July 22, 2009

Young Finishes in Top-10 at Georgia Amateur

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - Georgia College & State University rising junior Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.) recently had an impressive showing at the 88th Annual Georgia Amateur Championship, firing a four-round 283 for eighth place.

Playing on the par-71 Country Club of Columbus course July 9-12, Young shot even par in the first round. After a three-over second round, he bounced back with a 68 in round three, following that up with 70 to finish one-under par overall.

Young is a two-time All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) and All-Southeast Region selection, including All-America honors as a freshman in 2008.

The 2009 season was another stellar one for one of the most decorated programs in school history. The Bobcats took fifth at the NCAA Finals, marking five times in the last six years Georgia College has played for the Division II title under head coach Jimmy Wilson. Two Bobcats reached All-America status in 2009, both juniors Niclas Johansson (Skanor, Sweden) and Pedro C. Lima (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, 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. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.