Columbus State qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship, tying for 3rd in a regional qualifier in Florida. The D2 Championship will be played May 20-24 in Hershey, Pa.
The Cougars were the lone Georgia team to advance from the qualifier. The top seven teams advanced, with Georgia College placing 9th, Georgia Southwestern 10th, Armstrong Atlantic 14th and Valdosta State 18th.
Columbus State finished with an 887 total in the 54-hole tournament, well behind the top two teams. Leading the way for the Cougars was Robert Mize of Columbus, who tied for 21st at 222. Villa Rica’s Jack Stumpfig was next for the Cougars at 223, tying for 28th.
Leesburg’s Nate Gahman, who plays for Georgia Southwestern, was the low Georgian in the tournament, tying for 8th at 219. Roswell’s Bryan Fox tied for 28th for Georgia College at 223.