March 25, 2013

No. 24 GSW Tied for 2nd After First Day of Bearcat Golf Classic

GREENWOOD, S.C. - The 24th-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's golf team shot a two-round 596, +20, on Monday at the Bearcat Golf Classic to finish tied for second place out of 18 teams at the par 72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club.

J.P. Griffin and Andrew Ritchot led GSW as the duo finished the first two rounds with identical scores of 148, 4-over par, to tie for seventh in the overall individual standings.

Another pair of Hurricanes finished with identical scores as Nate Gahman and Matthew Whitaker both shot rounds of 75 to finish with a 2-round score of 150, 6-over par, to tie for 16th in the overall standings.

The Hurricanes sit tied with Mount Olive College as the two schools currently trail tournament leader Belmont Abbey College (582, +6) by 14 strokes.

No. 14 Belmont Abbey's Adam Hedges leads the individual side finishing with a 9-under par 135 after two rounds of play.

GSW returns to the links Tuesday for the third and final round of the Bearcat Golf Classic.

2013 Bearcat Golf Classic - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(14) Belmont Abbey College
293 289
582
(24) GSW
304 292
596  
(RV) Mount Olive College
298 298
596  
(3) USC Aiken
304 293
597
(RV) Barton College
299 302
601  
(RV) Erskine College
306 296
602  
(RV) Clayton State
304 302
606  
(RV) Newberry College
304 306
610  
Queens
307 308
615  
(21) Coker College 310 306   616  
North Georgia
304 312
616  
(11) Georgia College
312 307
619
(RV) King
312 308
620  
Montevallo
317 305

622
Lander
306 317

623
(RV) Carson-Newman 315 311   626  
(RV) Flagler College 313 323   636  
Lander (2) 317 320   637  
( ) - 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  
T7
J.P Griffin
79
69
148 +4
T7
Andrew Ritchot 75
73

148 +4
T16 Matthew Whittaker 75
75
150 +6
T16
Nate Gahman 75 75
150 +6
87 Anders Olsson 84 80
164 +20