MARTINEZ, Ga. - Junior Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.) of the GolfStat No. 1 Georgia College & State University men's golf team, was named Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced. This is the first such honor for Young this season, and the third for the Bobcat golf team.
Young won the Matlock Collegiate Invitational in dramatic fashion, firing a second-round five-under 67, and holding off a late charge by J.D. Guinney of Rollins College by just one stroke after the final putt. The junior led the Bobcats to the team title as well, also by just a single stroke. Young put up a 71-67-72=210 at six-under par on the 7,065-yard Lone Palm Golf Club course. Young's second-round 67 is the lowest round by a Bobcat this season and is tied for the sixth-lowest round in the PBC.
The three PBC Golfers of the Week won by Georgia College during the 2009-10 season have all been won by different players. Francisco Bide (Buenos Aires, Argentina) won it Sept. 12, and Niclas Johansson (Skanor, Sweden) picked up the hardware Sept. 25.
The Bobcats return to the links after a week off Monday, March 1 at the Richard Rendleman Invitational, hosted by Catawba College.
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