GSW 4th After Day 1 at PBC Championships

PINE MOUNTAIN - The Georgia Southwestern golf team shot rounds of 296 and 289 to finish the first day of the Peach Belt Conference Championships at Callaway Gardens in fourth place out of 11 teams.

The Hurricanes are in striking distance of the leader UNC Pembroke who shot a two-round total of 579, six strokes ahead of GSW. USC Aiken is in second with a 582 and Georgia College sits in third with a 584.

All-Peach Belt Second Team selection J.P. Griffin birdied three holes on the back nine of Round 1 to finish with a 1-under 71, the 'Canes low score over the opening 18 holes. All-PBC First Team selection Craig Gibson tied for the low round of the tournament with a blistering 67 in the second round in which he rattled off six birdies to go with only one bogey. Gibson is 2-under overall, tied for third, two strokes behind the individual leader Joel Dahlenburg from Flagler.

Travis Oestmann was second for the Hurricanes with a 4-over 148 and is tied for 14th overall in the 55-player field. Griffin and Nate Gahman are at 5-over and Chris Hall sits at 8-over with a 152.

Play concludes with a final round Tuesday morning.

2012 PEACH BELT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(14) UNC Pembroke 288 291   579 +3
(18) USC Aiken 295 287   582 +6
(21) Georgia College 293 291   584 +8
(16) GSW 296 289   585 +9
(RV) Columbus State 297 295   592 +16
(24) Armstrong 293 301   594 +18
(RV) Flagler 300 294   594 +18
Clayton State 309 303   612 +36
North Georgia
304 311   615 +39
Montevallo 302 314   616 +40
Lander 313 304   617 +41
           
( ) - 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  
T3 Craig Gibson 75 67   142 -2
T14 Travis Oeastmann 75 73   148 +4
T17
J.P. Griffin 71 78   149
+5
T17 Nate Gahman 77 72   149 +5
T27 Christopher Hall 75 77   152 +8