February 12, 2013

GSW Wins 17-Team Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate By 13 Strokes

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. - The Georgia Southwestern men's golf team shot a 1-over-par 285 on Tuesday to run away with the team title at the 17-team Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate. GSW won by 13 strokes over King College (Tenn.).

Freshman Anders Olsson fired a tournament-low 66 in the final round at the 6,688-yard Fleming Island Golf Club to lead the Hurricanes. Olsson eagled the 18th hole to join Nick Brothers from Saint Leo University as individual runner-up in the 89-player field with a two-day total of 1-under 141.

Matthew Whittaker fired a 2-under 69 for the Hurricanes on Tuesday to finish a stroke behind Olsson and tied for fourth place overall with an even par 142. Olsson and Whittaker earned All-Tournament honors for their Top 5 finishes.

Nate Gahman carded a two-day total of 143 to tie for sixth place. Andrew Ritchot and J.P. Griffin shot a 76 on Tuesday. Ritchot finished tied for 18th and Griffin tied for 27th.

"Everybody played well," said head coach Darcy Donaldson. "As I've been telling them from Day 1, every shot counts. These guys have been working hard at practice and in the weight room, it's nice to see it pay off for them."

For Donaldson, the victory marks his first as a head coach.

"I wanted to win as bad as these guys," said Donaldson. "I'm happy for them."

Conner Godsey from Montevallo took home individual medalist honors with a 2-under 140. 

Next up for the Hurricanes: the Southeastern Collegiate hosted by Valdosta State, March 11-12, at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta.

 

2013 SPRING KICKOFF INTERCOLLEGIATE - TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 Total  
(RV) GSW 286
285
571
+3
King, Tenn. 295
289
584 +16
(RV) Lincoln Memorial
294
292
586
+18
(15) Central Oklahoma 296 290
586
+18
Saint Leo 294
292
586
+18
Wingate 297
291
588
+20
 Montevallo 292
299
591
+23
(RV) Carson-Newman 309
295
604
+36
Flagler 309
298
607
+39
Lenoir-Rhyne 310
300
610
+42
(RV) Clayton State 308  303 611 +43
 Tusculum 309  303 612 +44
Cape Fear 311  302 613 +45
(14) Coker 309  307 616 +48
Limestone 312  305 617 +49
Catawba 309  313 622 +54
(RV) Tiffin
318
 311 629
+61

       
( ) - NCAA Division II ranking in latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll with RV = received votes

GSW SCORES

Place   Rd 1 Rd 2 Total  
T2
Anders Olsson 75
66
141
-1
T4
Matthew Whittaker 73
69 142
E
T6 Nate Gahman
69
74
143
+1
T18
Andrew Ritchot 71 76
147
+5
T27 J.P. Griffin 73 76
149
+7

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