Aiken, SC (WLTX) --- Built in 1892, the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken is the nation's second oldest active course and that facility was where 18 college programs were this week for the 16th annual Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate.
USC started the day with a one-shot lead on N.C. State, but when the third and final round concluded, the Gamecocks were runners-up, seven shots back of tournament champion Augusta State.
South Carolina has now finished first, third, second and second in its last four tournaments. It marks the first time the Gamecocks have recorded four straight top-three finishes since finishing third or better in six straight events during the spring schedule of 1999.
Clemson had a solid showing, finishing tied for third with N.C. State.
Freshman Stephen Behr fired a five-under-par 65 in the final round to finish in fifth place individually. His 65 was the best by a Clemson golfer this year and his five under par, tied for the best score vs. par by a Clemson golfer this year. It was the best score by a Clemson freshman since the 2011 Furman Invitational when teammate Thomas Bradshaw fired a 64 in the final round.
Behr had five birdies and no bogeys in shooting his 65. It was the low round among the 90 golfers in the field on Tuesday and one of just two scores under par.
Matt Atkins of host school USC-Aiken won the medalist honors with a 206, while Virginia's Mac McLaughlin was second at 208.