April 10, 2012

Gibson Earns All-Tournament; Canes Dip to 6th at PBC Championships

PINE MOUNTAIN - The Georgia Southwestern golf team had the Peach Belt Conference Championship leader in its sights Tuesday at Callaway Gardens, but a mid-round stumble quickly dropped the Hurricanes to sixth place at the 11-team event.

GSW entered Tuesday six strokes behind leader UNC Pembroke and early in Tuesday's final round Southwestern had moved to within four strokes of the top position.

As quickly as the Hurricanes had moved up on UNCP, they moved twice as fast in the opposite direction. GSW, as a team, played holes six through nine at 7-over par. Holes 12 through 15 were just as draining as the 'Canes shot 10-over during that stretch. For the day, GSW played those eight holes at 17-over after finishing the first two rounds at a combined 9-over.

All-PBC First Team selection Craig Gibson provided a silver lining for an otherwise disappointing day for the Hurricanes. Gibson, who had tied for the low round of the tournament with a blistering 67 in the second round in which he rattled off six birdies to go with only one bogey, ended the event at even par and earned All-Tournament honors. Gibson tied for third in the 55-player field, three strokes behind the individual medalist Joel Dahlenburg from Flagler.

J.P. Griffin and Nate Gahman entered the day tied and finished the day tied as both men posted 76 scores on the 7,052-yard, par-72 Mountain View Course to end with a 225, 9-over. Travis Oestmann took 30th with a 227 (75-73-79). Chris Hall matched Oestmann with a 79 on Tuesday and finished tied for 39th at 15-over with a 231 total.

The Hurricanes will now have to wait to see if they receive an invitation to the NCAA Division II regionals May 5-7 in Hanover, N.C.

2012 PEACH BELT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(14) UNC Pembroke 288 291 293
872
+8
(18) USC Aiken 295 287 290
872
+8
(21) Georgia College 293 291 291
875
+11
(RV) Columbus State 297 295 290
882
+18
(24) Armstrong 293 301 292
886
+22
(16) GSW 296 289 305
890 +26
(RV) Flagler 300 294 299
893
+29
Clayton State 309 303 293
905
+41
North Georgia
304 311 310
925
+61
Montevallo 302 314 316
932
+68
Lander 313 304 325
942
+78
           
( ) - 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 75 67 74
216
E
T21
J.P. Griffin 71 78 76
225
+9
T21 Nate Gahman 77 72 76
225
+9
30 Travis Oeastmann 75 73 79
227
+11
T39 Christopher Hall 75 77 79
231
+15

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