INNISBROOK, Fla. – The Georgia College Golf squad wrapped up the fall season Tuesday, taking 16th place at the Copperhead Championship, hosted by the University of West Georgia, the toughest field the Bobcats have faced this season.
The Bobcats carded rounds of 292 and a pair of 304s to finish plus-48 on the par-71, 7,209-yard Innisbrook Resort-Copperhead Course.
For the first time in his career, sophomore Bailey Scifleet (Canberra, Australia) led the Bobcats, finishing 49th in a field of 90 golfers. Scifleet finished 11-over after rounds of 75, 74 and 75. His final round score was the team's low.
Taking second on the squad and 54th overall was junior Daniel Davis (Columbus, Georgia) taking rounds of 73, 76 and 76 for 12-over. Senior Drew Duffie (Evans, Georgia) was at 14-over, owning a Bobcat tournament-low 72 in the opening round and a 78 and 77 afterward.
Freshman Michael Zachary (Johns Creek, Georgia) tied Duffie for that first-round low with a 72, and added an 83 and 76 to finish 18-over in 70th place. Junior Alex Wells (Evans, Georgia) posted rounds of 79, 76 and 77, finishing 76th at 19-over.
No. 4 Barry University repeated as tournament champion, finishing as the only sub-par team at two-under. The Bucs were seven strokes ahead of No. 24 Columbus State University in second. The individual champion was Taisuke Ono of Queens University, tying both the single-round and three-round records for the tournament, firing a 72, 68 and 63 for 10-under par.
Of the 15 teams ahead of the Bobcats, 12 were ranked in the nation's top-25, as joining Barry and CSU were No. 1 Lynn University, No. 2 Florida Southern College, No. 3 West Florida, No. 5 Saint Leo University, No. 7 Georgia Southwestern State University, No. 12 Florida Tech, No. 13 Nova Southeastern University, No. 14 Lincoln Memorial University, No. 15 Lander University and No. 22 Limestone College.
The fall season has come to a close, stay tuned to GCBobcats.com for a spring schedule update.
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