GSW finishes 8th at Bearcat Golf Classic

GREENWOOD, S.C. - The Georgia Southwestern golf team was unable to duplicate its stellar Day 1 performance in the final round of the Second Annual Lander Bearcat Golf Classic on Tuesday and finished eighth out of 17 schools in the tournament.

Craig Gibson paced the 'Canes with a 12th-place individual finish and a final score of 2-under at the par-72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club.

Southwestern finished 10 strokes behind team champion UNC Pembroke. Runner-up Carson-Newman finished a stroke behind UNCP with a score of 575.

Joe Young of Georgia College won the individual title with a 6-under 138.

Nate Gahman shot GSW's low round on Tuesday with a 73 and tied for 13th overall in the 90-player field. J.P. Griffin finished at even par for the tournament after shooting a 74 on Day 2. John Wilson Gordon finished with a two-day total of 158 to tie for 84th place and Reese Moseley posted a pair of 81s to finish at 18-over.

The Hurricanes return to the links on Apr. 4 in Miami for the first round of the Buccaneer Invitational hosted by Barry University.

2011 BEARCAT CLASSIC - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Total  
(RV) UNC Pembroke 291 283 574 -2
Carson-Newman 288 287  575 -1
(8) Georgia College 289 287  576 E
(10) Barton 287 293  580 +4
(17) USC Aiken 299 282  581 +5
(RV) Queens 292 290  582 +6
(RV) Lander 287 296  583 +7
(RV) GSW 281 303  584 +8
(17) Newberry 290 296  586 +10
(RV) Flagler 296 293  589 +13
Mount Olive 297 294  591 +15
Montevallo 304 293  597 +21
Coker 300 299  599 +23
West Georgia 296 304  600 +24
(RV) Clayton State 311 289  600 +24
Erskine 293 308  601 +25
North Georgia 299 304  603 +27
         
( ) - NCAA Division II ranking in latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll with RV = received votes

GSW SCORES

Place    Rd. 1 Rd. 2  Total   
12 Craig Gibson 67 75  142 -2
T13 Nate Gahman 70 73  143 -1
T15 J.P. Griffin 70 74  144 E
T84 John Wilson Gordon 74 84  158 +14
89 Reese Moseley 81 81  162 +18