EATONTON - The 5th-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's golf team posted a 17-over 577 on Monday to finish Day 1 in 14th place at the 17-team Bobcat Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia College. Christopher Hall led the Hurricanes with a two-round total of 1-under 139.
The tournament field is the strongest GSW has seen this year with 12 teams ranked in the top 25 and another pair receiving votes in the latest NCAA Division II Coaches' Poll.
GSW sits 23 strokes behind 3rd-ranked Barry University for the top spot in the team standings at the par-70, 6,847-yard Golf Club at Cuscowilla.
The Buccaneer's Marcus Segerstrom fired a 65-66 and leads the 90-player field at 9-under par.
Hall shot rounds of 69 and 70 to pace the Hurricanes. He is tied for 11th. Nate Gahman followed an opening-round 72 with an even-par 70 for GSW to tie for 23rd. Travis Oeastmann is tied for 37th after his 5-over day (72-73), while teammates Craig Gibson (77-74) and J.P. Griffin (78-75) had to rebound from opening-round struggles to tie for 71st and 76th, respectively.
The Hurricanes wrap up the Bobcat Intercollegiate Tuesday morning. GSW's first tee time is 9:10 a.m. and the Hurricanes will be paired with golfers from West Florida and Valdosta State.
2012 BOBCAT INTERCOLLEGIATE - TEAM SCORES
|Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Total|
|(7) Nova Southeastern||283||274||577||-3|
|(18) UNC Pembroke||282||282||564||+4|
|(22) Georgia College||288||279||569||+7|
|(13) North Alabama||291||277||568||+8|
|(RV) Columbus State||291||280||571||+11|
|(17) Florida Southern||292||280||572||+12|
|(15) USC Aiken||285||287||572||+12|
|(9) West Florida||286||287||573||+13|
|(RV) Valdosta State||295||297||592||+32|
|( ) - NCAA Division II ranking in latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll with RV = received votes|