Bulldogs Take Sixth In AutoTrader.Com Classic
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Oct. 16, 2012

DULUTH, Ga. --- The No. 7-ranked Georgia men's golf team came in sixth in the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs closed with a 10-over-par 294 on Tuesday at Berkeley Hills Country Club to wind up at 36-over 888. The team title went to Georgia Southern at 7-over 859.

Sophomore Nicholas Reach paced the Bulldogs in the final round as he shot an even-par 71. Sophomore Sam Straka added a 1-over 72, followed by junior Keith Mitchell at 4-over 75 and freshman Lee McCoy at 5-over 76. Senior T.J. Mitchell had the Bulldogs' non-counting score of 6-over 77.

T.J. Mitchell and Keith Mitchell wound up at 9-over 222, while McCoy was at 12-over 225, and Reach and Straka were at 13-over 226. Playing as an individual, junior Joey Garber shot a 4-over 75 on Tuesday and finished at 9-over 222. Medalist honors went to South Carolina's Dykes Harbin at 3-under 210.

"Every tournament we play is a learning experience, and we'll take both the good and the bad from this one and use them as we move forward," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "We've got to keep working hard and we've got to stay focused. The fall gives us the chance to work on some things so that we can hit the ground running once the spring rolls around."

The Bulldogs will conclude the fall portion of their schedule Oct. 29-30 in the Stanford Classic at Cypress Point.

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