April 2, 2013

'Canes Use Strong Final Day to Finish 5th at Buccaneer Invite

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The 22nd-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's golf team rallied Tuesday afternoon at the Buccaneer Invitational as the Hurricanes used strong second and third rounds to move up five spots from Day 1 and finish the tournament in fifth place out of 14 teams.

After lightning suspended second-round play on Monday, GSW finished the round on Tuesday with a score of 293 (+9). GSW made their big move up the leaderboard in the final round as the Hurricanes finished with a strong score of 278 (-6) in order to earn the fifth-place finish with a 3-round 871 (+19).

Andrew Ritchot led Southwestern as the junior carded a strong final two rounds. The sophomore carded a second-round score of 3-under-par, 68, and a final round 4-under 67, to finish with a three-round score of 4-under-par, 209.

Ritchot climbed 25 slots from the first round to finish tied for fifth overall in the 84-player field at the 6,733-yard Normandy Shores Golf Club.

Senior Nate Gahman carded second and third round scores of 73 and 72 respectively on Tuesday to finish tied for 30th with a 3-round score of 218 (+5).

No. 1 Nova Southeastern shot a three-round 827 (-25) to claim the team championship.

Nova Southeastern's Ben Taylor captured the individual title with a final 9-under-par 204.

GSW returns to the links on April 20th at the Peach Belt Conference Championships at Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

2013 Buccaneer Invitational - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total   
(1) Nova Southeastern
286 270
271
827 -25
(2) Barry 284 278
278
840
-12
(5) Lynn Unveristy
291 286
278
855 +3
Brevard 294
290
285
869 +17
(22) GSW
300 293
278
871 +19
(RV) Valdosta St.
303 287
285
875 +23
(RV) Florida Tech
306 286
285
877 +25
Wilmington 295 294 288 877 +25
St. Thomas
296 292
290
878 +26
Eckerd College
289 294
298
881 +29
Montevallo 296 296
291
883 +31
Central Missouri 295 297
297
889 +37
(RV) Saint Leo
305 298
293
896 +44
Tampa University
315 294
300
909 +51
( ) - 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  
T5
Andrew Ritchot
74 68
67
209 -4
T26
Nate Gahman
73 73 72
218 +5
57 J.P. Griffin
78
78
71
227 +14
T63 Anders Olsson
75 74
81
230 +17
T72 Matthew Whittaker 80 86
68
234 +21

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