EATONTON, Ga. – Freshman Ryan Trocchio (Norcross, Ga.) battled some of the best golfers in the country to take 10th overall, leading the No. 25 Georgia College golf team to a similar finish at the 2012 Bobcat Intercollegiate, hosted at the Golf Club at Cuscowilla.
Georgia College shot rounds of 288 and 279 yesterday, adding a 294 today for a total of 21-over par, just two strokes behind No. 18 Florida Southern College and just 10 out of the top five. No. 1 Barry University won the tournament title with rounds of 274, 280 and 279, a seven-under effort on the par-70, 6,847-yard course.
The Buccaneers dethroned the two-time reigning champions in Lynn University, the No. 2 Fighting Knights taking fourth this season. No. 4 Nova Southeastern University was second at plus-three, while No. 9 UNC Pembroke took third at six-over.
Trocchio led the Bobcats in 10th place, following a 71 with a 69 and 68 for two-under par. Classmate Victor Monte (Chantilly, Va.) was 37th, carding rounds of 72, 69 and 76.
Junior Taylor Smith (Mansfield, Ga.) fired a 72, 70, 76 tournament, good for 39th place. Classmate Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) shot rounds of 73 and 71 yesterday, adding a 76 today for 10-over par in 47th.
Rookie David Sullivan (Woodstock, Ga.) was also at 10-over, but showed steady improvement with rounds of 75, 71 and 74, firing counting rounds in his last two.
Lynn's Daniel Young took individual medalist honors with three sub-par rounds of 69, 65 and 68 for a total of minus-eight. UNC Pembroke's Jordan Walor was second, a stroke behind with 68-68-67. A total of 12 golfers finished under par for the tournament.
The Bobcats are back in action Monday, March 26 at the Bearcat Invitational, hosted by Lander University.
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