Gamecocks T-8th at NCAA Baton Rouge Regional – University of South Carolina Athletics

BATON ROUGE, La. – South Carolina shot 298 (+10) and sits at T-8e with No. 24 Oregon at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. The Gamecocks are eight shots behind fifth-place Ohio State entering the final round on Wednesday.

Redshirt sophomore Frankie Harris led the team in the second round today with an even-par 72. The Boca Raton, Florida, native was steady except for one blemish, a triple bogey on the par-4 ninth hole. He experienced a hard break during his approach as it flew long and departed into a hazard area. He was bogey-free outside that hole with a trio of birdies. Harris is four shots behind LSU’s Connor Gaunt, who currently holds the ticket for the highest seed on a non-progressive team to the NCAA Championship.

Freshman Bo Carpenter and sophomore Zach Adams each shot 75 (+3). Carpenter made three birdies and finished strong with a circle on his scorecard at the par-5 17e hole, bouncing back from a double and a bogey on the previous two holes. Adams got off to a hot start with four birdies in his first five holes. He was 2-under after his fifth birdie on the 11th hole, but bogeys on his next four holes pushed his score to 2-over that day.

Junior Nathan Franks, who is back in the lineup this week after missing most of the spring with an injury, shot 76 (+4) and was the final score. He had back-to-back birdies on holes 11 and 12, but couldn’t get any red numbers on his scorecard along the way. Senior Rafe Reynolds came on today and shot 82 (+10) in the five-man spot for the Gamecocks.

Carolina will likely need a round of par or better tomorrow to chase down some of the teams before it to get into the top five moving into next week’s NCAA Championship at Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, California. The NCAA finals would be the team’s 22NL all-time appearance and the first since 2019.

The Gamecocks are again paired with the Ducks and are joined by Houston, who is seventh at 9-over. The team will depart from Hole 1 again at 8:55 a.m. (ET) and live scores will be available via Golfstat.

2024 Baton Rouge Regional Rankings

1. No. 12 Virginia – 570 (-6)

2. No. 1 Chestnut brown – 575 (-1)

3. No. 14 Texas Tech – 579 (+3)

4. No. 25 duke – 582 (+6)

5. Ohio State – 583 (+7)

6. LSU – 584 (+8)

7. Houston – 585 (+9)

T8. South Carolina – 591 (+15)

T8. No. 24 Oregon – 591 (+15)

10. Lip Comb – 592 (+16)

11.Louisville – 602 (+26)

12.Yale – 624 (+48)

13. Loyola Maryland – 625 (+49)

14. Arkansas Pine-Bluff – 649 (+73)

2024 Baton Rouge Regional Gamecock Rankings

T16. Frankie Harris – 73 (+1)

24. Bo Carpenter – 72 (E)

T27. Nathan Franken – 73 (+1)

T36. Zach Adams – 75 (+3)

SUB. Lansdon Robbins – 79 (+7)

SUB. Rafe Reynolds – 82 (+10)