South Carolina Aiken wins Wexford Plantation title by one stroke
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Second-ranked South Carolina Aiken earned a one-shot victory at the Wexford Plantation on Tuesday afternoon against a Division I field.
Head coach Mike Carlisle's team recorded a three-round tally of 888, besting Presbyterian by a mere stroke.
Kyle Godsman was the top Pacer, taking the bronze with a three-round total of 217. His scores were 74-72-71.
Brandon Robinson-Thompson claimed a top-10 finish with his ninth-place performance. He posted scores of 71-75-77 for a 54-hole total of 223.
Joar Bjelkholm, Hayden Letien and Andrew Ward all tied for 22nd, helping the Pacers secure the top spot on the podium.
Bjelkholm shot an opening-round 75 and bested it with a 74 in the final 18 holes of the first day. He wrapped up the event with a 77 for a 226.
Letien improved in each round of the tournament. After opening with a score of 78, he registered scores of 75 and 73 for his 226.
Ward posted an opening-round 77, but cut his scores in the final 36 holes. He shot a 75 in the final 18 holes on Monday before finishing with a two-over par score Tuesday for the 226.
It marks the second time this season that USC Aiken has won a Division I tournament. In the fall, the squad won the Firestone Invitational hosted by Akron.