INNISBROOK, Fla. – The Georgia College Golf squad stumbled in its second round Monday at the Copperhead Championship and stands 15th with a round to go at the tournament hosted by the University of West Florida.
After a solid eight-over effort put the Bobcats in 10th after the first round, Georgia College shot a plus-20 for round two. The Bobcats are tied in 15th with Queens University, and just eight strokes out of the top-10. Round two woes were a commonality, as six squads failed to improve on their opening-round effort.
The Bobcats are led by a pair in 49th overall. Both Daniel Davis (Columbus, Georgia) and Bailey Scifleet (Canberra, Australia) finished the day at seven-over. Davis shot rounds of 73 and 76 on the par-71, 7,209-yard Innisbrook Resort-Copperhead Course. Scifleet improved on his first round, shooting a 75 and 74.
Third on the team and 58th overall is Drew Duffie (Evans, Georgia) at eight-over. His 72 in the first was tied for team low, then the senior followed that with a 78. A pair of Bobcats is tied at 80th in the 90-golfer field, as Alex Wells (Evans, Georgia) and Michael Zachary (Johns Creek, Georgia) both came in at plus-13. Wells shot a 79 and improved to a 76 in round two, while Zachary had a team-low 72 in round one and an 83 in the second.
No. 4 Barry University leads the team battle at one-under, two strokes ahead of No. 24 Columbus State University and No. 3 West Florida in second. The top individual is Tyler Bakich at five-under par.
The third and final round comes tomorrow, Oct. 15.
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