Cougar golfers eighth at regional

The College of Charleston men's golf team sits in eighth place after the second round of tournament play at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Southwest Regional Championship held Friday at Briggs Ranch Golf Club.

The Cougars went 2-under par on the front nine behind the play of junior Zach Munroe, who paces the squad with two consecutive under-par rounds of 70-71-141 and is tied for eighth at -3.

Sophomore John Jonas and freshman William Rainey are tied for 39th at +3, while senior Alex Ellis was 2-over for the day and is tied for 45th (+4). The average score on Friday was 73.08 as the field faced winds out of the south at 10-15 mph.

No. 6-ranked and top-seeded Georgia holds a two-stroke lead with a 10-under 566 followed by No. 19 Vanderbilt (-8) which shot up the leaderboard with a 15-under, second-round score of 273. No. 31 SMU is third (-6), No. 43 Georgia State fourth (+1) and No. 18 UCLA, TCU and No. 42 Georgia Southern in a three-way tie for fifth (+2).

The Cougars, who are currently three strokes out of fifth place and still in contention, will be paired tomorrow with Georgia Southern and UCF.

Offensive lineman Jozie Milton (6-3, 290), of Clinton, La., committed to USC on Friday.

Milton had over 20 offers, including Mississippi, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, South Florida and Southern Miss.

Milton is the Gamecocks' 11th commitment for the 2015 class. He's the fourth commitment for USC in the last eight days and is the second offensive lineman to commit.