AUGUSTA, G.A. — Georgia’s Lee McCoy made school history on Sunday, April 5, 2015 as he claimed medalist honors in the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club.
McCoy won his third consecutive tournament, becoming the first Bulldog to accomplish that feat. The junior has won four times overall this year, matching the single-season school record set by Chris Kirk in 2006-07.
McCoy fired a final-round 8-under 64 to finish at 16-under 200. The 8-under and 16-under totals are the second-lowest round and tournament figures, respectively, in school history. McCoy’s season average now stands at 69.54.
“Lee is playing with a tremendous amount of confidence right now,” Georgia coach Chris Haack said. “He is finding out just how good he can be, and it’s resulting in one of the greatest seasons we’ve ever seen at Georgia.”
McCoy led the Bulldogs’ second- and third-round surges up the leaderboard in Augusta. Georgia ended up third at 22-under 842, including a 10-under 278 on Sunday after a second-round 11-under 277 Saturday. New Mexico took team honors at 26-under 838, followed by Illinois at 23-under 841, Georgia, Texas at 20-under 844 and Houston at 17-under 847.
Sophomore Jaime Lopez Rivarola followed McCoy with a 3-under 69 on Sunday. Junior Sepp Straka added an even-par 72 and senior Mookie DeMoss signed for a 1-over 73. Freshman Zach Healy had the Bulldogs’ non-counting score of 2-over 74.
DeMoss placed 13th at 4-under 212, followed by Lopez Rivarola at 2-under 214, and Straka and Healy both at 2-over 218.
Playing as an individual, sophomore Greyson Sigg – an Augusta native – closed with a 1-under 71 to place 13th at 4-under 212.
The Bulldogs will return to action April 17-19, 2015 at the SEC Championship on St. Simons Island.