DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The No. 23 Georgia College golf team shot rounds of 300 and 288 in Monday's action at the University of North Georgia Fall Invitational. The Bobcats are 12-over par at the par-72, 6,967-yard Achasta Golf Club, good for 11th place in a 17-team field.
"I'm proud of the way the guys fought back this afternoon," said interim head coach Patrick Garrett. "We struggled this morning and got behind the eight ball, but we bounced back. We still have a lot of work to do tomorrow."
The Bobcats are led by two golfers in 27th in the 90-golfer field, as sophomore Thomas Hodges (Monroe) shot rounds of 72 and 73, and junior Harrison Stewart (Roswell) shaved five strokes off his first round 75 for a 70 in the second. Both men are one-over par for the tourney.
Stewart's turnaround wasn't the biggest for the squad, however as senior David Sullivan (Woodstock) carded a disappointing 78 in round one, but torched the course for a 68 in round two. Sullivan's two-round score of two-over par puts him in 32nd place.
Junior Harry Lambert (Suwanee) had a counting score of 75 in round one, followed with an 80. He is 11-over par for the tournament in 76th. One slot behind and one stroke behind is junior Thomas Knight (Eastman), owning rounds of 79 and 77.
No. 25 Lee University owns the team lead at 18-under par, five strokes ahead of Carson-Newman University in second place. Of the 10 teams in front of the Bobcats, four are nationally-ranked, including the Lee Flames, No. 15 University of West Georgia, No. 19 Georgia Southwestern State University, and No. 12 Columbus State University.
The third and final round starts tomorrow, Oct. 6.
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