INDIAN LAND, S.C. – Just think what the team score would have been. Former Georgia College golfers Joe Young (2007-11) and Billy Shida (2007-11) spent four seasons together as All-American caliber starters for the Bobcats, and now are making some noise in the professional ranks, finishing 1-2 at the NGA/Hooters Tour Carolina Summer Series (CSS) event at Carolina Lakes Golf Club June 16.
With his former teammate in his rear-view mirror, Cochran, Ga. native Young shot a final-round 68 to finish 10 under and nab his first CSS win.
Young started the final day concerned with former University of Alabama golfer Chip Deason, who was two strokes behind. It was Shida’s final-day low round 66 that brought the Berkeley Lakes, Ga. native from seventh to second.
Young finished at 206, one stroke better than Shida, who ended the tourney on fire, carding birdies on 16 and 17 before a par on 18 left him that single stroke behind.
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