COLUMBUS, Ga. – The No. 20 Georgia College golf team saved its best round for last, but it wasn't enough, as the Bobcats took 12th place among 17 teams at the Aflac/Cougar Invitational, hosted by Columbus State University.
Georgia College shot rounds of 297-296-293 to finish plus-34 at the par-71, 6,515-yard Country Club of Columbus.
Sophomore Harry Lambert (Suwanee) carded the team's lone sub-par round of the tournament today with a 70, added to a 74 and 73 yesterday to lead the team at four-over. Lambert's effort put him just outside the top-20 at 22nd in the 90-golfer field.
Second on the squad and 33rd overall was junior David Sullivan (Woodstock), posting rounds of 76, 71 and 72 for six-over. Two strokes behind in 42nd was Ryan Trocchio (Norcross) carding a 73-76-72 effort. Trocchio remains the team leader in stroke average for the season at 72.7.
Sophomore Conner Albright (Macon) posted a 79 today, grouped with his two 76s in yesterday's action for plus-18 in 73rd. Newcomer Matheus Balestrin (Brazil) rounded out the Bobcat five with a 78th place finish at 19-over (74-76-82).
Playing as an individual was sophomore Harrison Stewart (Roswell) shooting 23-over par with rounds of 81, 75 and 80 in 83rd.
Lee University won the team title as the lone squad under par at one-under. The University of West Georgia was one stroke behind. Florida Southern College's John Coultas ran away with individual medalist honors, an amazing 66-69-68 effort for 10-under par.
Of the 11 teams to finish ahead of Georgia College, three were in the nation's top-25, including No. 10 University of North Alabama, No. 12 Columbus State University, No. 14 Florida Southern,
The Bobcats are back in action Monday, Oct. 6 at the North Georgia Invitational in Dahlonega.
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