Southeastern Stumble

VALDOSTA - Perhaps the hole was just too deep. The 5th-ranked Hurricanes, who opened Day 2 of the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate in 13th place, shot a 295 on Tuesday to move up two slots and finish 11th at the 14-team, three-round event.

The tournament field was strong with eight teams ranked in the top 25 and another three receiving votes in the latest NCAA Division II Coaches' Poll.

GSW finished 50 strokes behind 13th-ranked North Alabama for the top spot in the team standings at the par-72, 7,140-yard Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.

Tyler Chandler from North Alabama won the individual title after firing rounds of 67, 67 and 69 for a 13-under 203.

Craig Gibson shot the Hurricanes low score with a two-day total of 1-over 217. Teammate J.P. Griffin matched Gibson with a 72 and 73 in Rounds 2 and 3, respectively, but his 74 in the opening round placed him in a tie for 20th place overall, four slots behind Gibson. Travis Oestmann tied for 50th place in the 75-player field with an 11-over 227. Nate Gahman went 78-76-75 for a 13-over 229 and Christopher Hall finished with a 233.

The Hurricanes return to the links on Monday (Mar. 19) for the first and second rounds of the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Georgia College.

2012 FIRST FEDERAL SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGIATE - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(13) North Alabama
285 282
274
841
-23
(3) Barry 281
287
287
855
-9
(1) Lynn
293
277
291
861
-3
(9) West Florida
291
282
290
863
-1
(25) Armstrong
299
283
287
869
+5
(RV) Columbus State
293
290
290
873
+9
(17) Florida Southern
291
288
295
874
+10
Rollins
297
292
289
878
+14
(22) Georgia College
295
292
297
884
+20
(RV) Florida Tech
296
290
299
885
+21
(5) GSW 301 295
295
891
+27
(RV) Valdosta State
300
296
295
891
+27
Flagler
303 295
299
897
+33
Delta State
297
304 308
909
+45
           
( ) - NCAA Division II ranking in latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll with RV = received votes

 

GSW SCORES

Place   Rd 1
Rd 2
Rd 3 Total  
T16 Craig Gibson 72 72
73
217
+1
T20 J.P. Griffin 74 72
73
219
+3
T50 Travis Oeastmann 78
75
74
227
+11
T61 Nate Gahman 78 76
75
229
+13
69 Christopher Hall 77 78
78
233
+17