March 23, 2014
GREENSBORO, Ga. --- Led by medalist Michael Cromie, the No. 5-ranked Georgia men's golf team won the Linger Longer Invitational on Sunday at Great Waters.
The Bulldogs notched a 10-shot win over No. 1-ranked Alabama as they were the only team under par in the final round. Georgia shot 7-under 281 Sunday to wind up at 27-under 837. Heading into the final round, Georgia and Alabama were tied at 20-under.
Cromie paced the Bulldogs as they put all five players in the top 13. The senior fired a 3-under 69 on Sunday to finish at 9-under 207. Cromie and Alabama's Robby Shelton completed 72 holes at 9-under, then Cromie won a one-hole playoff by making birdie on No. 18. Cromie earned medalist honors for the second time in his career.
Garber and McCoy finished third at 6-under 210, Mitchell came in 10th at 2-under 214 and Reach was 13th at 1-under 215.
Playing as an individual, freshman Greyson Sigg came in seventh at 3-under 213, including a 2-over 74 in the final round. Also as individuals, Sam Straka wound up at 6-over 222 with a final-round 3-over 75 and Mookie DeMoss finished at 11-over 227 with a 6-over 78 on Sunday.
"To say this was a good weekend would be an understatement," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "The guys really played sold golf from start to finish. We're not that far away from the championship portion of the schedule, so to get a win this late is a boost to our confidence. I couldn't be happier for Michael. He's been a great senior leader this season and a great Bulldog his entire career. It's great to see him pick up a win like this to validate all the hard work he puts in."
The win was the first of the spring and the second of the season for the Bulldogs.