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USCB’s Sand Sharks take inaugural tourney.

december 2008 55 The USCB Sand Sharks men’s team won out over a strong competitive field of college teams at the first J. Lindeberg-USCB Sand Sharks Classic golf tournament Nov. 8-9.Tradition National Golf Club in Hardeeville hosted the first J. Lindeberg-USCB Sand Sharks Classic golf tournament Nov. 8-9. The USCB Sand Sharks men’s team won out over a strong competitive field of college teams, including Savannah College of Art and Design, Berry College, Webber International University, and Edward Waters College. The USCB women golfers came in second among competitors from Northwood College, Spartanburg Methodist College, SCAD, Berry and Webber International.

“It wasn’t a huge field, but it was a very, very competitive one,” said USCB Coach Shane LeBaron. “Several teams, including Berry and SCAD, are in the top 20. I’m very proud of how well our guys did on their home course.”

Among the competitors was Reed Howard, son of film director Ron Howard, and a member of the Sand Sharks team.

Howard attended the International Junior Golf Academy and the affiliated Heritage Academy on Hilton Head Island, before enrolling for a year at Pepperdine University. He transferred to USCB last year and qualified for the U.S. Amateur earlier this year.

Tradition National Golf Club is USCB’s golf team home course. “We are thrilled that Tradition National is hosting our team,” LeBaron said. “It’s a world-class course with wonderful practice facilities and a neat par-3. We are able to practice at Tradition a couple of days a week, and it’s just down the road from our campus.”