LAKELAND, Fla.- Led by two golfers under par today (Feb. 17) No.6 Georgia College & State University jumped four spots tofinish fourth at the Matlock Collegiate Classic, hosted by FloridaSouthern College.
Played at the par-72, 7,065-yard Lone Palm Golf Club inLakeland, 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 69today finishing at a one-under 215 for the three rounds, finishingeighth. Sophomore Matthew Yonz(Waycross, Ga.) was one stroke behind, (74-72-70=216) in10th.
Sophomore Billy Shida (BerkeleyLake, Ga.) also had a top-20 finish, taking20th (72-74-73=219). Junior Francisco Bide(Buenos Aires, Argentina/El Diamante (Calif.)) moved to39th 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 at287-277-294=858, while the individual leader was also a Laker, WillWilcox at 68-67-70=205.
The Bobcats are back in action Monday, Feb. 23 at the PirateInvitational, hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University.
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