SC State Golfers Finish Second in Bulldog Classic

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

ORANGEBURG, SC – Host South Carolina State carded a 36-hole team total of 606 (304-302) to finish second in the eight-team Bulldog Classic held Sunday and Monday (Apr. 1-2) at the Country Club of Orangeburg.

Florida A&M had a two-day total of 597 (297-300) to capture first place in the five-year old event, which was held at the par 72, 6,702-yard course for the first time after four years at the Hillcrest Golf Course.

Following the Rattlers and Bulldogs in the tournament were two-time defending champion Bethune-Cookman at 610 (312-298), Savannah State at 625 (308-317), Alabama State at 629 (321-308), Hampton at 674 (339-335), St. Augustine’s at 714 (367-347) and Winston-Salem State (736 (374-362).

Bulldog sophomore Robert Biggers led the way for SC State with a 36-hole total of 143 (72-71), one-under par, which put him in a three-way tie for first place with James Petty (69-74) and Jason Still (72-71), both of Florida A&M.

Petty, whose 3-under par 69 on Sunday was the best round of the tournament, won a two-hole playoff to take medalist honors, ahead of Still and Biggers.

Other Bulldog participants were junior Aaron Robinson, who finished in a tie for 11th with a 10-over par 154 (78-76), junior Matthew Gilliard, who was another stroke back at 155 (75-80), junior Cory Jozefiak at 162 (79-83) and freshman Hector Arroyave at 167 (92-75), who is coming off a shoulder injury.

SC State junior Brennan Thomas participated in the individual competition and carded a 36-hole total of 195 (96-99).