PBC Men’s Golf Update – Feb. 27

Young Harris' Anton Karlbom
Young Harris' Anton Karlbom

Six PBC Teams in Top Seven at Hurricane Invitational

ALBANY, GA – Host Georgia Southwestern and Young Harris were both tied for second as all six PBC men's golf teams in the field finished among the top seven at the Hurricane Invitational in Albany, Ga.  GSW and YHC each finished at +7 871, three strokes behind tournament champion Southern Arkansas.  Clayton State was fourth with Lander fifth, Georgia College sixth and North Georgia seventh.  The event was held at the 7,024-yard, par-72 Doublegate Country Club.

GSW's Vincent Norrmantook home first place for the second consecutive. Norrman carded a 68 for a final score of 203, shooting a record low 13-under par. 

Norrman's 203 surpassed his previous low, 7-under 206, that he posted at the 2018 Copperhead Championship last year. 

Host Hurricanes jumped two spots in round three to take home second place in their own tournament, carding a 281 for a total score of  7-over par 871. 

Cole Madison, who shot as an individual, and Ryan Cahill dropped five spots in day two, finishing tied for 12th place with a 217 +1 par as they both shot a 70 in round three. Tyler Barkerdropped eight spots, carding a 71 while shooting a +6 par 222 for 20th place. Wil Hernandez shot a 72, going 14-over par 230 and was tied for 44th place while Elias Birkeland was in 51st place, carding a 77 in round three with a total score of 234.  

Young Harris had two top-10 finishes which consisted of Cam Kellett and Valter Andersson carding a total score of 216 and tied for seventh place. Kellett had a final round of 2-under par 70, while Andersson had a final round of four-under par 68. John Bolger was not far behind as he finished in 12th with a total score of 217 after 73. Chad Carter finished the round with a 75 and came in 50th place with a total of 233. Anton Karlbom carded a 72 in the final round, while John Lichtenwalner played as an individual and came in with a total score of 230 after a final round of 76, good for a tie for 44th place. 

Clayton State senior Andres Caballero delivered his best round of the tournament as he shot a 70 following Day 1 rounds of 71 and 73 to finish with a 214. That was good for a tie for fifth out of 75 golfers while junior Nick Woof and freshmen Javier Gonzalez tied for 20th.

Woof made a hard charge over the final 18 holes as he shot a round-low tying 68. That followed scores of 79 and 75 on the opening day and Gonzalez finished with a 76-70-76 as both shot a 222. Freshman Augusto Oliva tied for 23rd with a 223 (81-68-74) and sophomore Raul Carbonell rounded things out in a 34th place tie at 227 (73-79-75).

Lander shot a 285 on the final day, led by Maxime Legros' team-best 70. Legros finished the tournament tied for seventh. Michael Brodie carded a 72 to finished tied for 17th. Conor Cullalso recorded a 72 in his final round, tying for 29th. Jon Parker shot a 71 on Tuesday, finishing tied for 38th. Roberto Garagorri tied for 42nd to round out the Bearcat lineup. Playing as an individual, Braydon Evans tied for 54th. 

Georgia College sophomore Daniel Davis finished third among the 75 golfers.The finish was a career best for Davis, and the best by a GC Golfer since Thomas Hodges was runner up at the 2016 McDonough Cup. Davis carded rounds of 71, 67 and 74, finishing four-under and two strokes from second. Davis did his damage from distance, owning a tournament-low score of nine-under on the par-five holes. He also owned a tournament-best two eagles. 

Junior Austin Mancilla was a stroke behind in fourth, shooting a 75 followed by a pair of 69s. Mancilla's Tuesday effort was a team-low. Mancilla tied for the tournament lead at even on par-three holes, and was six-under on the par-fives. 

Third on the team and 44th overall was junior Drew Duffie. He shot a pair of 77s yesterday with a 76 today for plus-14. Duffie was consistent, with 37 pars for the three rounds. Classmate Alex Wells was 19 over in 52nd place, saving his best for last with a 79, 82 and 74. Freshman Isaac Samples rounded out the Bobcat five with 57th place after rounds of 72, 82 and 83.

Freshman Austen Heider shot a final round score of two-under 70 as the University of North Georgia men's golf team finished up play in the GSW Hurricane Invitational with a seventh place finish.

Heider shot even-par for the tournament to finish in a tie for seventh place individually. GSW's Vincent Norrman won the tournament after shooting a 13-under 203 in the three-round tournament.

The Nighthawks were just three shots outside of the top five after shooting 884 for the tournament. Southern Arkansas won the tournament by three strokes over Georgia Southwestern and Young Harris. Clayton State finished in fourth place, while Lander rounded out the top five.

Pacers Take 12th A Wexford Plantation Invitational

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Aiken golf team took 12th at the Wexford Plantation Invitational, which wrapped up Tuesday.

The Pacers finished 44-over par. The squad shot 316-298-294 for a three-round score of 908.

Charleston Southern won the event while Furman and Memphis completed the top three. Head coach Michael Carlisle's team was the lone Division II team in the field.

Dan Sheehan led the way with a 10th-place finish. He shot three-over par, 219, for the event. August Lindvall garnered 34th place after carding scores of 77-74-74. He tallied a three-round score of nine-over par, 225.

The Pacers are off until they host the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate March 11-12.