February 20, 2012

Griffin Wins Title, 'Canes Take 2nd at Spring Opener

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - He's been named a Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week. He's finished in the top five in four tournaments and been a runner-up once during his collegiate career. Now, Georgia Southwestern golfer J.P. Griffin can add "champion" to his resume. Griffin fired a 1-over 73 on Monday to win the individual title at the two-round Frito Lay/Taco Bell Intercollegiate hosted by Jackson State.

GSW finished two strokes behind Division I McNeese State University for the top spot in the team standings. The Hurricanes opened Day 2 in second out of the 14 schools represented in the tournament, 10 of which are NCAA D-I.

Griffin tied for the low round on Day 1 at the par-72, 7128-yard Dancing Rabbit Golf Course with a 74 and ended a stoke behind the low round of Day 2 with his 73. Teammate Craig Gibson ended with a two-day total of 150 which was good for sixth place in the 73-player field. Nate Gahman went 75-78 (153) to tie for 16th. Christopher Hall shaved two strokes off his Day 1 79 score to end with a 12-over 156. Chris Campos tied for 68th in the opening tournament of the spring for the Blue & Gold.

The Hurricanes travels to the Big Easy this weekend to begin play at the University of New Orleans Mardi Gras Invitational on Monday morning.

2012 FRITO LAY/TACO BELL INTERCOLLEGIATE - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Total  
 McNeese State
302 302
604 +28
GSW 303 303
606 +30
Savannah State
308 301
609 +33
Jackson State
306 304
610 +34
Tennessee-Martin
314 299
613 +37
Bethune-Cookman 319 299
618 +42
Florida A&M
319 309 628 +52
Texas-Pan American
323 305
628 +52
IPFW 326 311
637 +61
Southern Illinois
335 316
651 +75
Illinois-Springfield 328 324
652 +76
Christian Brothers
321 342
663 +87
Maryland-Eastern Shore
336 333
669 +93
Talladega College
360 356
716 +140
         

TOP GSW SCORES

Place   Rd 1
Rd 2
Total  
T1 J.P. Griffin 74 73 147 +3
6 Craig Gibson 75 75 150 +6
T16 Nate Gahman 75 78 153 +9
T21 Christopher Hall 79 77 156 +12
T68 Chris Campos 84 91 175 +31