MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University men's golf team was listed at the No. 4 slot in the second Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll of the 2008-09 season. The Bobcats bump up two slots thanks to recent high finishes.
Georgia College garnered the second-most first place votes with three, falling four behind No. 1 University of West Florida. The Bobcats followed up a season-opening third place finish at the Kiawah Invitational with a runner-up spot at the Raines Development Group Intercollegiate Sept. 16.
Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foe USC Aiken was No. 2, despite falling five slots behind Georgia College at the Raines tournament. No. 3 St. Edward's University separates the two conference mates.
Rounding out the five PBC schools were No. 11 Columbus State University, No. 12 Clayton State University and No. 24 Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Sophomore Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.) paces the Bobcats with a 70.4 stroke average, with no Bobcat regular starter any higher than 74.2. Young led the Bobcats at the Kiawah tournament, taking third overall with a two-round 136. Junior Pedro C. Lima (Sao Paulo, Brazil) led GCSU to last week's runner-up spot with a three-round 212, good enough for fifth place.
The Bobcats return to action Monday, Sept. 29 at the State Farm/Laker Collegiate Invitational in Morrow, Ga. hosted by Clayton State.
The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsubobcats.com