PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- USC-Aiken defeated Columbus State on the second playoff hole to claim the title at the Outback Steakhouse Inercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament.  The event, which was held at the 6,457-yard, par-72 Hombre Golf Club, was hosted by Catawba College and concluded on Tuesday.  It marked the seventh straight tournament victory for the Pacers, the 2004 NCAA Division II National Champions. 

Aiken trailed Columbus State by three shots entering the final round, but rallied to tie the Cougars at 595 and won on the second playoff hole.  Georgia College and State was third, just two shots off the lead and had the low team round on Tuesday with a 294, matching the opening round by Columbus State.  John Tillery, of GC&SU, won individual medalist honors on the first playoff hole.  He defeated Aiken’s Dane Burkhart and fellow GC&SU teammate Juan Bialet, who all shot 145 for the two rounds.  Bialet tied Columbus State’s Christian Ries for the tournament low round of 69 to make the playoff. 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE INTERCOLLEGIATE

COKER INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

10   Coker College            319  315    634
T 12  Benoit Gordon            78   72    150
T 22  Louis-Pierre Godin       78   76    154
T 52  Jeffery Johnson          81   82    163
T 62  Vincent Dumauchel        82   85    167
T 69  Gary Morgan              90   87    177

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE INTERCOLLEGIATE

FINAL TEAM RESULTS              

*1.  USC-Aiken          297-298=595    

 2.  Columbus State     294-301=595    

 3.  Georgia C&SU       303-294=597    

 4.  West Florida       305-304=609    

 5.  Florida Gulf Coast 312-301=613    

 6.  Cleveland State    321-299=620    

 7.  Charleston,WV      317-310=627    

 8.  Lenoir-Rhyne       321-308=629    

 9.  Catawba            325-305=630    

10.  Coker              319-315=634    

11.  Clayton C&SU       316-326=642    

12.  Wingate            328-315=643    

13.  Cape Fear CC       321-325=646    

14.  Anderson           335-317=652    

15.  Montevallo         354-329=683