Georgia Southwestern men’s golf standout Craig Gibson was one of 32 student-athletes in the country to receive an invite over the weekend to compete in the regional competition of the 2010 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships.
Gibson is one of eight individual qualifiers joining 20 teams at the South/Southeast Regional, which is scheduled for May 3-5 at the Wilson Country Club in Wilson, N.C.
The honor is also historic for GSW as it marks the first time that any of the university’s 10 intercollegiate sports programs will be participating in NCAA regional competition.
A first team All-Peach Belt Conference selection, Gibson paced the Hurricanes in scoring with a 73.3 average in 20 rounds combined for the fall and spring. He recorded three top-five finishes in nine tournaments and was the individual medalist at the 21-team, 105 player, Aflac/Cougar Invitational in the fall behind a second round 65 – the Peach Belt’s second-lowest round of the year.
Following the victory, he was named the PBC Golfer of the Week on October 9, 2009, becoming only the second GSW golfer to receive the weekly award.
Gibson finished the season with the fifth-lowest scoring average in the Peach Belt.
A sophomore from Brooks, Alberta, Canada, Gibson joins UNC Pembroke’s Justin Walor, Clayton State’s Wade Binfield and North Greenville’s Brad Caldwell in the Southeast Region. The four individual qualifiers from the South Region are West Georgia’s Bryn Powers, Henderson State’s Ben Cuzen, Delta State’s Chase Smith and Zach Potter from Florida Tech.
The top five teams and the top two student-athletes not with a team from each regional (regardless of region) will advance to the NCAA Division II finals May 18-21 at The Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Ind.
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