April 5, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia men's golf team will wrap up the regular-season portion of its schedule this weekend at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational.
The 12th-ranked Bulldogs will play 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday at Forest Hills Golf Club (par 72, 7,142 yards). Georgia's next competition will be the SEC Championship April 19-21 on St. Simons Island.
"We're getting down to it now," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "We've been emphasizing consistency and course management, and this is another chance for us to hone those things before the postseason. We've been working really hard. I am looking forward to seeing how we compete this weekend."
The Bulldogs will use a lineup of senior T.J. Mitchell, juniors Michael Cromie and Keith Mitchell, sophomore Nicholas Reach and freshman Lee McCoy. T.J. Mitchell has the team's best (and the SEC's seventh-best) scoring average at 72.11. Keith Mitchell is No. 2 for Georgia and No. 10 in the league at 72.27.
Joining the Bulldogs and host Augusta State this weekend will be Baylor, Central Florida, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Houston, Illinois, Purdue, SMU, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, USC-Aiken and Virginia Tech. Thirteen of the schools are ranked in the top 50 in the nation.
The Bulldogs will be paired with Augusta State and South Carolina on Saturday. The first round will begin at 8:30 a.m., and three-hole scoring can be found at golfstat.com.