AUGUSTINE, Fla. –The Georgia College Golf team took fourth place at the 2017 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship after a final round 297 Sunday. The fourth-place finish is a five-slot improvement over last season.
The Bobcats carded rounds of 291, 296 and 297 on the par-72, 6,939-yard Slammer and Squire course. Georgia College was 20-over, just three strokes off No. 18 Young Harris College in third.
Four of the five Bobcats finished in the top-20 in the 55-golfer field. Seniors Conner Albright (Macon, Georgia) and Harry Lambert (Suwanee, Georgia) led the way in 14th at five-over par. Albright posted a team-low 73 today, finding success on the front nine with a seven-hole stretch at par or better. Lambert posted a 74 today, including two birdies each on the front and back half. He was at par or better for the final five holes of the day.
Third on the team and 19th overall was senior Thomas Knight (Eastman, Georgia) at six-over. Knight was at 77 today, his lone birdie coming on hole No. 17.
A stroke behind in 20th was an All-PBC Second Team choice in junior Thomas Hodges (Monroe, Georgia) at seven-over. He carded a 76 today, his lone birdie coming on hole No. 5. He posted a 10-hole streak of par or better from holes No. 3 to No. 12. Rounding out the squad was senior Harrison Stewart (Roswell, Georgia) making a five-slot improvement to 29th. Back-to-back birdies helped power him to a 74 today, good for second-best round on the squad. He finished the tournament 10-over.
Winning the team title and the automatic bid to the NCAA South/Southeast SuperRegional was No. 16 USC Aiken, finishing six over par. No. 6 Lander University was second at plus-15. Individual medalist honors went to the University of North Georgia’s Matt Elliott, finishing four-under par.
The Bobcats now await the at-large selections to the NCAA SuperRegional round, the announcement due toward the end of the month. The tournament will play May 8-10 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.