VALDOSTA, Ga. – Playing just a single round of the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate, the No. 3 Georgia College & State University golf team stands eighth Sunday, with senior Niclas Johansson (Skanor, Sweden) tied for first place.
Played at the par-72, 7,097-yard Kinderlou Forest golf course and hosted by Valdosta State University, the Bobcats fired a first-round 301 at 13-over par in the 18-team field.
No. 6 Florida Southern College and host VSU own the team lead at a three-over 291, holding off No. 1 Barry University by four strokes. Three other golfers sit atop the individual standings, tied with Johansson at one-under.
Round two of three starts tomorrow, with Bide teeing off at 8:39 on hole one, paired with golfers from the University of West Georgia and No. 19 University of West Florida.
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