Thomas Wins USCB’s 1st PBC Golfer of the Week honor
From staff reports
For the first time in program history, a USC Beaufort men’s golfer won the Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week, as Jacob Thomas collected that honor on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Thomas is fresh off his first multi-day tournament victory. He claimed the individual title at the Invite at Innisbrook, after being shortened to 36 holes due to the conditions of Hurricane Ian.
The senior finished the outing at 3-under 139, which featured a sub-par, 4-under 67 first-round score and a 1-over 72 outing in the second round on Monday.
Sand Shark defense on display on loss to No. 3 Columbus State
The USCB women’s soccer team showcased its stout defense on Wednesday at home, but the Sand Sharks fell to No. 3 Columbus State, 2-0, at Fin Land Field.
Sand Sharks keeper Emily Worrell nabbed a career-high eight saves in 90 minutes.
USCB’s stellar defense continued to be rock solid through the first 40 minutes; facing an astounding 11 shots, as Worrell racked up six saves in the first half.
The Cougars’ offensive broke through after Brooke Ouimette’s shot went off the crossbar and deflected off of Worrell and into the net. CSU (7-1-1, 3-0-1 PBC) kept the Sand Sharks (8-2-0, 2-2 PBC) attack at bay, not allowing a shot.
It was in the 76th minute when the Cougars put another tally on the board, as Ouimette and Olivia Roth found Anna Grady to make it 2-0.
Mead, Tasney finish in top 7 of Newberry Invitational
Ashleigh Mead and Cassie Tasney finished in the top seven after the final 18 holes of the Newberry Invitational at the Harbor Club.
Mead edged her teammate with a sixth-place finish at 18-over 162. In her second and final round, the junior posted an 11-over 83.
Tasney matched Mead on Tuesday with an 11-over 83 performance. However, the sophomore from Pickerington, Ohio slotted in seventh place at 20-over 164.
Jessica Edwards fell three spots on the individual leaderboard to place 15th. The transfer from Spartanburg Methodist finished 29-over 173.
Alejandra Rodriguez and Jessica Hoeft had upward movement on the individual leaderboard. Rodriguez finished in 17th, while Hoeft placed 18th.
As a team, USCB finished third out of four teams at 105-over 681. Host-school Newberry won the outing by 20 strokes at 64-over 640. Coastal Georgia finished second at 84-over 660.