BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The University of Georgia men’s golf team defeated Missouri in a 3-2 decision during the final day of SEC Match Play hosted by Jerry Pate on Wednesday at the Birmingham Country Club.
Buck Brumlow sealed the team victory by taking the final hole against Jack Lundin and winning his match 1-up.
Georgia rallied from an early 2-0 deficit. Missouri was first on the scoreboard during match play as Ben van Wyk fell to Charlie Crockett 6 & 5. Connor Creasy began 2-up after the first four holes but eventually fell to Alfons Bondesson, 3-up.
Caleb Manuel earned the first point for the Bulldogs with a 3 & 2 decision over Virgilio Paz. Manuel began 2 up after the first six holes, but Paz managed to tie it up by winning the next two holes. The senior responded by taking four of the next eight to put Georgia on the board, trailing 2-1.
Carter Loflin would find himself trailing against Sigurbrandsson heading into the final hole but converted a birdie extend the match. He would notch a par on the 19th hole to secure his match and tie the teams 2-2.
Brumlow had to fight back after Lundin was 3-up early. The junior took three consecutive holes to tie the match through 10 holes. The match was again tied heading into the final hole, where Brumlow held par while Lundin bogeyed to give the Bulldogs the win.
Georgia will now will next participate in the Ben Hogan Collegiate hosted by TCU on Oct. 2-3. The Bulldogs will round out 2023 in Hawaii at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic on Oct. 26-28.
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