Bulldogs Nip Demon Deacons


Courtesy of Georgia Bulldogs
College CentralThe third-ranked Georgia men's golf team held off a late charge from Wake Forest to complete a wire-to-wire win at the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm on Sunday.
The Bulldogs, who had four golfers finish in the top 17, shot a final-round 4-over 292 to wind up at 15-over 879, two strokes ahead of the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest began the day six shots behind Georgia.
'I think it's great that we were able to get pushed in the final round and still hang on for the win,' Georgia coach Chris Haack said. 'That kind of experience will pay off for us down the road if we find ourselves in a similar situation. We had to really lock in and not take anything for granted coming down the stretch. This is a solid team win for us.'
Sophomore Brendon Todd paced the Bulldogs at 3-over 219, including a final-round 3-over 75. Todd finished in fifth place, two shots behind Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State.
Senior David Denham followed Todd in a tie for sixth place at 4-over 220 after he carded a 5-over 77 on Sunday. Sophomore Chris Kirk had the lowest round of the day for the Bulldogs at 1-under 71, giving him a three-round total of 5-over 221 and placing him in a tie for 11th. Junior Kevin Kisner wound up tied for 17th at 6-over 222 as he shot even-par 72 on Sunday. Senior Christo Greyling (74, 226, 74th) rounded out the Bulldogs' lineup.
For the Bulldogs, it was their second consecutive team title as they won the inaugural Isleworth Invitational last month. Georgia had not won back-to-back tournaments since 2001.
Georgia will conclude the fall portion of its schedule by playing in the Hooters Match Play Championship in Howey in the Hills, Fla., next Sunday through Tuesday.