#4 Bobcat Golf Takes Sixth at Cougar Invite

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - The second day of the Aflac/Cougar Invitational was unkind to the No. 4 Georgia College & State University golfers, as they shot a 12-over 296 to wrap up the tournament at sixth among 17 teams. Just two squads were under par today (Oct. 7) on the par-71 6,515-yard Country Club of Columbus Course.

The Bobcats carded a two-round 287-296=583 at 15-over, fourth among the seven Peach Belt Conference (PBC) tournament teams.

The Bobcats had a trio of top-20 finishers, getting junior Niclas Johansson (Skanor, Sweden) in 11th and both Pedro C. Lima (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.)at 19th. Johansson (72-72=104) was the only Bobcat to improve his position in day two, he finished at two-over. Lima carded a 72-74=146 at four-over par, while Young joined him there at the exact same score.

Junior Francisco Bide (Buenos Aires, Argentina/El Diamante (Calif.))carded a 71-76=147 for 27th place, while sophomore a_Billy">Billy Shida (Berkeley Lake, Ga.) was 71st (77-78=155).

The sixth-place finish was truly an anomaly for the Bobcats, as it was the lowest tournament finish since taking ninth at the Bobcat Invitational March 25, 2008.

PBC foe USC Aiken took the team title at a one-over 569. Jude Eustaquio of Florida Southern College was the individual medalist at a seven-under 135.

The Bobcats take their winter break, returning to action Feb. 11 at the Matlock Invitational, hosted by Florida Southern.

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