VALDOSTA, Ga. – Taking on one of the tougher fields they will see this season, the Georgia College Golf squad shot a 14-over 302 in round one of the 2018 First Federal Southeastern Collegiate Sunday. The Bobcats are positioned 17th with two rounds to go at the par-72, 7,363-yard Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.
The field features each of the top-11 teams in the country and 14 of the 18 teams are ranked in the nation's top-25.
Sophomore Austin Mancilla (Lawrenceville) paces the Bobcats in 33rd with a one-over 73. The Bobcat newcomer led the team in birdies in round one with four. Sophomore Drew Duffie (Evans) is second on the team and 57th in the 93-golfer field. Duffie carded a three-over 75.
No. 1 University of West Florida holds the team lead at 11-under par. The Argos are two strokes ahead of No. 19 Lander University in second place. UWF's Chandler Blanchet, the No. 4 player in the nation, is the individual leader at eight-under, two strokes ahead of a three-way tie between No. 2 Jorge Garcia of Barry University, No. 13 Conor Richards of Lander and No. 31 Will Woodard of Limestone College.
Round two of three starts Monday as the Bobcats take to the course at 9:30 a.m.
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