April 16, 2004
SEA ISLAND, Ga. - There were nine golfers who recorded under-par totals at the Southeastern Conference Championship on Friday, and four of them were members of Georgia's team.
The fourth-ranked Bulldogs got off to a blistering start, recording an 11-under 269 in the first round at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course. Georgia will enter Saturday's second round with an 11-shot lead over Alabama.
"This is the round I've been waiting to see all year," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "Having all five players play well is something we knew we were capable of, but we hadn't been able to get all five going at the same time. We picked a pretty good time to let it start. I just hope we can back it up with two more good rounds."
All five Bulldogs are in the top 10 after the first round.
Junior David Denham and freshman Brendon Todd each fired a 4-under 66, placing them in a tie for second among the individuals. Alabama's Clint Provost is a shot ahead of the Georgia duo at 5-under 65.