PEORIA, Ariz. - In its spring season opener, the No. 45-ranked College of Charleston women's golf team tied for fourth on the final day of tournament play at the Westbrook Invitational at the Westbrook Village Golf Club.
The Cougars shot 5-over par for the tournament and tied Nebraska with a three-round score of 286-285-298-869.
No. 35 Ohio State won the team title by 10 strokes (-26) over No. 19 Oregon (-16), while host Wisconsin, ranked No. 46, finished third (-5).
Mary Chandler Bryan shot a 1 over 73 and finished 3 under overall to tie for sixth with Brooke Ferrell of Wisconsin, Stephanie Miller of Illinois and Elizabeth Tong of Indiana. Laura Fuenfstueck and Morgan Webber shot 3-over on the final day to place in a seven-way tie for 22nd at 2-over 218.
The Cougars will next host college golf's largest tournament of its kind with 36 teams in town for the three-day Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic to be held at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Cougar Point and Oak Point courses on March 2-4 on Kiawah Island.
South Carolina (7-0) moved up two spots to No. 3 in the Baseball America top 25 poll. The Gamecocks went 4-0 this past week with a 4-0 win over Presbyterian and a three-game sweep of Eastern Kentucky. USC is No. 5 in the Collegiate Baseball poll.
Clemson (5-1) also moved up two spots, from No. 13 to No. 11, after sweeping a three-game weekend series from Maine. The Tigers are No. 16 in the Collegiate Baseball poll.
South Carolina right- hander Wil Crowe was named SEC freshman of the week, one week after he was named SEC pitcher of the Week.
Crowe worked 61/3 scoreless innings in Sunday's victory over Eastern Kentucky with just four hits allowed and one walk to pick up his second win of the season. Crowe has 10 strikeouts in a team-high 122/3 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting just .100 against him.