May 7, 2013

GSW Rebounds In Round 2, Moves Up To 12th

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The 22nd-ranked Georgia Southwestern golf team jumped five spots up to 12th place at the 20-team NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional after Day 2 of the three-day, three-round event. All-Peach Belt Conference First Team honoree Nate Gahman led the Hurricanes with a 1-under par 71 on Tuesday.

Gahman was one of only five golfers in the 108-player field to finish with a round under par on the second day of the event at the par-72, 6,928-yard El Campeon golf course at Mission Inn Resort & Club. Gahman moved up 34 slots on the individual leaderboard and finished the day tied for 18th with a 3-over 141.

GSW trails leader No. 1 Nova Southeastern by 36 strokes, but the top seven teams in the regional qualify for the NCAA Championships, May 20–24 in Hershey, Pa. No. 9 Columbus State and No. 16 West Florida are tied for sixth after Day 2 at 20-over par, 11 strokes ahead of the Hurricanes.

Matthew Whittaker and Andrew Ritchot are tied for 57th overall for GSW with scores of 9-over 153. Ritchot has played the par 5 holes well, ranking seventh in the field with a combined 3-under. Ritchot's 2-over score on Tuesday was second-lowest on the team.

All-PBC First Team selection J.P. Griffin is tied for 65th after carding a 76 in Round 2. Griffin has played the par 4 holes well, ranking eighth overall at 2-over. Anders Olsson has a two-round total of 171.

Ricardo Celia and teammate Ben Taylor from Nova Southeastern are tied for the individual lead with a 3-under 141.

GSW returns for the final round of regional play on Wednesday with tee times starting at noon.

2013 NCAA DIVISION II SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGIONAL - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total  
(1) Nova Southeastern 287 284
571 -5
(2) Barry University
284 296

580 +4
(15) Georgia College
291 295

586 +10
(T4) Florida Southern
293 295

588 +12
(T4) Lynn University
288 306

594 +18
(16) West Florida
298 298
  596 +20
(9) Columbus State 298 298

596
+20
(3) USC Aiken
295 303

598
+22
(19) Barton 304 295
  599 +23
(21) Rollins College
294 306

600 +24
(7) North Alabama
297
306

603
+27
(22) Georgia Southwestern
309
298

607 +31
(14) Armstrong Atlantic
309 302

611 +35
 Eckerd College
305 306
  611 +35
(13) Belmont-Abbey 303 308
  611 +35
(RV) Valdosta State
307 307
  614 +38
(RV) Florida Tech
306 311
  617 +41
Erskine College
306 313
  619 +43
(RV) Lincoln Memorial 314
310
  624
+48
(RV) Mount Olive College
316
309
  625
+49
           
( ) - 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  
T18
Nate Gahman
76 71

147 +3
T57
Matthew Whittaker
76 77

153 +9
T57 Andrew Ritchot
79
74

153 +9
T65 J.P. Griffin 78 76

154 +10
T107 Anders Olsson
86 85

171 +27

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