September 17, 2013

Men's Golf Posts Seventh-Best Final Round Score To Move Up Two Spots At Kiawah Island

KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina – ( – The UNG men's golf team rebounded to post the seventh-best team score on the final day of the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate hosted by USC Aiken at Cougar Point Golf Club.  The Nighthawks' 302 team score moved the team up from 17th into a final tie for 15th place.

The NCAA Division II elite field featured six Peach Belt schools.  UNG finished tied with Tusculum and nine strokes ahead of conference foe Georgia Southwestern. 

Only six of the field's 17 teams were able to register a better four-man score than North Georgia as the Nighthawks charge ended just three shots shy of a tie for 13th place.  Additionally, UNG was the only team in the field to improve from yesterday's score. 

UNG's Michael Motz rebounded to shave off eight strokes to post a team-low even par 72 (80-72—152, t40th).  Aaron George (78-76—154) and Will Brackett (76-78—154) posted 36-hole scores which was good for a tie for 53rd out of 85 golfers.  Nick Green rounded out the Nighthawks' scoring with his second consecutive 79 (79-79—158, t72nd).   

North Alabama earned the team title by a single stroke edging host USC Aiken by one and third-place Flagler College by four. UNA's Conner Godsey claimed individual medalist honors after carding his second consecutive 69 (69-69—138) as he distanced the field by four strokes.

North Georgia returns to action on September 23-24 when the team travels down to St. Augustine, Fla. to take part in Flagler's Jay Jennison Memorial.