Feb. 24, 2004
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- On the strength of the second-lowest round of the day, the fifth-ranked Georgia men's golf team finished fourth on Tuesday at the Puerto Rico Classic.
The Bulldogs had a final-round 5-under 283, giving them a three-day figure of 1-over 865. Top-ranked Florida took team honors at 9-under 855.Georgia trailed the Gators by 15 shots heading into the final round.
Georgia placed two individuals in the top 10. Sophomore Kevin Kisner and freshman Brendon Todd finished in the group tied for ninth at 2-under 214. Kisner closed with a 3-under 69 on Tuesday and Todd had a 2-under 214. They were only seven shots behind medalist Matt Hendrix of Clemson.
Junior David Denham followed Kisner and Todd at 3-over 219, including an even-par 72 in the final round. Sophomore Richard Scott had a 3-over 75 on Tuesday and wound up at 5-over 221. Freshman Chris Kirk closed with a 72, giving him a three-day total of 9-over 225.
"I am really pleased with the way we ended this golf tournament," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "We played pretty well the first two days, but I thought we played our best golf in the last round. We made up some ground on the leaders and played with a lot of confidence. This last round is a good way to head into our next tournament."
Georgia will return to action March 12-14 at the Las Vegas Intercollegiate.