Bulldogs Leading Crooked Stick Invitational


The No. 20-ranked Georgia men’s golf team stands first after two rounds of the 2019 Crooked Stick Invitational.

On Monday on Carmel Golf Club’s par-72, 7,516-yard layout, the Bulldogs posted rounds of 5-under 283 and 1-over 289 for a total of 4-under 572. Georgia is two shots ahead of Vanderbilt and five clear of Marquette.

Junior Davis Thompson paced the Bulldogs as he landed at 5-under 139 with loops of 4-under 68 and 1-under 71. Thompson is second individually, three shy of Marquette’s Tyler Leach. Senior Spencer Ralston followed Thompson in third at 4-under 140 as he signed for a pair of 2-under 70s. Senior Calum Masters posted a 1-under 143 with rounds of 2-under 70 and 1-over 73.

Sophomore Trent Phillips had back-to-back rounds of 3-over 75 for a total of 6-over 150, while senior Will Chandler went 4-over 76 and 5-over 77 for a figure of 9-over 153. Playing as an individual, freshman Connor Creasy carded rounds of 2-over 74 and 5-over 77 to end the day at 7-over 151.

“I was pleased with how our players performed today,” Georgia head coach Chris Haack said. “A 36-hole day is demanding enough already, but when you factor in early cold and later warm temperatures, gusty winds, a competitive field, and a challenging course, it’s even more so. Our guys were focused and really put in two solid rounds of golf.”

The Crooked Stick Invitational will conclude on Tuesday. Georgia will tee off between 9:54 and 10:30 a.m. and will be paired with Vanderbilt and Marquette. Live scoring can be found at Golfstat.com.

After the Crooked Stick Invitational, the Bulldogs will wrap up the fall in the Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational in Hawaii Nov. 1-3.

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