USC Aiken Golf Team Wins PBC Championship
Story courtesy of Pacer Athletics
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. (04/16/2018) The No. 9 University of South Carolina Aiken Golf Team won the Peach Belt Conference Championship while Johnson Holliday took home the individual title.
Head coach Michael Carlisle's team shot 14-under par, 850. The tally marked the lowest three-round score in PBC Championship history.
Columbus State was second (864) while Young Harris was third (882).
Holliday, a redshirt-senior, led from the outset, finishing eight-under par. For the tournament, he posted scores of 68-66-74. Holliday won the event by three strokes. Last year, he finished second at the PBC Championship. In 2015, Holliday was third at the event.
Axel Östensson tied his best mark of the tournament, shooting two-under par, 70, on Sunday. For the event, Östensson shot three-under par, 213. The score was good enough for third place.
August Lindvall shot one-under par, 71, for the final 18 holes of play. His score for the event was one-under par, 215. Lindvall's spectacular second round and solid third round pushed him into a fifth-place finish.
Rookie George Eubank tallied a top-10 effort. After opening with an even-par, 72, he posted scores of 73-74, finishing three-over par, 219. Eubank tied for eighth in the loaded field.
Dan Sheehan finished 29th.
Holliday, Östensson and Lindvall each earned all-tournament team honors.
The event was hosted by Flagler and was played on the par-72, 6,939-yard Slammer and Squire Course. It marked the 12th Peach Belt Conference Championship in the program's history. The first league championship came in 1995 and others followed in 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
The Pacers return to action May 7-9 at the NCAA Super Regional in Conover, N.C.