GSW 8th After Day 1 at Bearcat Classic

GREENWOOD, S.C. - The 16th-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's golf team posted an 18-over 594 on Monday to finish Day 1 in eighth place at the 17-team Bearcat Golf Classic hosted by Lander University. Craig Gibson led the Hurricanes with a two-round total of 5-under 139.

GSW sits 23 strokes behind 18th-ranked USC Aiken for the top spot in the team standings at the par-72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club.

The tournament field is filled with Peach Belt Conference schools as 10 programs in the Bearcat are from the PBC. 14th-ranked UNC Pembroke is the only PBC program not participating in the event.

Flagler's Joel Dahlenburg fired an 11-under 133 and leads the 87-player field.

Gibson shot rounds of 73 and 66 to pace the Hurricanes. His second-round 66 matched Dahlenburg for the low round of the tournament. Gibson is tied for third overall. Nate Gahman followed an opening-round 75 with 73 for GSW to tie for 22nd. Travis Oeastmann is tied for 47th after his 8-over day (74-78), while teammate Christopher Hall carded a 155 to tie for 60th. J.P. Griffin opened with a 73, but had the round DQ'd because he signed an incorrect scorecard. Griffin posted a 79 in Round 2.

The Hurricanes wrap up the Bearcat Classic with their final round on Tuesday morning.

2012 BEARCAT GOLF CLASSIC - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(18) USC Aiken 290 281   571 -5
(21) Georgia College 288 293   581 +5
(RV) Columbus State 295 290   585 +9
(22) Carson-Newman 300 286   586 +10
(RV) Newberry 297 292   589 +13
(RV) Flagler 297 292   589 +13
(24) Armstrong 295 297   592 +16
(16) GSW 299 295   594 +18
Erskine 296 300   596 +20
(RV) Queens (N.C.)
299 298   597 +21
Montevallo 304 295   599 +23
(RV) Coker 301 299   600 +24
Clayton State 305 296   601 +25
(RV) Belmont Abbey
309 293   602 +26
North Georgia
311 301   612 +36
Mount Olive
304 309   613 +37
Lander 308 311   619 +43
           
( ) - 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  
T3 Craig Gibson 73 66   139 -5
T22 Nate Gahman 75 73   148 +4
T47 Travis Oeastmann 74 78   152 +8
T60 Christopher Hall 77 78   155 +11

J.P. Griffin DQ 79  
+7