WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — The No. 13-ranked Georgia men’s golf team placed fourth on Wednesday in the Southwestern Invitational Presented By Topgolf.
On the North Ranch Country Club’s par-72, 6,992-yard layout, the Bulldogs posted a final-round 8-over 296 to land at 1-under 863. Arizona State claimed team honors at 30-under 834, followed by host Pepperdine (17-under 847) and Washington (8-under 856).
Junior Ben van Wyk paced the Bulldogs on Wednesday as he shot an even-par 72. Freshman Maxwell Ford signed for a 1-over 73, followed by freshman Buck Brumlow at 3-over 75, and junior Connor Creasy at 4-over 76. Senior Trent Phillips had Georgia’s non-counting loop of 6-over 78.
Phillips, the tournament’s 18- and 36-hole leader, placed ninth at 2-under 214. Medalist honors went to David Puig of Arizona State at 8-under 208. Ford and van Wyk came in 18th at even-par 216, followed by Brumlow at 3-over 219 and Creasy at 17-over 233.
Competing as an individual, junior Nicolas Cassidy fired a 3-over 75 in the final round to move to 11-over 227.
The Bulldogs will return to action Feb. 13-15 in the Puerto Rico Classic.
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