PINE MOUNTAIN, GA – The North Georgia
men’s golf team opened play Monday at the 19th annual PBC
men’s golf tournament championships, rounding out the 11-team
field after the 36-hole day-one event on the Mountain View Course
at Callaway Gardens.
Armstrong Atlantic emerged from the field on the opening day to take a six-shot lead into the final round, firing a six-over-par 582 with rounds of 293 and 289 to clear 2nd-ranked Georgia College & State University by six strokes. The Bobcats sit at 12-over-par, while UNC Pembroke, USC Aiken, and Columbus State round out the top five.
North Georgia is currently 11th in the field, recording a morning round of 310, while an afternoon round of 319 put the Saints at 53-over-par with a 629, sitting 12 shots behind Georgia Southwestern.
A pair of players managed to shoot under par on Monday as Armstrong Atlantic’s Parker Gordon leads the tournament at three-under-par with rounds of 70 and 71 to hold a one shot lead over UNC Pembroke’s Jordan Walor who sits at two-under-par. The two players under par have a pair of players to watch at even par as GCSU’s Niclas Johansson and USC Aiken Frederik Schulte are three shots off the lead.
Jake Martin is the North Georgia leader heading into the final round, recording a pair of rounds in the 70’s as the freshman posted a 77 in the morning, before an afternoon 79 put Martin in 40th place overall at 12-over-par.
Howard Duffin was right on the heels of Martin, matching his teammate’s opening round 77, but Duffin’s round of 80 late in the day put him in 41st overall at 13-over-par. Brian Mallory recorded rounds of 80 and 79 to sit in a tie for 45th overall at 15-over-par with a two-round score of 159.
Bryson Womack is alone in 50th place heading into the final round as the junior had the team’s low round of the day in the morning with a four-over-par 76, but an afternoon that saw Womack add 10 shots to his morning round put his overall score at 18-over-par with a 162.
Ben Jarrard rounded out the team with an opening-round 91, but the freshman managed to scrape together an 81 in the afternoon and head into Tuesday’s final round in a tie for 53rd place at 28-over-par.
Play resumes Tuesday morning as the 19th annual PBC men’s golf championship will crown a winner following a final round on the par 72 Mountain View course that stretches 7,057 yards in historic Callaway Gardens. Click HERE for a list of Tuesday's tee times.
Head Coach Tom Fowler
directs Jake Martin as the freshman
prepares to tee off on the 16th hole, a par-3 that stretched 218 yards.