GSW in 14th After Day 1 at Bobcat

EATONTON - The 5th-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's golf team posted a 17-over 577 on Monday to finish Day 1 in 14th place at the 17-team Bobcat Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia College. Christopher Hall led the Hurricanes with a two-round total of 1-under 139.

The tournament field is the strongest GSW has seen this year with 12 teams ranked in the top 25 and another pair receiving votes in the latest NCAA Division II Coaches' Poll.

GSW sits 23 strokes behind 3rd-ranked Barry University for the top spot in the team standings at the par-70, 6,847-yard Golf Club at Cuscowilla.

The Buccaneer's Marcus Segerstrom fired a 65-66 and leads the 90-player field at 9-under par.

Hall shot rounds of 69 and 70 to pace the Hurricanes. He is tied for 11th. Nate Gahman followed an opening-round 72 with an even-par 70 for GSW to tie for 23rd. Travis Oeastmann is tied for 37th after his 5-over day (72-73), while teammates Craig Gibson (77-74) and J.P. Griffin (78-75) had to rebound from opening-round struggles to tie for 71st and 76th, respectively.

The Hurricanes wrap up the Bobcat Intercollegiate Tuesday morning. GSW's first tee time is 9:10 a.m. and the Hurricanes will be paired with golfers from West Florida and Valdosta State.

2012 BOBCAT INTERCOLLEGIATE - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(3) Barry 274 280   554 -6
(7) Nova Southeastern 283 274   577 -3
(25) Armstrong 279 284   563 +3
(18) UNC Pembroke 282 282   564 +4
(1) Lynn 288 279   567 +7
(22) Georgia College 288 279   569 +7
(13) North Alabama 291 277   568 +8
(16) Carson-Newman 278 292   570 +10
(RV) Columbus State 291 280   571 +11
Rollins 285 286   571 +11
(17) Florida Southern 292 280   572 +12
(15) USC Aiken 285 287   572 +12
(9) West Florida 286 287   573 +13
(5) GSW 290 287   577 +17
(RV) Valdosta State 295 297   592 +32
Clayton State 297 302   599 +39
Lander 315 298   613 +53
           
( ) - 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  
T11 Christopher Hall 69 70   139 -1
T23 Nate Gahman 72 70   142 +2
T37 Travis Oeastmann 72 73   145 +5
T71 Craig Gibson 77 74   151 +11
T76 J.P. Griffin 78 75   153 +13