Highlights and interviews from the Georgia Bulldogs following day one of the SEC Men's Golf Championships.
April 25, 2014
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. --- The Georgia men's golf team stands in third place after the first round of the Southeastern Conference Championship at Sea Island's Seaside Course.
On Friday, the Bulldogs fired a 3-under 277 to land five shots behind Alabama's 8-under 272. Auburn is in second at 5-under 275 and South Carolina is tied with the Bulldogs.
Senior Michael Cromie paced the Bulldogs on Friday as he fired a 2-under 68. Senior Joey Garber and freshman Greyson Sigg each signed for a 1-under 69, while senior Keith Mitchell and sophomore Lee McCoy both posted a 1-over 71.
"I thought we played good top to bottom," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "All five guys stayed in it right till the end, and throwing out a 71 shows that they're all playing well. We didn't get the big round of a 65 or a 66, but we still feel really good about our game and about our chance the next two days. ... The conference is really tough. I expect it to be a dogfight all the way through."
Cromie stands eighth individually, three shots behind Alabama's Bobby Wyatt and South Carolina's Matthew NeSmith. Garber and Sigg are tied for 11th.
The SEC Championship will continue on Saturday and will conclude on Sunday, Live scoring and tee times can be found at Golfstat.com.
Said Garber, the nation's top-ranked player, "I think we've got a few low rounds in us, so we'll see what happens tomorrow."