By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Student Assistant
VALDOSTA, Ga. – Georgia College finished their final round at the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate hosted by Valdosta State University with a 45-over 909 team score after three days of play. The Bobcats finished in 18th place for the tournament.
Senior David Sullivan (Woodstock) went to the clubhouse leading the Bobcat squad and finishing No. 13 in the 93-golfer field. Sullivan started on the back nine with the rest of the GC team, recording only one-over through his first nine. He got back to even par with a birdie on the par-five second, but a bogey on the third added another stroke to his round's score. He finished with a one-over 73, one shot behind the four-way tie for ninth.
Junior Harrison Stewart (Roswell) had the best day of the Bobcats, finishing with a two-under round three 70. Stewart birdied four of the 18 holes, but his double bogey on the par-four No. 13 pushed him back into the 70s. Sullivan's two-under scorecard was the best of all the Bobcats from all three days of the tournament, moving him to the T48 spot on the leaderboard.
Junior Harry Lambert (Suwanee) finished third for the Bobcats both on the day and for the tournament. His T75 place came after an up and down back nine and straight even front nine. Lambert opened up with two bogeys on No. 10 and 11. He double bogeyed the par-five No. 14 but birdied the par-three 15th in attempt to come back up the scoreboard. His bogey on the par-three No. 17 was his last hole marked in green as he parred out the rest of the day.
Juniors Thomas Knight (Eastman) and Nicolas Falkinhoff (Buenos Aires, Argentina) rounded out the rest of the Bobcat team. Knight shot his average from the tournament, a seven-over 79, after recording six bogeys, one double and one birdie. He finished 89th on the leaderboard. Falkinhoff had his worst round of the tournament, shooting a 10-over 82. He started off his round three five-over through four. He couldn't recover from his rough beginning, adding three more bogeys and a double before signing his card.
The Bobcats finished two behind No. 32 Rollins College as No. 5 Florida Southern College shot a team one-under to climb to first. Three back No. 4 Nova Southern University moved up five spots after a team best 11-under. No. 8 Lynn University went to the clubhouse third on the leaderboard, and No. 3 University of West Florida finished fourth. No. 6 Barry University and No. 2 St. Leo University rounded out the top-five tied at nine-over.
The Bobcats are back on the course at home March 21 and 22 for the Bobcat Invitational.
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