Oct. 6, 2012
MACON, Ga. --- The fourth-ranked Georgia men's golf team extended its lead on Saturday at the Sixth Annual Brickyard Collegiate Championship.
The Bulldogs fired an even-par 288 in the second round to move to 8-under 568. Georgia will enter the final round on Sunday sporting a 9-shot edge over Virginia Tech.
Senior T.J. Mitchell paced the Bulldogs on Saturday as he fired a 3-under 69. Freshman Lee MccCoy added a 1-under 71, followed by sophomore Nicholas Reach at even-par 72 and sophomore Sepp Straka at 4-over 76. Junior Brian Carter had the Bulldogs' non-counting score of 5-over 77.
Mitchell is now second in the individual race at 5-under 139, one stroke behind Princeton's Quinlan Prchal (138). Reach, the leader after the first round, is fourth at 4-under 140, while McCoy is sixth at 2-under 142, Carter is at 4-over 148 and Straka is at 9-over 153.
Playing as individuals, sophomore Sam Straka fired a 3-under 69 and junior Keith Mitchell posted an even-par 72 on Saturday. Straka is 15th at even-par 144 and Mitchell moved to 2-over 146.
"When you've got three guys in the top 10, that speaks for itself," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "I'm really pleased with the way our guys are playing. They maintained their focus today and were able to push the lead out a little more. We're looking forward to the last round and we're hopeful that we can close out strong."
The Brickyard Collegiate Championship will conclude on Sunday. Live scoring and additional information can be found at golfstat.com and brickyardcollegiate.org.