March 16, 2011

GSW bests 8 Division I schools at Don Benbow

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - As the lone NCAA Division II program in a tournament field full of Division I schools, the Georgia Southwestern golf team held its own, finishing third on Tuesday at the 11-team Don Benbow Invitational played at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club.

The Hurricanes finished ahead eight of D-I programs, including: Cleveland State, Wisconsin Green-Bay, Bradley, Creighton, Florida A&M, Butler, Alabama State and Eastern Illinois.

Appalachian State and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) tied for the team title with scores of 585, ahead of GSW and Cleveland State by six strokes.

Josh Nichols of Appalachian State was the lone golfer to finish under par, shooting a 4-under 138 (65-73) to win individual medialist honors.

GSW's Craig Gibson tied for the low round of Day 2 with an even-par 71 to finish 5-over for the 36-hole tournament, tied for 12th out of 74 participants. Nate Gahman joined Gibson at 12th with rounds of 73 and 74.

J.P Griffin finished a stroke behind Gibson and Gahman with a 6-over 148 to hold third for GSW. Reese Moseley and John Wilson Gordon posted 151 scores to tie for 30th overall.

The Hurricanes return to the links on Sunday, Mar. 27, at the three-day Lander Bearcat Invitational in Greenwood, S.C.

2011 DON BENBOW INVITATIONAL - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Total  

Appalachian State

291 294 585 +17
IUPUI 287 298 585 +17
GSW 295 296 591 +23 
Cleveland State 295 296 591 +23
Wisconsin-Green Bay 297 311 608 +40
Bradley 308 302 610 +42
Creighton 299 311 610 +42
Florida A&M 307 304 611 +43
Butler 309 304 613 +45 
Alabama State 308 316 624 +56
Eastern Illinois 312 320 632 +64
         

GSW SCORES

    Rd. 1 Rd. 2  Total   
T12 Craig Gibson 76 71 147 +5
T12 Nate Gahman 73 74 147 +5
T17 J.P. Griffin 71 77 148 +6
T30 Reese Moseley 75 76 151 +9
T30 John Wilson Gordon 76 75 151 +9