VALDOSTA, Ga. – The No. 20 Georgia College golf team shot a three-day 885 team score and finished eighth in concluding the 2014 First Federal Southeastern Collegiate Tuesday at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. Senior Bryan Fox (Roswell, Ga.) finished second overall with a five-under par 211 total, while the Bobcats were just four strokes shy of finishing in the top-five as a team.
Fox entered the second day of play as the top scorer with 140, and added a one-under par 71 in the final round. Fox lost the top position to St. Leo University's Ryan Gendron by one stroke, as Gendron finished with a 69. Only No. 1 Barry University's Adam Svensson had a better round than Fox's first-round three-under par 69, when he shot 68 in the second round yesterday.
The 7,113-yard, par-72 course had 18 teams and 90 players compete with 10 teams currently ranked nationally in the top-25. No. 1 Barry (861) and No. 2 Lynn University (867) finished according to their ranking, while No. 9 Armstrong Atlantic State University (878) finished third. Host-team Valdosta State University (879) finished fourth followed by St. Leo (881). No. 13 Flagler College (882) and No. 12 University of North Alabama (884) finished ahead of Georgia College at sixth and seventh, while Georgia College finished ahead of four teams that are nationally-ranked higher than the Bobcats.
Junior Ryan Trocchio (Norcross, Ga.) and senior Victor Monte (Chantilly, Va.) finished tied-35th overall with 224. Trocchio shot a three-over par 75 today, and Monte had a one-over par 73 Tuesday in the final round. Next to Fox's three rounds, Monte's 73 was next-best for the Bobcats.
Both freshmen Conner Albright (Macon, Ga.) and Nicolas Falkinhoff (Buenos Aires, Argentina) finished tied at 62nd with a 231. Albright matched his best round with a four-over 76 Tuesday, while Albright didn't factor in the team's Tuesday scoring with an eight-over 80.
The Georgia College men's golf team is back in action next week. The Bobcat Intercollegiate Tournament begins Monday, March 17 and ends Tuesday, March 18 at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee in Eatonton, Ga.
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