Big, But Not So Easy

NEW ORLEANS, La. - It was a position the Georgia Southwestern golf team had not seen in quite some time. The Hurricanes, who have been accustomed to glancing at the top of the leaderboard and seeing their name, had to scan down the sheet on Tuesday to find themselves in eighth place at the 15-team University of New Orleans Mardi Gras Invitational.

The tournament field was strong with six teams ranked in the top 11 and another three receiving votes in the latest NCAA Division II Coaches' Poll.

GSW finished 26 strokes behind 11th-ranked North Alabama for the top spot in the team standings. The Hurricanes opened Day 2 in seventh place.

Nate Gahman shot the team-low on the final day at the par-72, 6,930-yard TPC Louisiana course with a 72. Gahman tied teammate J.P. Griffin for 20th place overall in the 77-player field with a  three-round total of 224 (8-over). Craig Gibson finished two strokes and nine places behind Gahman and Griffin with his 10-over 226. Christopher Hall shaved five strokes off his Round 2 score to end with a 237, which was good for 54th place. Patrick Hall tied for 60th with a total of 240.

The Hurricanes return to tournament play on Mar. 12 at the Southeastern Collegiate in Valdosta, Ga.

2012 UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS INVITATIONAL - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1   Rd 2 Rd 3   Total  
(11) North Alabama
291   296
293   880
+16
(8) West Florida
294
  296
294   884
+20
(1) Lynn
289
  297
301   887
+23
(RV) Indianapolis 297
  297
296   890
+26
(6) Nova Southeastern
300   298
294   892
+28
(7) Abilene Christian
301
  296
301   898
+34
(25) Florida Southern
301
  304
295   900
+36
(10) GSW 302   297
307   906 +42
Delta State
305
  308
308   921
+57
(RV) Missouri-St. Louis
311   309
303   923
+59
(RV) Valdosta State
319
  301
303   923
+59
West Georgia
316   309
311   936
+72
Montevallo
315
  311
315   941
+77
Centenary 314   311 321   946 +82
New Orleans 336   336 315   987 +123
               
( ) - NCAA Division II ranking in latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll with RV = received votes

 

GSW SCORES

Place   Rd 1
Rd 2
Rd 3 Total  
T20 J.P. Griffin 76 70 78 224
+8
T20 Nate Gahman 78 74 72 224
+8
T29 Craig Gibson 74 74 78 226
+10
T54 Christopher Hall 74 84
79 237
+21
60 Patrick Hall 78
79
83 240
+24

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