KIAWAH ISLAND — Led by sophomore Caleb Sturgeon and freshman Will Starke, South Carolina scored a 20-shot win over Winthrop on Tuesday in the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic men’s college golf tournament played at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Turtle Point course.

As a team, the Gamecocks shot even-par 284 in the final round for a three-day total of 859 for the win. Jacksonville State (885) was third.

Sturgeon, from Laurens, closed with a final-round 68 for a score of 210 to win medalist honors. Starke, from Chapin, was two shots behind. Winthrop was led by former Pinewood Prep star Kamito Hirai, who tied for ninth with a score of 218.

The College of Charleston — led by Zach Munroe, who tied for third (215), and Alex Ellis, who tied for sixth place (217) — finished fourth at 890.

Charleston Southern finished 13th at 914, while Presbyterian finished 17th at 921 and USC Upstate 18th at 926.

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South Carolina, 282-293-284—859; Winthrop, 289-300-290—879; Jacksonville State, 305-291-289—885; College of Charleston, 290-292-308—890; Marquette, 297-309-290—896; Western Kentucky, 295-299-305—899; Wisconsin, 296-291-315—902; Campbell, 298-302-303—903; William and Mary, 302-307-296—905; St. John’s, 308-299-299—906; High Point, 300-309-300—909; Radford, 292-310-310—912; Charleston Southern, 300-312-302—914; Connecticut, 299-311-305—915; Stetson, 300-305-313—918; Utah Valley, 302-309-309—920; Presbyterian, 299-305-317—921; Boise State, 300-322-300—922; USC Upstate, 302-320-304—926; George Washington, 311-307-309—927; Loyola-Maryland, 306-309-315—930; Francis Marion, 305-314-316—935; Towson, 305-323-310—938; Bradley, 303-337-307—947; Butler, 317-319-311—947; Mount St. Mary’s, 315-317-329—961.


College of Charleston: T3. Zach Munroe 215; T6. Alex Ellis 217; T51. Parker Allen 230; T51. Josh Lorenzetti 230; T99. Daniel Kim 239.

Charleston Southern: T33. Nicolas Baena 226; T43 Jarrett Swan 228; T57. Ross Thomson 231; T57. CJ Liner 231; T83. Choo Teck Ng 237.