September 18, 2012

Griffin Takes 2nd; GSW Finishes 9th At Kiawah

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - Georgia Southwestern senior golfer J.P. Griffin fired a 3-under par 69 on Tuesday to lead the 21st-ranked Hurricanes to a ninth place finish at the season-opening 19-team Kiawah Island Invitational on the 6,875 yard, par 72 Cougar Point Golf Course.

Griffin finished runner-up in the 95-player field with a two-day, two-round total of 5-under par. The Glennville native was a stroke behind the tournament medalist, Shat Tuten from Armstrong.

Nate Gahman shot a 76 on Tuesday for the Hurricanes to finish with a 6-over 150. Matthew Whittaker and Jungsun Lee shot 81s on Day 2 and Andrew Ritchot carded an 83.

GSW finished with a 307 score on Tuesday and a 602 overall. 

Host USC Aiken delivered the low round of the day with a 295 to jump 12th-ranked North Alabama for the team title. The 5th-ranked Pacers (576) topped UNA (577) by a stroke.

GSW returns to the links on Oct. 1 for the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational at the Country Club of Columbus.

 

2012 KIAWAH ISLAND INVITATIONAL - FINAL TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Total  
(5) USC Aiken 281 295
576
E
(12) North Alabama
280 297
577
+1
(RV) Coker 287 300
587
+11
Erskine 283 307
590
+14
(RV) Newberry 291 299
590
+14
(8) Georgia College
291 305
596
+20
(RV) Belmont Abbey
301 295
596
+20
(23) Armstrong 299 299
598
+22
(21) GSW 295 307
602
+26
(RV) North Georgia
298 305
603
+27
(RV) Carson-Newman 304 304
608
+32
Limestone 306 303
609
+33
(22) Barton 306 305
611
+35
(RV) St. Thomas Aquinas
291 321
612
+36
Tusculum 301 312
613
+37
Lenoir Rhyne
305 314
619
+43
Brevard 310 316
626
+50
Mount Olive 315 313
628
+52
Fairmont State 319 325
644
+68
         
( ) - NCAA Division II ranking in latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll with RV = received votes

GSW SCORES

Place   Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total  
T6 J.P. Griffin 70 69 139
-5
T31
Nate Gahman 74 76
150
+6
T53
Matthew Whittaker
73 81
154
+10
T74
Andrew Ritchot
78 83
161
+17
T82
Jungsun Lee 84 81
165
+21

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