AUGUSTA, G.A. – The Jaguar men’s golf team played a one-day event of 36 holes at the Southern Intercollegiate Championship at Athens Country Club and finished third out of 14 teams on Monday, March 16th, 2015 with junior Maverick Antcliff leading the Jags in a tie for fourth overall.
Hosted by the University of Georgia, the tournament began in 1935 and ran annually through 1942. It resumed in 1946 and was held through 1965 and then launched in 1975 – repackaged eventually as the SIC. The Jaguar starting lineup was Maverick Antcliff, Viktor Edin, Broc Everett, Jake Marriott, and Robin Petersson, while Jack Heasman, Cody Shafer, Jackson Stroup, and John Yi competing as individuals.
After the first nine holes, the Jags were four-under par and overtook UGA for the top spot by one stroke. The Bulldogs outlasted the Jags down the stretch and ran away with their home event in the second round to finish one-under par. UGA won the event by 13 strokes ahead of Georgia State (+12) in second and the Jags in third (+16).
Senior Jack Heasman competed as an individual and fired three birdies on the front and back nine to finish round one with a 69. Antcliff carded the same score on the par par-72, 6,917-yard course in the first round. Antcliff had four birdies in the first 18 holes and an eagle on the par-five sixth hole measuring 444 yards. Heasman and Antcliff shared first place at the conclusion of round one and Antcliff held on for a tie for fourth at one-under par – shooting a 72 (+2) in round two. Heasman ended the event at nine over to take a tie for 38th.
Jags sophomore Jake Marriott shaved two strokes in his second round and shot a 72 to end two-over par in 12th after 36 holes. GRU’s Robin Petersson shot a minus two 70 in round one, but carded an 80 (+8) in his second 18 to finish tied for 28th.
Viktor Edin ended 12-over par and tied for 50th, firing 76 and 80 in his rounds to round out the lineup of five. For the GRU individuals, Cody Shafer was the fourth best out of all 15 individuals. Shafer five over par after two birdies in his second round and John Yi tied for 45th and Jackson Stroup 65th.