Sept. 20, 2013
KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. --- The No. 8-ranked Georgia men's golf team stands second after two rounds of the inaugural Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup.
On Friday at The Golf Club of Tennessee, the Bulldogs carded rounds of 10-under 274 and even-par 284 for a total of 10-under 558. Texas A&M has the lead at 11-under 557, including a blistering 13-under 271 in the second round.
The tournament is pitting five SEC and five ACC teams against each other. The final round of stroke play will take place on Saturday morning, after which the winning team and medalist will be recognized. On Sunday, the top teams from the leagues will square off in an 18-hole match play event to determine the "Top Conference" honor.
On Friday, senior Joey Garber paced the Bulldogs in the first round with a 4-under 71, despite opening his round with a triple bogey on the first hole. Senior Michael Cromie and junior Mookie DeMoss added 3-under 68s, while junior Nicholas Reach signed for an even-par 71. Sophomore Lee McCoy had the Bulldogs' non-counting score of 1-over 72.
In the second round, Reach had a 2-under 69, followed by Garber at 1-under 70, McCoy at even-par 71 and Cromie at 3-over 74. The Bulldogs did not count DeMoss' 5-over 76.
Individually, Garber is fourth at 5-under 137, six shots off the pace set by Texas A&M's Ben Crancer (131). Reach is ninth at 2-under 140, while Cromie is 14th at even-par 142, McCoy is 16th at 1-over 143 and DeMoss is 19th at 2-over 144.
Live scoring and tee times for the third round can be found at golfstat.com.