GSW Golf Team struggles at Southeastern Collegiate Tournament

Published 2:16 pm Thursday, March 15, 2018

By Staff Reports


VALDOSTA, GA – The Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s Golf Team struggled at the 18-team Southeastern Collegiate Golf Tournament held at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, GA Sunday through Tuesday, March 11-13. The tournament was hosted by Valdosta State.

The Hurricanes shot a combined score of 309, falling to 17th place out of 18 teams on the 7,363 par 72 course.

Number 11 Newberry College shot a 5-over par score of 293 to get past number one ranked West Florida to win the tournament by one stroke. Number 5 ranked Florida Tech was the only team in the tournament to shoot under par. They shot 2-under par with a score of 286 to jump three spots and move into third place.

West Florida’s Chandler Blanchet and Florida Southern’s John VanDerLaan went to a sudden-death playoff after being locked in a tie at 6-under par. Blanchet parred the eighth playoff hole to take home the victory.

As for GSW, Vincent Norman shot a three-over 75 to lead the Hurricanes and finished in a tie for 42nd place. Ryan Cahill shot an 8-over par 80 and finished in a tie for 54th place. Will Hernandez shot a 77 and Tyler Barker shot a 78 to finish in 68th place. Nix Duncan shot a 79 to finish in 85th place.

Up next for the Hurricanes is the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Georgia college at the Cuscowilla Golf Course in Eatonton, GA on Monday and Tuesday, March 19-20.