NEW YORK - The Georgia College & State University golf program and head coach Jimmy Wilson recently picked up honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), taking the No. 3 slot in the most recent Golf World/Nike Golf NCAA Division II Coaches Poll.
The Bobcats were slotted behind No. 1 Barry University and No. 2 University of North Alabama. Georgia College had 335 points, just five behind UNA and 33 behind the Buccaneers.
The ‘Cats ranked tops among the four Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools on the list.
Georgia College had a strong fall season, taking the team title at the Kiawah Island Invitational and runner-up honors at the State Farm Classic.
The Bobcats are led by junior All-American Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.) at a 71.1 stroke average and two top five finishes among his four top-10s. Senior Francisco Bide (Buenos Aires, Argentina) is second on the team at 72.6 per round.
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