GSW golf team finishes tied for 11th place at NCAA Division II Preview

Published 2:58 pm Thursday, October 4, 2018

By Staff Reports


DANIELS, West Virginia – The Georgia Southwestern State University golf team finished tied for 11th place at the NCAA Division II Preview. The tournament was hosted by GSW at the Cobb Course at Glade Springs in Daniels, West Virginia. The par 71, 7,080-yard course was played by 90 players from 17 different universities.

The two-day tournament began on Monday, October 1, with all of the teams playing 36 holes. On Tuesday, October 2, each team played 18 holes.

After finishing the first day of the tournament in 12th place, GSW moved up a spot, shooting 289 on Day 2 for a total score of 878 (293-296-289) to tie for 11th with King University of Bristol, TN. The Hurricanes were one stroke behind 10th-place finisher Missouri-St. Louis.

Barry University from Miami, FL won the tournament, shooting -12 under par and had a total score of 840.

Hurricane golfers Vincent Norman and Cole Madison finished the tournament tied for 19th place, shooting a 4-over 217. Norman shot scores of 74, 72 and 71. Madison shot scores of 74, 73 and 70. Both moved up spots since the tournament began.

Elias Berkeland, the only GSW player participating as an individual, finished tied for 49th place with a score of 222. Tyler Barker finished tied for 61st place with a score of 225. Will Hernandez finished in 85th place, shooting 237.

The top individual performance of the tournament was turned in by Lynn University’s Tomas Gana. Gana finished atop the leader board with a score of 205.

Next up for the Hurricanes is the NSU Shark Invitational. This tournament will be hosted by Nova Southeastern University at the PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL on Monday and Tuesday, October 8 and 9.