May 16, 2014
SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- The Georgia men's golf team maintained its lead on Friday in the NCAA San Antonio Regional.
The Bulldogs fired a second-round, 3-under 285 to move to 10-under 566 for the tournament on Briggs Ranch Golf Course's par-72, 7,247-yard layout. Georgia holds a 2-shot edge over Vanderbilt, which recorded a blistering 15-under 273 Friday.
The Bulldogs need a top-5 finish in the San Antonio Regional to advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, Kansas. Georgia is 12 shots ahead of the teams in fifth place entering Saturday's final round.
Sophomore Lee McCoy paced the Bulldogs in the second round with a 4-under 68. Senior Joey Garber added a 1-under 71, followed by senior Keith Mitchell at even-par 72 and freshman Greyson Sigg at 2-over 74. Senior Michael Cromie had the Bulldogs' non-counting score of 3-over 75.
McCoy is tied for third individually at 5-under 139, five shots in back of TCU's Julien Brun, while Sigg is 10th at 2-under 142 and Garber is 13th at 1-under 143. Cromie moved to 3-over 145 and Mitchell to 5-over 147.
"We did what we needed to do with today's round," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "We were pretty solid throughout the day. We feel good about where we are, but none of us will be 100 percent comfortable until we finish that final round on Saturday."
The San Antonio Regional will conclude on Saturday. The Bulldogs will tee off Friday in 10-minute increments between 9:40 and 10:20 a.m. with their counterparts from Vanderbilt and SMU. Live results can be found at Golfstat.com.