September 8, 2009

Men's Golf Completes First-Ever Tourney at Kiawah

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DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia men’s golf team played the final round of the sixth annual Kiawah Island Invitational Tuesday afternoon, improving 17 shots from the opening round to finish with a tournament total score of 637, good for 15th place overall.

Georgia College & State University, the #1 team in the country, proved they deserved the ranking, clearing the field by seven shots to run away with the Kiawah Island Invitational at 5-under par, firing a 571 as a team.  USC Beaufort finished second, while Belmont grabbed third, and North Alabama was fourth.

Howard Duffin produced the biggest scoring swing for the Saints, recording a 2-over 74, 13 shots better then his opening round to lead the Saints. Brian Mallory notched his second straight 6-over 78, putting him in a tie for 55th place overall individually.

Jake Martin’s final round was two shots better then his opening 18, finishing with a 5-over 77 on Tuesday to post a 12-over 156 for the two-day event, tying Mallory for the team’s lowest tournament total.

Stanley Roberts and Mat Rochlin rounded out the field for the Saints during the final round, shooting 81 and 85 respectively. Roberts shaved 11 shots off his first round total, the second highest turnaround on the team behind Duffin.

North Georgia will have a week off before returning to action at the 4th Annual Piedmont Fall Invitational in Clarkesville, Ga. The two-day event starting on Monday, September 21, will take place at The Orchard Golf & Country Club.