GSW in 3rd after Day 1 at Columbus

COLUMBUS - The Georgia Southwestern golf team climbed 12 spots in the standings over the course of Monday afternoon to finish Day 1 at the Aflac/Cougar Invitational in third place out of 17 teams. Craig Gibson led the Hurricane assult, holding second place in the 90-player field with a two-round score of 3-under 139.

Teammate Chris Hall tamed the par-71, 6515-yard Country Club of Columbus, as well, finishing three strokes behind Gibson with an even par, tied for fifth place.

Southwestern sits six strokes behind third-ranked Lynn University and four shots behind No. 4 Barry University. The top nine spots in the standings belong to teams ranked in the top 24 in the country. Only two teams in the tournament did not at least receive votes in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf NCAA Division II Coaches' Poll.

J.P. Griffin (73-74) and Nate Gahman (75-74) are tied for 28th and 40th, respectively for GSW. Freshman Chris Campos carded a 160 (82-78).

The Hurricanes return to the links Tuesday morning for the final round in Columbus.

2011 AFLAC/COUGAR INVITATIONAL- TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(3) Lynn 277 294    571  +3
(4) Barry 286 287    573  +5
(24) GSW 290 287    577  +9
(14) Georgia College 289 292    581  +13
(20) Florida Southern 297 286    583  +15
(8) North Alabama 297 289    586  +18
(13) Columbus State 296 291    587  +19
(21) Flagler 293 302    595  +27
(11) Delta State 299 296    595  +27
Clayton State 300 296    596  +28
(RV) Carson-Newman 292 305    597  +29
(19) Newberry 303 294    597  +29
Coker 303 295    598  +30
(RV) Florida Tech 306 292    598  +30
(RV) Valdosta State 298 303    601  +33
(RV) Lander 302 303    605  +37
(RV) Queens (N.C.)  300  311    611  +43
           
( ) - 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  
2 Craig Gibson 68 71    139  -3
T5 Chris Hall 74 68    142  E
T28 J.P. Griffin 73 74   147 +5
T40 Nate Gahman 75 74   149 +7
T77 Christopher Campos 82 78   160 +18

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