Georgia Men's Golf Finishes Third At PING/Golfweek Preview



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TOLEDO, Ohio --- The third-ranked Georgia men's golf team finished third in the PING/Golfweek Preview on Tuesday.

In the final round at the Inverness Club, the site of the 2009 NCAA Championship, the Bulldogs fired a 2-over-par 286 to wind up at 9-over 861. Oklahoma State took team honors at 9-under 843, 16 shots ahead of second-place Tennessee (859).

Senior Brian Harman paced the Bulldogs in the third round, signing for a 1-under 70. Junior Hudson Swafford and senior Adam Mitchell each carded an even-par 71, followed by sophomore Russell Henley at 3-over 74. Freshman Patrick Reed had the Bulldogs' non-counting score of 8-over 79.

Mitchell finished 10th individually at even-par 213, six shots behind Oklahoma State's Morgan Hoffmann and Tennessee's Robin Wingardh. Swafford came in 16th at 3-over 216, while Harman was 21st at 5-over 218, Henley was 24th at 6-over 219 and Reed was 52nd at 15-over 228.

"This was a good tournament for us," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "We were pretty steady, especially the last two days. I thought we managed the course pretty well, and hopefully we'll get to see it again in the spring. It was a good test of golf. It was very challenging. We just have to keep working hard and trying to get better."

The Bulldogs will return to action Oct. 11-13 at the Brickyard Championship in Macon. Georgia won the inaugural event last season.

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