Hurricanes lead 17-team Bearcat Golf Classic

GREENWOOD, S.C. - The Georgia Southwestern golf team fired its lowest round in five years of NCAA play on Monday, a 7-under 281, to grab a six-stroke lead after Day 1 at the Second Annual Lander Bearcat Golf Classic being held at the par-72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club.

Craig Gibson paced the 'Canes with the low score of the 90-player field, a 5-under 67.

Southwestern sits six strokes ahead of 10th-ranked Barton and host school, Lander. Carson-Newman is fourth after posting an even par 288.

GSW's Nate Gahman and J.P. Griffin are tied for seventh place after firing 2-under par rounds of 70. John Wilson Gordon shot a 74 to tie for 36th overall and Reese Moseley added a 9-over 81.

The Hurricanes return to the links on Tuesday at 9 a.m. for the final round of the Bearcat Classic.

2011 BEARCAT CLASSIC - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Total  
(RV) GSW 281   281 -7
(10) Barton 287   287 -1
(RV) Lander 287   287 -1
Carson-Newman 288   288 E
(8) Georgia College 289   289 +1
(17) Newberry 290   290 +2
(RV) UNC Pembroke 291   291 +3
(RV) Queens 292   292 +4
Erskine 293   293 +5
(RV) Flagler 296   296 +8
West Georgia 296   296 +8
Mount Olive 297   297 +9
North Georgia 299   299 +11
(17) USC Aiken 299   299 +11
Coker 300   300 +12
Montevallo 304   304 +16
(RV) Clayton State 311   311 +23
         
( ) - NCAA Division II ranking in latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll with RV = received votes

GSW SCORES

Place    Rd. 1 Rd. 2  Total   
1 Craig Gibson 67   67 -5
T7 Nate Gahman 70   70 -2
T7 J.P. Griffin 70   70 -2
T36 John Wilson Gordon 74   74 +2
T86 Reese Moseley 81   81 +9