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GSW men’s golf team opens up fifth at AFLAC/Cougar Invitational

From Staff Reports

COLUMBUS, GA – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) men’s golfer Vincent Norman finished day one of the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational in second place and has led the Hurricanes to a fifth-place finish after the first day of competition.

The tournament is being played Monday through Tuesday, September 23-24, at the Country Club of Columbus.

Norman carded rounds of 71 and 67, shooting a four-under-par 138 and finishing tied for second place. Chase McLain shot a one-under 141 with rounds of 72 and 71. Cole Madison finished tied for 76th place with rounds of 75 and 77 and Elias Birkeland, who shot as an individual, carded rounds of 72 and 78.

Throughout two rounds, GSW carded scores of 288 and 280 for an even-par 568 finish, which was good enough to be tied with Columbus State. Florida Southern carded a 562 (-6) to take first place to end day one. Lynn University (566), Valdosta State (567) and St. Leo (567) all rounded out as the top five teams competing.

Delta State’s Zach Zediker finished in first place after day one by carding rounds of 73 and 62 for a score of 135 (-7). Six players finished day one tied for second place as they all carded scores of four-under 138. St. Leo’s Kevin Johnson, Jordan Doull of Columbus State, Alex Hodge of Carson-Newman, Johnny Tucker of Florida Southern and Carlos Bustos of Lynn University all finished in the same pact.