Georgia Golf in Third Spot and in Contention at NCAA Championships


The Georgia golf team continued strong play through the second round of the NCAA Championships.

The Georgia golf team fired a 5-over 293 for a 5-over 581 total through the second round of the NCAA Championship on Saturday at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fl.

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Tied with LSU, the third place Bulldogs are seven shots behind Southern Cal and four shots behind Illinois.

“We’re going into the third round in pretty good position,” Georgia coach Chris Haack told “But we also know we have two more rounds. We’ve got to keep doing the same things we’ve been doing

The top 15 teams after Sunday’s round advance to the final round on Monday. Georgia is 13 strokes ahead of the cut-off spot. On Tuesday, the top eight teams will begin match play. The individual champion is crowned Monday.

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Junior Sepp Straka made five birdies and three bogeys on the day to lead the Bulldogs with a 2-under 70. Freshman Zach Healy shot an even-par 72, senior Mookie DeMoss shot a 2-over 74 and junior Lee McCoy posted a 5-over 77. Sophomore Greyson Sigg had the Bulldogs’ non-counting score of 6-over 78.

“It was a grind today because it was not playing easy,” DeMoss, the team captain, commented to “It was one of those days where we just had to keep fighting. We’re pretty pleased all things considered. We’re all fighting for every shot.”

Healy is sixth individually at 2-under 142, five shots off the pace.

“I think we’ve all played pretty consistently,” Straka said. “Our approach has been to not worry about the results and just keep playing golf. We don’t want to play defensively. If you get into trouble, take your medicine and move on because you’re not going to go bogey free out here.”

The Bulldogs will tee off on Sunday between 1:10 and 1:50 p.m. with Southern Cal and Illinois. Live results can be found at

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