CARROLLTON, Ga. – The No. 24 Georgia College Golf team is just 18 strokes off the lead after two rounds Monday at the Matt Dyas Invitational, hosted by the University of West Georgia.
Junior Austin Mancilla (Lawrenceville) is one-under, positioned ninth in the 68-golfer field after rounds of 72 and 71 today on the par-72, 7,026-yard Oak Mountain Championship Course. The course is the longest the Bobcats have played this season, and the longest overall since March 13 in the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta.
Classmate Drew Duffie (Evans) and freshman Hilton Beck (Macon) are tied for 20th at three-over par. Duffie owns rounds of 75 and a team-low 70 in round two, while Beck has responded well to his first tournament attached to the team, carding a 74 and 71.
The Bobcats opened with a 296 and followed that up with a solid 285. They are 18 strokes off the pace set by No. 7 Young Harris College. Defending Champion Clayton State University is tied for second with the University of Montevallo and host West Georgia. Lee University is fifth, and King University is tied with the Bobcats. Other notable teams in the field including Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foe University of North Georgia in the ninth slot.
The third and final round gets underway tomorrow, Oct. 23.
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