BRADENTON, Fla. — Before heading to the Gary Koch Invitational, the College of Charleston men’s golf team earned a significant victory against No. 9 Florida at Concession Golf Club, site of the 2015 NCAA Championship.

The Cougars and Gators squared off in match play with Zach Munroe, Josh Lorenzetti and Jackson Moore winning their matches to give the Cougars the 3-2 edge.

Munroe beat Tyler McCumber, the 47th-ranked player in the country, 3 and 2. Moore and Lorenzetti each beat their respective opponents, Tommy Mou and A.J. Crouch, 2 and 1.

John Duke Hudson and Alex Ellis also competed, taking their matches late into the round before falling 2 and 1 and 2 up respectively.

The Cougars travel to Tampa, Fla., for the two-day Gary Koch Invitational, which starts today.

Softball

Samford defeated College of Charleston, 3-1, in softball in Birmingham, Ala. The Bulldogs (11-22, 3-9 Southern Conference) snapped a seven-game losing skid, but the Cougars (19-16, 8-6) still won the series with two victories on Saturday.

The Cougars got their lone run on an RBI single from Ashton Jarrett, a former Hanahan standout.

Liberty (16-18, 5-7 Big South) pounded out 19 hits and scored 11 unanswered runs in beating Charleston Southern, 15-4.

Linzy Rother hit her sixth home run of the season for CSU (9-33, 2-12).

Tennis

The College of Charleston women’s tennis team knocked off Southern Conference foe Chattanooga, 5-2, at the College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point.

The Cougars (15-8, 6-1 SoCon) won their fourth in a row and grabbed the SoCon lead on senior day for Christin Newman, Irena Viana and Olivia McMillan. Charleston is next at Wofford on Friday.

In Greenville, N.C.,the College of Charleston men fell, 4-3, to East Carolina. The loss drops the Cougars to 10-8, while East Carolina moves to 15-3 with an 11-1 mark at home.

Charleston Southern cruised to a 6-1 win over Liberty in women’s tennis in Lynchburg, Va.

The Buccaneers (11-5, 7-1 Big South) won two of the three doubles matches and five of the six singles competitions. CSU is next at Coastal Carolina on Wednesday.

Charleston natives, Jackson Pride and Elliott Sperr earned singles wins, but The Citadel men’s tennis team fell to Chattanooga, 5-2, in Chattanoog, Tenn. The Bulldogs drop to 7-12 overall and 0-9 in the Southern Conference, while the Mocs improve to 10-8, 5-4.