2011-12 News Releases

June 19, 2012
Georgia College Athletics Puts 80 on PBC Presidential Honor Roll
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its Presidential Honor Roll recipients, with 80 Georgia College student-athletes making the list. The program honors all student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2011-12 academic year.

June 8, 2012
GC’s Smith, Garrett Take Slots on All-Region Team
NORMAN, Okla. – The Georgia College golf squad put two student-athletes on the Division II Ping All-Southeast Region Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced recently. Juniors Taylor Smith (Mansfield, Ga.) and Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) both earn the first all-region honors of their respective careers.

May 22, 2012
Trocchio Takes Final Bobcat Athlete of the Week
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Freshman Ryan Trocchio (Norcross, Ga.) of the No. 15 Georgia College golf team was named Bobcat Athlete of the Week for his efforts in the week ending May 20, the GC sports information office announced Tuesday. This marks the first such honor for Trocchio and the fourth for Bobcat golf this season.

May 18, 2012
#18 GC Golf Ends Season in NCAA Quarterfinals
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – An amazing season has finally come to a close for No. 18 Georgia College golf, as the Bobcats fell 3-2 to No. 3 CSU-Stanislaus in the NCAA Quarterfinals Medal-Match Play Thursday.

May 17, 2012
#18 GC Golf Takes Fifth, Advances to Match Play at NCAA Finals
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – The No. 18 Georgia College golf team has advanced to quarterfinal action at the 2012 NCAA Division II Championships, taking fifth in stroke play and now advancing to Friday’s match play. The top-eight teams advance to the quarterfinal round of match play tomorrow.

May 17, 2012
Bobcat Golf Ranked #10 in GolfWorld Poll
NEW YORK – The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) released its most recent GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division II National Coaches Poll Wednesday, with Georgia College golf leaping six spots to No. 10.

May 17, 2012
#18 GC Golf Puts Two on PBC-All Academic Team
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) recently announced its Men’s Golf All-Academic Team, with No. 18 Georgia College taking two of the 10 spots on the squad.

May 16, 2012
#18 GC Golf Fifth after NCAA Finals Day Two
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – The No. 18 Georgia College golf team slipped to fifth place Wednesday at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship despite shooting one stroke better than yesterday.

May 16, 2012
Smith Named Bobcat Athlete of the Week
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Junior Taylor Smith (Mansfield, Ga.) of the No. 18 Georgia College golf team was named Bobcat Athlete of the Week for his efforts in the week ending May 13, the GC sports information office announced Wednesday.

May 15, 2012
#18 GC Golf Fourth after NCAA Finals Day One
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – The No. 18 Georgia College golf team started strong at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship Tuesday, carding a one-over 289 to tie for fourth place after the first round.

May 14, 2012
#8 Bobcat Golf Battles at NCAA Finals this Week
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – The road to the 2012 Division II Golf National Championship continues this week for No. 8 Georgia College golf, as the Bobcats battle a 20-team field for five rounds at The Cardinal Club Golf Course.

May 9, 2012
Region Champs! #21 GC Golf Takes South/Southeast Region Title
CONOVER, N.C. – The No. 21 Georgia College golf team punched their ticket to the NCAA Finals Wednesday, winning the NCAA South/Southeast Region Championship by a single stroke.

May 8, 2012
#21 Bobcat Golf Leads NCAA SuperRegional after Round Two
CONOVER, N.C. – With just a single exciting round to go, the No. 21 Georgia College golf team sits atop the leaderboard after Tuesday’s 289 in the NCAA South/Southeast SuperRegional at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa Jones Course. The top five teams advance to the NCAA Finals in Louisville, Ky.

May 7, 2012
#21 Bobcat Golf Fourth at NCAA SuperRegional Round One
CONOVER, N.C. – The No. 21 Georgia College golf team is tied for fourth after Monday’s opening-round 291 in the NCAA South/Southeast SuperRegional at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa Jones Course.

May 6, 2012
#21 Bobcat Golf Ready for NCAA SuperRegional
CONOVER, N.C. – The No. 21 Georgia College golf team is set to take on one of the nation’s toughest tournaments this week, the NCAA South/Southeast SuperRegional at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.

April 29, 2012
Bobcat Golf Chosen for 15th Straight NCAA Regional
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The NCAA announced the 2012 Division II Golf SuperRegional fields Friday, and No. 21 Georgia College has earned an at large bid to the South/Southeast SuperRegional to be held at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C.

April 26, 2012
Bobcat Golf Jumps to #16 in Golf World Poll
NEW YORK – After a third-place finish at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship, the Georgia College golf team leapt four spots to 16th in the most recent GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division II Coaches Poll, the Golf Coaches Association (GCAA) announced Wednesday.

April 18, 2012
Bobcat Golf Ranked #20 in Golf World D2 Poll
NEW YORK – The Georgia College golf squad moved up one slot to No. 20 in the most recent Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches Poll, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced recently.

April 13, 2012
10 Reasons to Support the Georgia College Athletic Auction: Matthew Yonz
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - In the days leading to the 2012 Georgia College Athletic Auction, Saturday, April 14 at 6 p.m. in the Centennial Center, Bobcat Nation will sit down with a few current and former Georgia College student-athletes for a few personality profiles.

April 10, 2012
#21 Bobcat Golf Takes Third at PBC Championship
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The No. 21 Georgia College golf team matched its best round of the tournament on the final day Tuesday, carding a 291 to finish third at the 2012 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship at Callaway Gardens.

April 9, 2012
#21 GC Golf in Third at PBC Championship after Two Rounds
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – With Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Freshman of the Year Ryan Trocchio (Norcross, Ga.) leading the way, the No. 21 Georgia College golf squad is in third, five strokes behind the lead at the 2012 PBC Championship, hosted by Columbus State University.

April 8, 2012
#21 GC Golf Puts Three on All-PBC, Trocchio Freshman of the Year
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – With the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship Tournament on tap for Monday, April 9, the conference office announced the All-PBC Teams for 2011-12, with three Bobcats earning slots.

March 27, 2012
#22 GC Golf Takes Runner-Up Honors at Bearcat Golf Classic
GREENWOOD, S.C. – Powered by two golfers in the top-10, the No. 22 Georgia College golf squad took second at the 2012 Bearcat Golf Classic, hosted by Lander University. GC shot rounds of 288, 293 and 294 for 11-over on the par-72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club.

March 26, 2012
#22 GC Golf in Second After Bearcat Invite Day One
GREENWOOD, S.C. – The No. 22 Georgia College golf squad stands 10 strokes back in second place after two rounds Monday at the Bearcat Invitational, hosted by Lander University. GC fired rounds of 288 and 293 on the par-72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club.

March 22, 2012
GC Golf Moves up in National Rankings
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College golf squad owns positions in the top-25 for both the Golf World/Nike Golf Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division II National Poll and the GolfStat Head-to-Head National Rankings. GC is No. 21 in the GCAA poll, adding a No. 22 position in GolfStat.

March 20, 2012
#25 GC Golf Finishes 10th at Bobcat Intercollegiate
EATONTON, Ga. – Freshman Ryan Trocchio (Norcross, Ga.) battled some of the best golfers in the country to take 10th overall, leading the No. 25 Georgia College golf team to a similar finish at the 2012 Bobcat Intercollegiate, hosted at the Golf Club at Cuscowilla.

March 19, 2012
#25 GC Golf Fifth at Bobcat Intercollegiate Day One
EATONTON, Ga. – With two golfers in the top-20, No. 25 Georgia College sits fifth after two rounds Monday at its host tournament, the 2012 Bobcat Intercollegiate at the Golf Club at Cuscowilla.

March 18, 2012
#22 Georgia College Golf to Host Bobcat Intercollegiate this Week
EATONTON, Ga. – The No. 22 Georgia College golf squad and head coach Jimmy Wilson are set to host the Bobcat Intercollegiate at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee March 19-20 featuring some of the nation’s top teams.

March 13, 2012
#22 GC Golf Takes Ninth at Southeastern Collegiate
VALDOSTA, Ga. – The No. 22 Georgia College golf squad shot a final-round nine-over 297, taking ninth place at the 2012 First Federal Southeastern Collegiate, hosted by Valdosta State University.

March 12, 2012
#22 GC Golf in Ninth at Southeastern Collegiate
VALDOSTA, Ga. – The No. 22 Georgia College golf squad is ninth after two rounds Monday at the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate, hosted by Valdosta State University. The Bobcats stand at plus-11 after rounds of 295 and 292 at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.

March 9, 2012
Garrett Chosen Bobcat Athlete of the Week
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Junior Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) of the No. 22 Georgia College golf team was selected the most recent Bobcat Athlete of the Week. This marks the second such honor this season for both Garrett and Bobcat golf this season.

March 6, 2012
#22 GC Golf’s Garrett Named PBC Player of the Week
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Junior Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) of the No. 22 Georgia College golf team was selected the most recent Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Golfer of the Week. This marks the first such honor this season for Bobcat golf, and the second in Garrett’s career.

March 2, 2012
GC Golf Owns Top-25 Slots in Two National Lists
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College golf squad owns positions in the top-25 for both the Golf World/Nike Golf Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division II National Poll and the GolfStat Head-to-Head National Rankings. GC is 22nd in the GCAA poll, adding a No. 25 position in GolfStat.

February 28, 2012
#16 Bobcat Golf Takes 2012 Pirate Invite, Garrett Individual Title
POOLER, Ga. – Powered by an individual title for junior Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.), the No. 16 Georgia College golf team won its first tournament title of the 2011-12 season, taking the 2012 Armstrong Pirate Invitational by a whopping 15 strokes.

February 14, 2012
#16 GC Golf Opens Spring Season with 12th Place Finish at Matlock Classic
LAKELAND, Fla. – The No. 16 Georgia College golf squad shot a final round 307 Tuesday, finishing plus-31 in 12th place at the Matlock Collegiate Classic, hosted by No. 25 Florida Southern College. GC combined this round with a 295 and 293 yesterday.

February 13, 2012
#16 GC Golf Eighth After Two Rounds of Matlock Classic
LAKELAND, Fla. – Powered by freshman David Sullivan’s (Woodstock, Ga.) two-under 70 in the second round, the No. 16 Georgia College golf team sits eighth after two rounds at the Matlock Collegiate Classic, hosted by No. 25 Florida Southern College.

December 16, 2011
#16 GC Golf Sets Spring Slate
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 16 Georgia College golf program and head coach Jimmy Wilson will put together a five-tournament spring schedule, not including a potential of three additional post-season events.

December 2, 2011
#16 Bobcats Sign Johns Creek Golfer
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 16 Georgia College golf team and head coach Jimmy Wilson have added Austin Glover (Alpharetta, Ga.) as an early signee for the 2012-13 season.

November 28, 2011
Bobcat Golf Positioned 16th in the Country
NEW YORK – The Georgia College golf team owns the No. 16 spot in the final Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll of the fall, released recently.

November 15, 2011
Bobcat Golf Takes #14 in National Poll
NEW YORK – The Georgia College golf program claimed the No. 14 spot in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll released by Golf World Nov. 7.

November 3, 2011
GC Athletes Support International Day
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College recently brought together a multitude of cultures to celebrate 2011 International Day. There was no shortage of Bobcat student-athletes among the 40 countries represented, as nearly a dozen took part in the opportunity to support their heritage.

November 1, 2011
GC Hall of Fame Golf Standout Passes First Stage of Q-School
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Georgia College Hall of Fame golfer, David Robinson (2000-03), played his way through the first stage of Q-School for the PGA Tour.

October 10, 2011
Georgia College Golf to Host Alumni Tournament Oct. 23
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College golf program has plans to host its annual Alumni Tournament Sunday, Oct. 23 at Milledgeville Country Club.

October 7, 2011
10 Tough Questions - Jeff Rives - Bobcat Golf
Georgia College senior golfer Jeff Rives sits on the hot seat for 10 Tough Questions.

October 4, 2011
#14 GC Secures Fourth at Aflac/Cougar Invitational
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The No. 14 Georgia College golf team took fourth place on the final day of the Aflac/Cougar Invitational, hosted by Columbus State University at the Country Club of Columbus. The Bobcats matched their fall season best finish in taking fourth.

October 3, 2011
Smith Keeps #14 GC in Contention after Two Rounds at Aflac Invite
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The No. 14 Georgia College golf team is sitting in fourth-place two rounds into the Aflac/Cougar Invitational hosted by Columbus State University. The Bobcats posted rounds of 289 and 292 for 581, at plus-13.

September 28, 2011
GC Golf Remains at #14 in Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll
NEW YORK – The Georgia College golf team is ranked No. 14 in the Men’s Division II October Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll that will appear in the Oct. 3 issue of Golf World.

September 27, 2011
#14 GC Golf Takes Fourth at the Sandestin Collegiate Championship
DESTIN, Fla. – The No. 14 Georgia College golf program jumped one spot to No. 4 on the final day of the Sandestin Collegiate Championship, hosted by No. 7 University of West Florida.

September 26, 2011
#14 GC Golf Fifth in Day One of Sandestin Collegiate
DESTIN, Fla. – The No. 14 Georgia College golf squad is fifth after two rounds at the Sandestin Collegiate Championship, hosted by the University of West Florida. The Bobcats posted rounds of 298 and 288 for 586, at plus-18.

September 14, 2011
Garrett Chosen Bobcat Athlete of the Week
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. --- Redshirted junior Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) of the No. 14 Georgia College golf team was chosen Bobcat Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 11. This is the first such honor for both Garrett and the Bobcat golf team this season.

September 13, 2011
Bobcat Golf Finishes 11th at SpringHill Suites Intercollegiate
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Georgia College golf team stayed put against its top competition of the season, finishing in 11th place at the SpringHill Suites Intercollegiate, a primarily Division I event.

September 12, 2011
Bobcat Golf Sits 11th at SpringHill Suites Intercollegiate
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Georgia College golf team shot their way into 11th place at the SpringHill Suites Intercollegiate, a primarily Division I event.

September 6, 2011
#14 Bobcat Golf Takes Sixth at Kiawah
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – With All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) honoree Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) leading the way in 12th, the No. 14 Georgia College golf squad took sixth at the Kiawah Island Invitational Tuesday.

September 5, 2011
#14 GC Golf Fourth after Kiawah Invitational Round One
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The No. 14 Georgia College golf team is locked in a three-way tie for fourth place after round one Monday at the Kiawah Island Invitational. The Bobcats start the 2011-12 season fourth in the 17-team field at plus-8 on the par-72, 6,875-yard Cougar Point Golf Course.

September 2, 2011
GC Golf Season Preview
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College golf program and head coach Jimmy Wilson look to mix the new with the old this season. The Bobcats return eight, while adding four newcomers to the roster.

August 31, 2011
GC Golf Ranked #14 in Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Georgia College golf team was tabbed No. 14 in the Men’s Division II Preseason Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll.

August 15, 2011
GC Athletics Gets 14 on ADA Academic Achievement Awards List
CLEVELAND – The Georgia College athletic department was recently honored by placing 14 student-athletes on the list of 2010-11 DII Athletic Directors Association (ADA) Academic Achievement Award recipients.

August 5, 2011
Former GC Golfer Joe Young Featured on WMAZ News
Former Bobcat Golfer Joe Young was featured in a recent WMAZ News broadcast for his professional golf success. View the video here.

July 26, 2011
Bobcat Golf Releases Fall Schedule
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College golf program and head coach Jimmy Wilson announced the Bobcats’ fall schedule Tuesday. The list features four road tournaments in three different states.

July 21, 2011
GC’s Yonz Named to Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Team
NORMAN, Okla. – On the heels of ranking in multiple academic honors this season, Georgia College golfer Matthew Yonz (Waycross, Ga.) has pulled in one more, being named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Team for Division II.

July 15, 2011
Bobcat Golf Has Strong Showing at Georgia Amateur
ATLANTA – The Georgia College golf program left its mark on the 90th Georgia Amateur Championship last weekend, as current, former and future Bobcats were all over the leaderboard. The group was led by former Bobcat Carter Collins, who took 13th at seven-over par.

June 27, 2011
GC Athletics Puts 90 on PBC Presidential Honor Roll
MARTINEZ, Ga. - The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its Presidential Honor Roll recipients, with 90 Georgia College student-athletes making the list. The program honors all student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2010-11 academic year.

June 27, 2011
Bobcat Golfer to Play in US Amateur Public Links Championship this Week
CANTON, Ga. – Georgia College rising junior Taylor Smith (Mansfield, Ga.) has qualified for the United States Amateur Public Links Championship to be held this week.