Bobcat Golf Finishes 13th at Kiawah Island Invite

Sophomore Isaac Samples
Sophomore Isaac Samples

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – With sophomore Isaac Samples (Loganville, Georgia) posting the first sub-par round of the year for Georgia College Golf Tuesday, the Bobcats took 13th place among 18 teams at the Kiawah Island Invitational, hosted by USC Aiken.

Samples and junior Alex Wells (Evans, Georgia) shared the team lead for the two-round tourney at four-over par. Samples carded a 77 yesterday and shaved six strokes off in today's action. Wells posted a consistent pair of 74s.

Freshman Mike Leanos (Kennesaw, Georgia) responded well to his first collegiate action, finishing 56th in the 90-golfer field at plus-six after rounds of 72 and 78. Freshman Michael Zachary (Johns Creek, Georgia) owned rounds of 78 and 73 for seven-over in 61st. Junior Bailey Scifleet (Canberra, Australia) produced a strong 72 yesterday, but stumbled a bit Tuesday for 10-over. The Bobcats finished 15-over with rounds of 295 and 296.

Lander University took the team title at 19-under par, three strokes ahead of No. 19 USC Aiken. Among the 12 teams ahead of the Bobcats, four are ranked in the nation's top-25, as joining USCA was No. 16 Limestone College, No. 20 Rollins College, No. 21 Columbus State University.

The Bobcats are back in action Monday, Sept. 23 at the Jay Jennison Cup, hosted by Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

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