KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The No. 8 Georgia College golf squad rode senior Taylor Smith's (Mansfield, Ga.) top-20 position to a sixth place finish as a team Tuesday at the Kiawah Island Invitational, hosted by USC Aiken.
Played on the 6,875-yard, par-72 Cougar Point Golf Course, the Bobcats carded a first-round 291 and finished with a 305 today for plus-20 total, tied with Belmont Abbey College for sixth place in the 19-team field.
Smith added one stroke to yesterday's 73 to finish three-over par, taking 19th among 95 golfers.
Host No. 5 USC Aiken jumped from second to take the team title at even par, a single stroke ahead of No. 12 University of North Alabama. The Bobcats beat three nationally-ranked squads in No. 21 Georgia Southwestern State University, No. 22 Barton College and No. 23 Armstrong.
Armstrong's Shad Tuten took individual medalist honors at six-under after posting a pair of 69s. Peach Belt Conference (PBC) golfers finished 1-2, as GSW's J.P. Griffin was second at five-under on a 70 and 69.
The Bobcats are back in action Monday, Oct. 1 at the Aflac/Cougar Invitational, hosted by Columbus State University.
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