With tournament leaders Greyson Sigg and Zach Healy setting the tone, the No. 3-ranked Georgia men’s golf team opened in first place on Monday in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional at Ol’ Colony Golf Complex.
Seeded first in the Regional, the Bulldogs fired a 4-under 284 on the par-72, 7,514-yard layout on Monday. Georgia is three strokes clear of South Carolina, four ahead of Kentucky, six better than UNLV and eight away from Alabama. The top five schools at the conclusion of the Regional on Wednesday will advance to the NCAA Championships May 27-June 1 in Eugene, Ore.
Sigg, a junior, and Healy, a sophomore, ended the day at 4-under 68 to sit atop the leaderboard with Colorado’s Jeremy Paul. Sigg and Healy each signed for six birdies and two bogeys. Sigg, Healy, and Paul are one shot ahead of Auburn’s Michael Johnson. Sigg has two individual wins and Healy also was a medalist earlier this season.
The Bulldogs registered a 1-over 73 from senior Sepp Straka and a 3-over 75 from senior Lee McCoy. Freshman Tye Waller had Georgia’s non-counting score of 7-over 79.
“I felt like the key to today was the way we battled,” Georgia coach Chris Haack said. “Anytime we ran into some issues; we fought our way past them. We did not let anything linger. I was proud of the way the guys performed. We’re looking forward to the next couple of days.”
Live results and tee times can be found at GolfStat.com. Georgia will tee off on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. along with South Carolina and Kentucky.