'Canes Move Up Four Spots, Finish 6th At TVA Credit Union Classic

KILLEN, Ala. - The 25th-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's golf team shot a 3-over-par 291 on Tuesday at the TVA Credit Union Classic to move up four spots from Day 1 and finish the tournament in sixth place out of 15 teams.

Matthew Whittaker led the Hurricanes with a three-round total of 222 (+6) at the 7,133-yard Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club. Whittaker shot a 1-over 73 on Tuesday to finish the event tied for 23rd overall in the 77-player field.

Nate Gahman carded the 'Canes low score on Day 2 with a 71 and climbed 11 slots in the standings to finish tied for 26th. Gahman played the par 5s at 6-under for the tournament which was the fourth-best performance of the field. The rest of the Hurricanes combined to shoot even par on those holes. 

J.P Griffin and Anders Olsson posted final rounds of 72 and 79, respectfully, and finished the tournament tied for 29th and 43rd. Griffin had 35 pars over the two days which tied for 11th.

Andrew Ritchot provided the fourth score towards GSW's team total on Tuesday with his 3-over 75.

No. 4 North Alabama shot a final round of 282 to climb past Rollins for the team championship with a tournament total of 860. Southwestern ended with a 895.

Scott Lamb from Rollins captured individual medalist honors with a sizzling 10-under-par 206.

GSW returns to the links in February for the spring portion of its 2012-13 schedule. 

2012 TVA Credit Union Classic - TEAM SCORES


Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(4) North Alabama
293
285
282
860
-4
(RV) Rollins College
292
285
289 866
+2
(19) Columbus State
288
284
295
867
+3
(RV) Clayton State
295
283
292
870
+6
(RV) Carson-Newman 304
288
298 890
+26
(25) GSW
312
292
291 895
+31
Lander
302
300
300 902
+38
North Alabama Gold
301
302
303
906
+42
(RV) Valdosta State
299 299 311
909
+45
Henderson State 299 305 305
909
+45
Lindenwood 318 296 295
909 +45
(RV) Missouri-St. Louis 310 301 299 910
+46
(22) Delta State
295 308 307
910 +46
West Georgia
313 301 307 921 +57
Morthland College 330 308 329
967 +103

GSW Scores

Place   Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Total  
T23 Matthew Whittaker 79 70 73 222 +6
T26 Nate Gahman 77 75 71
223
+7
T29 J.P. Griffin 78 74 72
224
+8
T43 Anders Olsson
78 73 79
230
+14
57 Andrew Ritchott 81 78 75
234
+18