Patrick Garrett begins his third season at the helm of the Georgia College Golf program.
The Bobcats wrapped up a 2016-17 season with marked improvement, as the Bobcats placed fourth in the PBC Championship, the team's best finish since a runner-up spot in 2014. Garret also guided his first All-Peach Belt honoree in Thomas Hodges. The Bobcats returned to the NCAA Regional after a one-year hiatus as well. Georgia College posted three top-five finishes.
Garrett counseled a young Bobcat squad that finished ninth at the PBC Championship. The team finished with a 300.6 stroke average and four top-10 finishes, including second at the Kiawah Island Invitational and sixth at the Bearcat Golf Classic.
With 20-year head coach Jimmy Wilson stepping into a full-time administrative role, Garrett assumed interim head coaching duties in the 2015-16 season.
The two-time All-American returns to Bobcat Nation after playing in professional events over the past year.
Garrett’s pro golf started in June of 2014, joining the Hopkins Golf Tour. He played in five events, making the cut in three and carding a low round of 63. In 2015, he joined the SwingThought.com Tour, playing in three more events and making the cut in two. His low round for that tour was a 68, with his best finish coming at 15th in the Gates Four Championship. He leaves this week for the Georgia State Open at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, playing Aug. 6-9. It will be his final event of the year.
Garrett coached a few events for the Bobcats as a volunteer assistant in 2014-15, while finishing up his degree. Prior to that, he was a two-time All-American and a three-time All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) honoree.
In his time at Georgia College, he won two tournaments, finishing in the top-10 in five others. He finished with a 74.1 stroke average over his four seasons.
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