#7 GC Golf Fifth at Bearcat Golf Classic Day One

GREENWOOD, S.C. With senior Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.) once again leading the way, the No. 7 Georgia College golf team is fifth after the first round of action at the Bearcat Golf Classic, hosted by Lander University. The Bobcats are just eight strokes back, as the tournament has been shortened to two rounds due to rain in the Greenwood, S.C. area.

GC has posted a 289 for one-over par on the par-72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club course.

Young stands seventh with a two-under 70. Classmate Billy Shida (Berkeley Lakes, Ga.) is 13th at one-under 71.

Sophomore Taylor Smith (Mansfield, Ga.) posted a 73, landing him in 26th. Freshman Gavin Harper's (Twin City, Ga.) 75 is 47th, while sophomore Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) carded a 76 in 55th.

Playing as an individual, senior Matthew Yonz (Waycross, Ga.) shot a 74 and is 36th.

Fellow Peach Belt Conference (PBC) school Georgia Southwestern State University is first at seven under par, followed by both Barton College and Lander at one-under.

GSW's Craig Gibson shot a 67 in round one to lead the individual standings, followed closely by Michael Marsburn of Barton and Lander's Wes Bowman, both at one stroke back.

The Bobcats will play the second and final round tomorrow, March 29. Garrett starts play for GC, teeing off with members of Carson-Newman College and Newberry College at 9 a.m.

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