Griffin Leads GSW Golf to Third Place Finish at Bearcat Golf Classic

GREENWOOD, S.C. - The 24th-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's golf team shot a three-round 885 (+18) at the Bearcat Golf Classic to finish in third place out of 18 teams at the par 72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club.

GSW's third-round score of 289 tied for the second-lowest team round of the tournament.

J.P. Griffin led the Hurricanes as the senior finished in third place in the overall standings with a three-round score of 218, 2-over-par.

Fellow senior Nate Gahman shot a three-round 220, 4-over-par, to finish tied for seventh overall while Matthew Whittaker, 223 (+7), tied for 16th and Andrew Ritchot, 224 (+8), finished tied for 21st.

No. 14 Belmont Abbey earned both the team and individual championships as the Crusaders finished with a team score of 878 (+14) while senior Adam Hedges topped the individual side finishing with a ten-under par 206.

GSW returns to action Monday, April 1, as the Hurricanes travel to Miami Beach, Fla. for the Buccaneer Invitational hosted by Barry University.

2013 Bearcat Golf Classic - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(14) Belmont Abbey College
293 289 296
878
(3) USC Aiken
304 293 285 882  
(24) GSW 304 292 289 885  
(RV) Mount Olive College
298 298 291 887  
(RV) Barton College
299 302 290 891  
(RV) Erskine College
306 296 295 897  
(RV) Clayton State
304 302 301 907  
(11) Georgia College 312 307 292 911  
North Georgia 304 312 297 913  
(RV) Newberry College
304 306 303 913  
Montevallo 317 305 293 915  
(21) Coker College 310 306 301 917  
Lander 306 317 294 917  
Queens
307 308 304 919  
(RV) King
312 308 300 920  
(RV) Carson-Newman 315 311 304 930  
Lander (2) 317 320 301 938  
(RV) Flagler College 313 323 308 944  
( ) - 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
J.P Griffin
79
69 70 218 +2
T7 Nate Gahman 75 75 70 220 +4
T16 Matthew Whittaker 75 75 73 223 +7
T21
Andrew Ritchot 75
73
76 224 +8
T85 Anders Olsson 84 80 76 240 +24