EATONTON, Ga. – Taking on a field that included 10 top-25 teams in the most recent GolfStat rankings, the No. 23 Georgia College golf squad shot 24 strokes better than its opening round, firing a 291 Tuesday to finish seventh at plus-46.
Georgia College's 291 was the fourth-best round of the day, combined with yesterday's 315, put the Bobcats in a three-way tie for seventh at plus-46 with No. 13 Columbus State University and UNC Pembroke. The par-70, 6,847-yard Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee course served as the backdrop for the 93-golfer field.
Victor Monte (Chantilly, Va.) finished tops on the squad and 14th overall, posting rounds of 75 and 74 for nine-over par. Bryan Fox (Roswell, Ga.) shaved 10 strokes off yesterday's 80 to post the Bobcats' lowest round on day two, finishing 20th at 10-over.
Ryan Trocchio (Norcross, Ga.) was 36th with rounds of 80 and 73 for 13-over, and Nicolas Falkinhoff (Buenos Aires, Argentina) posted the final counting round for the starters with a 74 today, added to yesterday's 80 for 14-over par. Pontus Andersson (Helsingborg, Sweden) cut 10 strokes off his effort from yesterday with rounds of 87 and 77 to round out the starters at 84th place.
The Bobcats also sent four individuals to the field, with freshman Conner Albright (Macon, Ga.) leading the way at 20th overall after rounds of 76 and 74. Classmate Harry Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.) posted rounds of 84 and 75 to finish 68th and David Sullivan (Woodstock, Ga.) added a 92 and 76 to the fray in 90th. Harrison Stewart (Roswell, Ga.) carded rounds of 89 and 86 as well.
No. 8 USC Aiken won the tournament, finishing 31-over par with scores of 304 and 287. No. 1 Barry University was three strokes behind, and No. 12 Nova Southeastern University four. Individual medalist honors went to Adam Svensson of Barry for rounds of 72 and 67 for one-under. Svensson held off yesterday's leader Fredrik Lindblom of Clayton State University by three strokes.
The Bobcats are back in action Monday, March 24 at the Bearcat Invitational in Greenwood, S.C.
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