February 17, 2009

#6 Golf Jumps Four Spots to Fourth at Matlock Collegiate

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LAKELAND, Fla. - Led by two golfers under par today (Feb. 17) No. 6 Georgia College & State University jumped four spots to finish fourth at the Matlock Collegiate Classic, hosted by Florida Southern College.

Played at the par-72, 7,065-yard Lone Palm Golf Club in Lakeland, Fla., the Bobcats shaved three strokes off in each round (293-290-287=870) owning the second-best final round score.

Junior Niclas Johansson (Skanor, Sweden) saved his best for last, carding a 69 today finishing at a one-under 215 for the three rounds, finishing eighth. Sophomore Matthew Yonz (Waycross, Ga.) was one stroke behind, (74-72-70=216) in 10th.

Sophomore Billy Shida (Berkeley Lake, Ga.) also had a top-20 finish, taking 20th (72-74-73=219). Junior Francisco Bide (Buenos Aires, Argentina/El Diamante (Calif.)) moved to 39th place (73-76-75=224) and sophomore Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.) struggled to a final round 81 (74-73-81=228) finishing 55th.

PBC school Clayton State University won the team title at 287-277-294=858, while the individual leader was also a Laker, Will Wilcox at 68-67-70=205.

The Bobcats are back in action Monday, Feb. 23 at the Pirate Invitational, hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University.

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