MARTINEZ, Ga. – Sophomore Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) of the No. 6 Georgia College golf team was named the most recent Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Golfer of the Week. This marks the first such honor for Garrett and the third for the Bobcat golf squad this season.
Garrett won his first collegiate tournament as he fired a two-under par 70 in the final round of the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate. The sophomore finished with a three-round total of 212, four under par, and held off Armstrong Atlantic's Aaron Elrod and Columbus State University's Rourke Van der Spuy to claim the title as Georgia College as a team won their first event of the spring.
Garrett was a stroke behind the lead following his first-round 70 but then carded an even-par 72 in the second round, both played on Monday, to hold the lead on the first day. He maintained that lead with his final round 70, tied for the lowest round of the day. With his scores, Garrett moves into fifth in the PBC in stroke average at 72.9 per round.
He is the 11th Georgia College golfer all-time to take home the honor in just the fourth season of the weekly award.
The Bobcats are in action today and tomorrow, March 21-22 at the Bobcat Invitational played at the Golf Club at Cuscowilla.
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