Winthrop golf starts Big South tournament in 3rd place.

Posted April 22, 2013 7:37 am | Filed under Sports

NINETY SIX, SC–The Winthrop men’s golf team finds itself in third place after shooting an opening round 299 in the 2013 Big South Conference Championships being held at The Patriot at Grand Harbor.

Winthrop entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed and that held true to form as it trails No. 1 seed Liberty by five strokes and No. 2 seed Coastal by three shots.

The Eagles are five shots ahead of Campbell who is tied for fourth place with Radford at 304.

Winthrop senior Cameron Bell (Charlotte, NC) is tied for third place with Liberty’s Chase Marinell after turning in an even par 72 on Sunday. Senior Kyle Bearden (Barnwell, SC) shot 1-over 73 and is tied with two other golfers for fifth place. Eagle freshman Nick Eberhardt (Fort Mill, SC) is also in the top 20 on the leaderboard as he is in a 8-way tie for 15th place after a 4-over 76 round.

Winthrop will tee off at 9:20 a.m. on Monday. The final round is set for Tuesday.