#2 Georgia College Golf Dips to 15th After Round Two at NCAA Super Regional

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WILSON, N.C. The No. 2 Georgia College & State University golf team shot just two strokes worse Tuesday, but fell seven spots to 15th in round two of the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional, held at Wilson Country Club. The Bobcats are 14 strokes out of fifth with one round left, the top-five squads moving on the NCAA Finals.

The Bobcats shot an opening round 292 at eight-over par, adding a 294 today on the par-71, 6,839-yard course. Georgia College is plus-18, one stroke out of 14th and five from 13th.  

Senior Niclas Johansson (Skanor, Sweden) carded the Bobcats’ best round today, a one-over 72 to go with yesterday’s 74. He is 51st at four-over par, second on the team. Johansson had birdies on the par-four 16th and the par-five second.

Junior Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.) shaved five strokes off yesterday’s 78 with a 73. He stands nine over par in 82nd and fifth on the team. He shared the team lead with three birdies today. Classmate Billy Shida (Berkeley Lakes, Ga.) tied Young with those three birdies. Shida has been consistent with a pair of 74s for six-over par in 62nd, third for the Bobcats.

Senior Francisco Bide (Buenos Aires, Argentina) has put up a pair of 75s, standing fourth on the team and 77th overall at eight over. He was at par or better on the entire front nine, his finishing half as the Bobcats teed off on the 10th hole.

Junior Matthew Yonz (Waycross, Ga.) fired a first-round 69, the lowest round of his three-year career. Today he was five over with a 76, but still owns the team lead at three-over par in 44th.

No. 9 Lynn University and No. 3 Barry University are the team leaders at a four-under 564. The pair is a stroke ahead of No. 12 Nova Southeastern University and three in front of No. 4 Florida Southern College. Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opponent No. 8 Lander University is fifth at four-over par.

Daniel Claytor of host Barton College and NSU’s Bobby Bode are in the individual lead at five-under, holding off a quartet of golfers by just one stroke.

Round three is set for tomorrow, with Young teeing off first at 8:20 a.m. on the 10th hole. He’s teamed up with golfers from Newberry College and Armstrong Atlantic State University.

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