by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
INDIANAPOLIS – The Georgia College golf team jumped up one spot from No. 8 to No. 7 in the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Coaches National Rankings as announced by the organization Tuesday.
The Bobcats finished fourth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament and garnered the top seed in the Southeast Region, advancing to the SuperRegional Tournament that starts Monday, May 2.
The ‘Cats are the highest ranked PBC team in the national poll with Columbus State University receiving the No. 13 spot. Armstrong Atlantic stays put in the No. 15 slot, while Flagler College and USC Aiken are ranked 21 and 22, respectively.
The Bobcats will need to finish in the top five of the 20 teams at the SuperRegional in order to advance to the NCAA Finals. The ‘Cats most recently made that trip in 2009 and have made eight trips to the finals in school history. Georgia College last won the SuperRegional in 2008.
GC will play their practice round Sunday, May 1, and look to take a SuperRegional title beginning May 2. Live scoring will be available at www.GolfStat.com .
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