May 18, 2012

#18 GC Golf Ends Season in NCAA Quarterfinals

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – An amazing season has finally come to a close for No. 18 Georgia College golf, as head coach Jimmy Wilson and the Bobcats fell 3-2 to No. 3 CSU-Stanislaus in the NCAA Quarterfinals Medal-Match Play Thursday.

The No. 5-seeded Bobcats took on the No. 4-seed Warriors, with GC picking up wins from Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) and Ryan Trocchio (Norcross, Ga.).

Trocchio out-did CSUS's top player in Trevor Blair 71-74. Garrett did Trocchio one better with a 71-75 victory over Chris McCracken at No. 3.

At No. 5, David Sullivan (Woodstock, Ga.) fell by two 75-77 to Teddy Schrier, while both Taylor Smith (Mansfield, Ga.) and Victor Monte (Chantilly, Va.) took four-stroke losses. Smith was beaten by Rob Damschen 73-77 at the second spot, while Monte fell 75-79 to Paul Smith in the fourth.

The Warriors advance to take on No. 1-seed Chico State in the Semifinals today, while GC's season comes to a close.

The Bobcats had a phenomenal 2011-12 campaign, winning an NCAA South/Southeast SuperRegional Championship without the benefit of a single senior. The region title was just the second in school history, and the Bobcats put three on the All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) teams in Garrett, Trocchio and Smith. Trocchio added PBC Freshman of the Year honors as well.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.