May 6, 2013

Slow Start Has GSW 17th At Regionals After Day 1

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The 22nd-ranked Georgia Southwestern golf team sits in 17th place at the 20-team NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional after Day 1 of the three-day, three-round event. All-Peach Belt Conference First Team honoree Nate Gahman and All-PBC Tournament Team member Matthew Whittaker led the Hurricanes with rounds of 76 on Monday.

GSW trails opening-round leader No. 3 Barry University by 25 strokes.

The Hurricanes stumbled out of the gates in Round 1 as the team carded three double bogeys on the opening hole at the par-72, 6,928-yard El Campeon golf course at Mission Inn Resort & Club.

Whittaker ended up firing a team-best three birdies before finishing at 4-over for the day. Whittaker and Gahman are tied for 52nd in the 108-player field.

All-PBC First Team selection J.P. Griffin is tied for 71st after carding a 78 for GSW. Andrew Ritchot was a stroke back of Griffin with a 79. Anders Olsson posted an 86.

Ricardo Celia from Nova Southeastern fired the low-round of the day with a 3-under 69.

GSW returns for Day 2 of regional play with tee times starting at 12:50 p.m.

2013 NCAA DIVISION II SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGIONAL - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(2) Barry University
284

284 -4
(1) Nova Southeastern 287

287 -1
(T4) Lynn University
288

288 E
(15) Georgia College
291

291 +3
(T4) Florida Southern
293

293 +5
(21) Rollins College
294

294 +6
(3) USC Aiken
295  
295
+7
(7) North Alabama
297


297
+9
(9) Columbus State 298

298
+10
(16) West Florida
298     298 +10
(13) Belmont-Abbey 303     303 +15
(19) Barton 304     304 +16
 Eckerd College
306     306 +18
Erskine College
306     306 +18
(RV) Florida Tech
306     306 +18
(RV) Valdosta State
307     307 +19
(22) Georgia Southwestern
309


309 +21
(14) Armstrong Atlantic
309

309 +21
(RV) Lincoln Memorial 314
    314
+26
(RV) Mount Olive College
316
    316
+28
           
( ) - 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  
T52
Matthew Whittaker
76

76 +4
T52
Nate Gahman
76

76 +4
T71 J.P. Griffin 78

78 +6
T82 Andrew Ritchot
79


79 +7
107 Anders Olsson
86

86 +14

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