Bobcat Golf Sets Sights on PBC Tournament

Freshman Hilton Beck
Freshman Hilton Beck

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Georgia College Golf program and head coach Patrick Garrett have hit the postseason, beginning this weekend with the 2019 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship Tournament.

The tourney is set for 36 holes, reached through an 18 hole round for three consecutive days. Set for the Slammer & Squire course, hosted by Flagler College, the Bobcats take on a tough conference field April 19-21.

The PBC boasts two teams ranked in the GolfStat Top-25, featuring No. 12 Young Harris College and No. 24 USC Aiken.

The Bobcats will send a familiar five to the course in Florida, as juniors Austin Mancilla (Lawrenceville, Georgia) and Drew Duffie (Evans, Georgia), sophomore Daniel Davis (Columbus, Georgia) and freshmen Hilton Beck (Macon, Georgia) and Isaac Samples (Loganville, Georgia) will grab their clubs.

Mancilla owns the team's best stroke average at 72.4, also owing three top-10 finishes. Davis is at 73.1 and has led GC in each of the last two tournaments.

Duffie comes in next with a 75.4 average, his best finish coming in 14th at the Jay Jennison Cup. Beck has a 76.5 average over his six tournaments, a top finish of 34th coming at the UNG Fall Invitational. Samples brings a 76.8 average to the course, but took fifth at UNG, blistering the course for a seven-under par effort.

The Bobcats will be searching for their third PBC Championship all time, the most recent coming in 2010. Last season, the Bobcats finished eighth.

GC Golf will be in the first group to tee off, teamed with golfers from the University of North Georgia and host Flagler. Samples leads the Bobcats to the course at 9:39 a.m.

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