KIAWAH ISLAND -- Gus Ulrich, the director of instruction at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C., posted a 5-under-par 67 Tuesday to take the first-round lead in the Carolinas PGA Professional Championship being played at Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Ocean Course and Osprey Point Golf Club.

Ulrich, who played Osprey Point, made six birdies and only one bogey.

Eric Steindel of Linville (N.C.) Golf Club and Bryan Sullivan of Kilmarlic Golf Club in Kitty Hawk, N.C., were tied for second at 69. Steindel played Osprey Point while Sullivan played the Ocean Course.

Half the field played each course and will switch courses for today's second round. The field will be cut to the low 60 and ties for Thursday's final round, to be played at the Ocean Course. The event is open to the public. The top 20 finishers also qualify for the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship.

--The College of Charleston men shot a 3-over 291 to finish sixth with an 866 total among 15 teams at the Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate in Florence.

The Cougars' Neil Gowan and Seth Stuart each shot 1-under-par 215s for 54 holes and tied for 12th place. Charleston Southern had a 288 final round and a 865 total to place fifth, led by David Denlinger, whose 7-under 209 tied him for second, one shot behind the winner.

--The Citadel women placed ninth in the Terrier Intercollegiate in Spartanburg, carding a 36-hole 660, led by Bree Baumgartner with a 159 total.


Charleston Southern forward Allison Lewis was named the Big South Conference women's soccer attacking player of the week. She scored both goals, including the overtime winner, in the Buccaneers' 2-1 victory over Georgia Southern.


Charleston Southern (2-9) posted a 3-1 victory over The Citadel (4-2) at McAlister Field House.

The Buccaneers won, 25-18, 25-23, 22-25, 25-10. Amy Nokes led the Bucs with 12 kills, and Cassie Uribe had 19 to lead the host Bulldogs.

--The College of Charleston claimed a 3-1 victory over Presbyterian in Clinton. The Cougars won, 25-20, 25-23, 28-30, 26-24.

Madelyn McGinnis had 17 kills to lead the Cougars (4-6) over the Blue Hose (2-7).