McCoy First, Bulldogs 4th At Linger Longer Invitational

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McCoy First, Bulldogs 4th At Linger Longer Invitational

Lee McCoy
(Photo by Steven Colquitt)
[su_spacer size=”20″] The Georgia men’s golf team shot back-to-back 8-under 280s in the first and second rounds of the Linger Longer Invitational both contested at Great Waters Golf Course on Saturday. The Bulldogs are tied for fourth place, seven shots back, entering Sunday’s final round.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Lee McCoy finished the day at 9-under 135 and sits alone atop the individual leaderboard. He is a stroke ahead of the trio of Ben Griffin from North Carolina, Beau Hossler from Texas and Austin Vick from Kennesaw State.
[su_spacer size=”40″] In Saturday’s morning round, McCoy paced Georgia with a 7-under 65. Other counting tallies were a 3-under 69 from Nicholas Reach, a 2-under 70 by Sepp Straka and a 4-over 76 from Greyson Sigg.
[su_spacer size=”40″] The Bulldogs’ afternoon counters were a pair of 3-under 69s from Reach and Sigg, a 2-under 70 by McCoy and an even-par 72, the scored signed for by both Straka and Mookie DeMoss.
[su_spacer size=”40″] In the individual field, Reach is tied for eighth at 6-under 138, Straka is tied for 20th at 2-under 142, Sigg is tied for 46th at 1-over 145 and DeMoss is 80th at 154.
[su_spacer size=”40″] In addition to the five Bulldogs’ competing as a team, Zach Healy, Jaime Lopez Rivarola and Sam Straka are playing as individuals. Healy shot rounds of 69 and 72 and is tied for 16th 3-under 141, Rivarola is tied for 38th at 144 and Straka is 84th at 162.
[su_spacer size=”40″] No. 25 Kennesaw State owns the team lead at 23-under 553, followed by No. 3 Texas at 557, No. 20 North Carolina at 599 and the Bulldogs and No. 15 Oklahoma both at 560.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Sunday’s final round will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring will be updated on a three-hole basis at golfstat.com.

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.