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Investigation underway after man attacked by 2 dogs at Upstate golf course

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CAMPOBELLO, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies are investigating after a man was attacked by dogs at an Upstate golf course.

Firefighters with the Gowensville Fire Department said a 65-year-old man was hurt in the incident at the Links O’ Tryon Golf Course off New Cut Road in Campobello.

A manager at the golf course said the victim was dragged onto the course by two dogs around 10 a.m. on January 10.

Jamie Nelson, the director of Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Department, said his office initially responded to the incident, which occurred behind homes on Royal Troon Court, and secured the scene until Greenville County officials arrived to seize the dogs.

Greenville County deputies identified the animals as mix-breed dogs.

Deputies said the man had been walking when the dogs approached and brutally attacked him. The man suffered significant injuries but is expected to recover.

"The dogs did not have any identifiers with them and they are being classified as stray dogs at this time," Sgt. Ryan Flood said. 

 The dogs were taken to Greenville County Animal Care.

Marc Brady, a PGA Professional with Links O'Tryon, said they received a call regarding the incident and drove in a cart to assist. When they arrived, law enforcement was already on scene.

Brady said a leash law is in effect in the community and the dogs are not from the area. He encouraged members to not be deterred by the incident.

"We've never had trouble like this at all," he said. "It's over and done with, and we'll go back to playing golf."

Bob Mihalic with Greenville County asks that anyone with information regarding the incident calls 467-7595. 

As of Jan. 16, Mihalic said that investigators had not been able to locate the dogs' owners and said the animals were still being held in Greenville County Animal Care.

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