Georgia Golfers Finish 19th At NCAA Championships

Georgia Golfers Finish 19th At NCAA Championships (Image 1)
Georgia Golfers Finish 19th At NCAA Championships (Image 1)

MILTON, Ga. — The Georgia men's golf team finished 19th
in the NCAA Championships on Thursday at the Capital City Club's Crabapple
Course.

 

The Bulldogs fired a final-round 1-over 281 on the
par-70, 7,319-yard layout to wind up at to 10-over 850 for the tournament.
Georgia was seeking a top-8 finish on Thursday to advance to the match play
portion of the tournament.

 

“We gave ourselves chances all week, but we never
capitalized on them,” junior Keith Mitchell said. “We played okay, but out here
you've got to have one or two real good rounds to keep up with the competition.
We put ourselves in good positions, but we never could cash in.”

 

Freshman Lee McCoy paced the Bulldogs in the final round
with a 1-under 69. Junior Joey Garber signed for an even-par 70, followed by
Keith Mitchell and sophomore Nicholas Reach both at 1-over 71. Senior T.J.
Mitchell had the Bulldogs' non-counting score of 2-over 72.

 

Garber came in at 1-over 211 in just his second tournament
since shoulder surgery in December. McCoy finished at 3-over 213, followed by
Keith Mitchell and Reach at 3-over 213, and T.J. Mitchell at 12-over 222.

 

“It's always tough trying to play from behind,” Georgia
coach Chris Haack said. “You put pressure on yourself trying to make something
happen. … Every time we tee it up, we should learn something. Hopefully we
learned something that will make them tougher and better for the next time
around.”

 

Cal's Max Homa earned NCAA medalist honors with a total of
9-under 201.

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