September 17, 2013

'Canes Stumble At Kiawah

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - The Georgia Southwestern golf team struggled to shoot a 320 on Tuesday and finish the season-opening 17-team Kiawah Island Invitational in last place.

Fraser Johnston was the only Hurricane golfer to shoot in the 70s on Day 2 and improve on his opening-round score as he followed Monday's 77 with a 75 on Tuesday to finish tied for 40th place in the 85-player field.

Anders Olsson and Nick Ray carded rounds of 81 on Tuesday at the 6,875 yard, par 72 Cougar Point Golf Course. Olsson tied for th 59th overall and Ray finished tied for 76th.

Nick Ward was 13-over par for the tournament and Jordan Baker posted a two-day score of 166.

Southwestern finished 52 strokes behind the team champion, No. 11 North Alabama. No. 6 USC Aiken was a stroke back in second place with a 5-over 581 total. Conner Godsey from North Alabama shot a pair of 69s over the two days to claim the individual title at 6-under.

GSW returns to the links on Sept. 30 for the Aflac/Cougar Invitational at the Country Club of Columbus.

2013 KIAWAH ISLAND INVITATIONAL - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Total  
(11) North Alabama
282 298
580
+4
(6) USC Aiken
282 299 581
+5
(RV) Flagler
284 300
584
+8
(RV) Mount Olive
284 305
589
+13
(20) Armstrong
277 312
589
+13
(RV) Erskine 291 299
590
+14
Limestone 295 296
591
+15
(16) Georgia College
286 305
591
+15
(RV) Carson-Newman 297 297
594
+18
(RV) Saint Leo
294 303
597
+21
(RV) Coker
293 304
597
+21
(RV) Newberry
296 313
609
+33
(21) Belmont Abbey
305 307
612
+36
King 299 314
613
+37
(RV) North Georgia
313 302
615
+39
Tusculum 301 314
615
+39
(RV) GSW 304 320
624
+48
         
( ) - NCAA Division II ranking in latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll with RV = received votes

GSW SCORES

Place   Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total  
T40
Fraser Johnston
77 75
152
+8
T59
Anders Olsson
74 81
155
+11
T69 Nicholas Ward 74 83
157
+13
T76 Nick Ray
79 81
160
+16
T83 Jordan Baker 82 84
166
+22

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