College of Charleston sophomore John Jonas sank his third-ever hole-in-one on the par-3 14th at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort to put him in a four-way tie for 10th (+2) after two rounds of play at The Invitational.
For Jonas, who is in his first year at C of C transferring from LSU, it was his first ace since his sophomore year in high school. He went even-par on the front nine and 1-under on the back nine .
The Cougars turned in the second-lowest round of the day with a 293 (+23). They are currently two strokes out of the top 5 as No. 17-ranked South Florida leads the field with an even-par 576.
Each of C of C’s starters finished at 4-over or better in the second round after a tough first round of play which saw the team in 11th. Sophomore Josh Lorenzetti is tied for 18th (+4), while freshman Matthew Mahle, who is competing as an individual, is tied for 26th (+4).
Freshman Laura Fuenfstueck finished in a tie for second place to lead the No. 34-ranked College of Charleston women’s golf team to a fifth place finish with a team score of 902 (+38) at the Palmetto Intercollegiate at the Turtle Point Golf Course.
The team shot a 12-over 300 to finish the competition with rounds of 299-303-300=902 (+38). Kansas (+12) was the team champion with a three-shot win over Georgia State. East Tennessee State (+35) finished in third.
Back-to-back CAA Player of the Week Laura Fuenfstueck scored runner-up honors for her second consecutive tournament with a three-round score of 69-73-74=216 (E), two strokes behind individual medalist Melissa Siviter of Georgia State.
Senior Torey Johnson finished in a tie for 36th place to highlight play for Charleston Southern at the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Monday at Kiawah Island’s Turtle Point Golf Course. The Bucs finished 18th as a team in concluding their fall season at the three-round event.
Johnson carded an opening round one-over 73 to start off her strong, before putting together scores of 79 and 77 to finish at 13-over par.
Kansas captured the team title with a three-round tally of 876 strokes, topping second-place Georgia State by three shots.
College of Charleston’s offensive firepower was on display at the Fall World Series as the Maroon team swept the Gold team in the weekend’s three games.
Maroon won by scores of 6-3, 11-0 and 9-5, showing that Charleston’s veteran position players will be a serious threat this spring season in the CAA.
Reigning Freshman All-American Carl Wise led the way for Maroon, tallying hits in every game and finishing with seven RBI.
Clemson will conclude fall practice with three Orange & Purple baseball games this weekend at two different sites.
On Friday, the first of three games will be held at 5 p.m. at Fluor Field in Greenville. The second game will take place at noon Saturday at Fluor Field. The final game will be at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Admission is free to all three games.
Swimming and diving
College of Charleston’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads will host a bone marrow drive Nov. 14 on College of Charleston’s campus.
Partnering with Be The Match, a service of the National Marrow Donor Program and the most diverse bone marrow registry in the country, the C of C teams will work to sign up potential bone marrow donors and raise money for the transplant registry.
The registry sign-up will be noon-5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Quad and Portico outside of Physicians Memorial Auditorium (across from the Stern Student Center). In order to sign up for the registry, participants only have to get a swab sample taken from the inner cheek. That sample will then help identify a match in the future.
The teams also will host a fundraiser 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Moe’s Southwest Grill on King Street where 10 percent of sales will be donated to Be The Match. Customers just have to deposit their receipts in a bowl at the register for their purchase to count.
The Charleston Gamecock Club will hold a Homecoming Happy Hour 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at The Alley, 131 Columbus St., downtown Charleston.
The upstairs bar/lounge will be reserved; happy hour drink prices will be in effect for the duration of the party.
Bobby Hartin will host a live broadcast of “Fan Talk” on ESPN Radio 98.9FM and 910AM at The Alley from 3-6 p.m.
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