'Canes Slip Three Spots, Finish 13th At Bobcat Invite

EATONTON - The 24th-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's golf team shot a 19-over par 299 on Tuesday in the final round of the 17-team Bobcat Invitational to finish the tournament in 13th place.

J.P. Griffin and Matthew Whittaker carded team-low scores of 74 in the final round at the 6,730-yard Cuscowilla Golf Resort on Lake Oconee. Andrew Ritchot was a stroke back with a 75.  

Nate Gahman finished the three-round event tied for 31st out of 90 golfers with a total score of 220 (71-72-77). Griffin tallied a 221 (74-73-74) to tie for 37th while Whittaker (77-72-74) and Ritchot (75-73-75) shared 48th place with scores of 223. Anders Olsson ended with a 230 (78-75-76). 

Griffin led the field with 12 birdies in the tournament and the Hurricanes had the highest team total with 39 birdies.  

No. 7 Lynn University won the event with a 14-over 854. The competitive field featured 11 teams ranked in the top 20 of NCAA Division II.

Armstrong's Gus Wagoner won the individual title with a 2-under 135.

GSW returns to the links on Monday for the first two rounds of the Bearcat Invitational hosted by Lander University at Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood, S.C.

 

2013 BOBCAT INVITATIONAL - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(7) Lynn
279
286 289
854
+14
(3) USC Aiken
291
283 286
860
+20
(2) Nova Southeastern
281
285 294
860
+20
(19) Armstrong
289 280 291
860
+20
(4) Florida Southern
292
280 294
866
+26
(1) Barry
283
294 293
870
+30
(10) Columbus State
296
289 286
871
+31
(18) Rollins 298 284 294
876
+36
(RV) Carson-Newman Coll. 301 282 300
883 +43
(15) West Florida
297
291 296
884
+44
(11) Georgia College 306 289 290
885
+45
(6) North Alabama 306 288 291
885
+45
(24) GSW 297
290 299
886 +46
(RV) Clayton State 293 306 295
894
+54
Lander 305 294 306
905 +65
(RV) Valdosta State 303 300 303
906
+66
(RV) UNC Pembroke
308
301 307
916
+76
           
( ) - 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  
T31
Nate Gahman 71
72 77 220
+10
T37 J.P. Griffin 74
73 74 221
+11
T48
Matthew Whittaker
77
72 74 223
+13
T48
Andrew Ritchot
75
73 75 223
+13
T67 Anders Olsson 78 75 76 230
+20