March 18, 2013

#11 Bobcat Golf 13th After Day One of Bobcat Invite

EATONTON, Ga. – The No. 11 Georgia College golf squad battled rainy weather and one of the toughest fields in Division II golf Monday, placing 13th after two rounds of the team's home tournament, the Bobcat Invitational.

The Bobcats shaved nearly 30 strokes off a first-round 306 to card a 289 in round two, a total 39-over effort on 595 strokes on the par-70, 6,730-yard Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee course. 

Junior Victor Monte (Chantilly, Va.) carded a second-round 69, the best of the tournament for the Bobcats and nine strokes better than his first-round effort. Monte sits 30th at seven-over.

Senior Taylor Smith (Mansfield, Ga.) carded rounds of 78 and 71 for an eight-over 148, tied with Bryan Fox (Roswell, Ga.) who posted a 74 and 75. 

Senior Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) was third on the team and 52nd overall with rounds of 76 and 74 for plus-10. Ryan Trocchio (Norcross, Ga.) rounded out the Bobcat starters at plus-16 in 82nd, on a pair of 78s.

Georgia College sent a pair of individuals to the course as well, as Pontus Andersson (Helsingborg, Sweden) and Tyler Tucker (Cochran, Ga.) both came in 61st with 12-over scores. Andersson carded rounds of 79 and 73, while Tucker shot 72 and 80. 

No. 10 Lynn University owns the team lead at plus-five after rounds of 279 and 286. The Fighting Knights are holding off No. 1 Nova Southeaster n University by just a single stroke.

Armstrong's Gus Wagoner paces the field at five-under par on rounds of 69 and 66. The trio of Gavin Hay of Carson-Newman College, Barry University's Adam Svensson and Daniel Young of Lynn are all three strokes off Wagoner's pace. 

The 90 golfers will take to the course for the third and final round tomorrow, March 19 with the first tee times set for 8:30 a.m.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.