GSW Moves Up 3 Slots, Finishes 11th at Bobcat

EATONTON - Craig Gibson fired a 5-under 65 on Tuesday morning to help the 5th-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's golf team climb three slots and finish 11th at the 17-team Bobcat Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia College. Christopher Hall led the Hurricanes with a two-day, three-round total of 2-over 212 at the par-70, 6,847-yard Golf Club at Cuscowilla.

Hall shot rounds of 69, 70 and 73 to pace the Hurricanes. He tied for 16th in the 90-player field. Gibson's final-round 65 tied for the tournament's low round. His overall 216 score tied for 31st. Travis Oeastmann finished thee strokes behind Gibson (72-73-74), while teammates Nate Gahman (72-70-78) and J.P. Griffin (78-75-76) tied for 47th and 75th, respectively.

The tournament field was the strongest GSW had seen this year with 12 teams ranked in the top 25 and another pair receiving votes in the latest NCAA Division II Coaches' Poll. The Hurricanes finished ahead of two ranked squads (No. 15 USC Aiken and No. 16 Carson-Newman) and both programs receiving votes (Columbus State and Valdosta State).

GSW finished 32 strokes behind 3rd-ranked Barry University for the top spot in the team standings.

Lynn University's Daniel Young charged from three strokes back to win the individual title after his 2-under 68 on Tuesday and 8-under 202 total.

The Hurricanes return to the links on Monday for the Bearcat Classic in Greenwood, S.C.

2012 BOBCAT INTERCOLLEGIATE - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(3) Barry 274 280 279  833 -7
(7) Nova Southeastern 283 274 286  843 +3
(18) UNC Pembroke 282 282 282  846 +6
(1) Lynn 288 279 282  849 +9
(25) Armstrong 279 284 288  851 +11
(9) West Florida 286 287 282  855 +15
(13) North Alabama 291 277 288  856 +16
Rollins 285 286 285  856 +16
(17) Florida Southern 292 280 287  859 +19
(22) Georgia College 288 279 294  861 +21
(5) GSW 290 287 288  865 +25
(RV) Columbus State 291 280 296  867 +27
(16) Carson-Newman 278 292 299  869 +29
(15) USC Aiken 285 287 299  871 +31
(RV) Valdosta State 295 297 291  883 +43
Clayton State 297 302 302  901 +61
Lander 315 298 309  922 +82
           
( ) - 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  
T16 Christopher Hall 69 70 73  212 +2
T31 Craig Gibson 77 74 65  216 +6
T44 Travis Oeastmann 72 73 74  219 +9
T47 Nate Gahman 72 70 78  220 +10
T75 J.P. Griffin 78 75 76  229 +19