April 27, 2014
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. --- The Georgia men's golf team recorded its best round of the Southeastern Conference Championship on Sunday at Sea Island's Seaside Course to finish in fourth place.
The Bulldogs fired an 8-under 272 to wind up at 7-under 833. Alabama (34-under 806) went wire-to-wire as the tournament leader and posted a 16-shot victory over LSU.
"We played better today, so that's something we can build on," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "We didn't get the result we wanted this weekend and that was in large part to the way we putted. We'll get back home and work on the little things and make the corrections we need to make."
Senior Keith Mitchell paced the Bulldogs on Sunday as he fired a 6-under 64 -- just one shot shy of his career best. Senior Michael Cromie added a 2-under 68, while senior Joey Garber, sophomore Lee McCoy and freshman Greyson Sigg all signed for an even-par 70.
Cromie finished 11th individually at 3-under 207, 15 shots behind medalist Bobby Wyatt of Alabama (18-under 192). Garber, Mitchell and Sigg all came in at even-par 210, while McCoy wound up at 2-over 212.
The Bulldogs will learn their NCAA Regionals destination on Monday, May 5. The NCAA Regionals are slated for May 15-17 at six sites around the country. The top five teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship May 27-June 1 in Prairie Dunes, Kansas.