Bulldogs Finish 21st At NCAA's



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June 1, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 10th-ranked Georgia men's golf team completed its season on Saturday with a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

The Bulldogs fired a 5-over-par 289 in the final round to finish at 26-over 1,162 at Ohio State's Scarlet Course. Georgia tied with Fresno State and missed a Top-20 finish by just one shot.

No. 22 Minnesota claimed the team title at 2-under 1,134 after firing a 6-under 278 in the final round. Top-ranked Georgia Tech came in second at 1,138.

Senior David Miller capped his Georgia career with a final-round 1-under 70 to move him to 1-over 285 for the tournament. Georgia Tech's Troy Matteson took medalist honors at 8-under 276 to claim the school's first individual title.

Senior Bryant Odom wound up at 10-over 294, including Saturday's even-par 71. Sophomore Ryan Hybl and freshman Christo Greyling followed at 12-over 296 as they closed with a 2-over 73 and a 7-over 78. Freshman Donny Wysoczynski finished at 16-over 300 after firing a 4-over 75 on Saturday.

"We obviously didn't finish as high as we would have liked, but I am extremely proud of this team," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "They worked very hard all year. I am especially proud of our seniors for their leadership and the way the ended their careers."

 
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