GSW Golf Hurricane Highlight #2: Success in the PBC

AMERICUS - The No. 2 Hurricane Highlight of the 2012-13 golf season came off a strong showing at the PBC Championships at Callaway Gardens in Columbus.

The Hurricanes had its best showing in school history as GSW finished in fourth place at the 11-team event. Matthew Whittaker earned All-Tournament honors as he led the Hurricanes with a 2-over par 218 total.

GSW's previous top showing at the PBC Championships was a sixth-place finish obtained last spring. With Whittaker earning All-Tourney honors, GSW has now placed an individual in the Top 3 in two-consecutive seasons. Craig Gibson tied for third in 2012.

Seniors J.P. Griffin and Nate Gahman were also honored by the PBC. The two were named to the All-PBC First Team.

Griffin, a three-time PBC Golfer of the Week, earned his second All-Conference selection. The Glennville native has finished under par in five of his 27 rounds in 2012-13, including a pair of 3-under 69s. Griffin was a PING All-America Third Team member last spring.

Gahman also earned his second All-Conference honor after being named to the squad in 2010-11. The Leesburg native currently ranks fifth in the PBC in scoring average at 73.6 through 27 rounds in 2012-13.

Southwestern rode its strong showing at the conference championships to their second straight appearance in the NCAA postseason where the 'Canes finished in 10th place at the 20-team NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional.

Stay tuned on Tuesday as the top Hurricane Highlight of the 2012-13 golf season will be revealed.