Anderson, a native of Hertfordshire, England, entered Sunday’s third and final round in fifth place and five shots back of leader Greg Eason of UCF, but his three-under round on the par-71, 6,876-yard North Corse at the Fountains Country Club put him in position if Eason didn’t finish strong.
Eason bogeyed his final two holes to shoot 74 and Anderson claimed his second career win and first of the season.
His big round also led his team to an eight-over 292, the second lowest score in the 18-team field on the day.
The Gamecocks climbed from a seventh-place tie into the fifth-place finish with a 54-holes core of 879. No. 39 UCF easily won the team title by seven shots over second-place Florida Gulf Coast.
Anderson started the day on the back nine and birdied two of his first three holes to set the tone for the day. He played the next eight holes at one over with a bogey and seven pars before picking up birdies on the third and fifth holes. He would par out to finish off the comeback and win the 96-player field. He finished the 54-hole event with a four-under 209 (69-72-68).
Sophomore Franco Grillo also had a solid final round for the Gamecocks, posting a one-under 70 to finish in a tie for 13th. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Grillo carded five birdies in the round to wrap up a three-day 218 (77-71-70).
Senior Andres Schonbaum (75-72-77) finished in a tie for 34th with a 224, while junior Dorian Fernandez (79-77-77) wrapped up the tournament in a tie for 66th. Freshman B.J. Chung’s (77-74-84) 235 put him in a tie for 72nd.
The Gamecocks have one more event before the Ohio Valley Conference Championship in late April. They will host the Grub Mart Intercollegiate on April 8-9 at Silver Lakes in Glencoe.