Hartsville, SC- After completing the final day of play at the Hartsville Country Club in the rain, the Gamecocks of South Carolina came away with the 2006 Coker College Intercollegiate golf tournament championship. The USC “B” Team shot a two day total of 566, 10 under par. Host Coker College and Concord University both tied for second place with totals of 589, +13 for the two days.


Individually, South Carolina’s Baker Elmore came in first, shooting five under for the tournament with total of 139. In second place just two strokes off the leader were Darcy Donaldson of Concord and Patrick Cunning of South Carolina, who each fired totals of 141, three under par.


For the Cobras, Chris Marsh led the way with a total of 144, giving him even par for the tournament. He was followed by Blaine Rogers at 145, +1, while Stephen Thomson tied for tenth with a score of 146, +2.  Rounding out the Coker “A” Team were Keith Wallace with a 154 and Steve Frisch with a 159.


Coker’s “B” Team faired well finishing eighth of 14 teams. They were led by Benoit Gordon with a 150, followed by Jay Goldenberg with a 151. Jimmy Gillam finished with a 153, while Andrew Efird shot a 156 and Patrick Kirby fired a 157 two day total.


The Cobras have now completed their fall season and will begin preparing for the spring semester, where they will be on the hunt to retain their CVAC Championship and return to the NCAA National Championship.