Bulldogs Improve To Third In Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate
SOURCE: GEORGIA SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS
The Georgia men’s golf team moved up one position to third place on Monday in the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate.
Playing the Vanderbilt Legends Club’s par-71, 7,221-yard layout, the Bulldogs carded a second-round 12-under 272 to go to 21-under 547. Host Vanderbilt held onto the top spot at 32-under 536, with Texas A&M in second at 22-under 546.
Fifth-year player Spencer Ralston, senior Davis Thompson and sophomore Connor Creasy paced the Bulldogs on Monday as each posted five birdies and signed for a 4-under 67. Junior Eli Scott landed at even-par 71, while junior Trent Phillips had Georgia’s non-counting score of 3-over 74.
Thompson and Creasy improved to 7-under 135 to stand ninth, three off the pace set by Kentucky’s Alex Goff and Vanderbilt’s Matthew Riedel. Ralston is 20th at 4-under 138, followed by Phillips at even-par 142 and Scott at 1-over 143.
“I was really pleased with our performance today,” Georgia head coach Chris Haack said. “We had the ‘team golf’ concept on display. Connor, Spencer, and Davis set the tone for us early on and then kept it going on the back nine. I think we can build on that momentum, and I’m looking forward to seeing how we do in the final round.”
The Bulldogs will be paired with Vanderbilt and Texas A&M for the final round on Tuesday. The teams will open on No. 1 between 11:10-11:50 a.m.
As with Georgia’s other fall tournaments, the field consists entirely of the 14 Southeastern Conference teams.
Following the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate, Georgia will wrap up the fall Nov. 9-10 in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala.