MEN’S GOLF: Dawgs Win Southern Intercollegiate, Greyson Sigg Medalist

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MEN’S GOLF: Dawgs Win Southern Intercollegiate, Greyson Sigg Medalist

Georgia’s Greyson Sigg during the Southern Intercollegiate Championships at Athens Country Club on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Emily Selby)
 
 
Greyson Sigg was a co-medalist as the No. 2 Georgia men’s golf team won the team title on Monday in the Southern Intercollegiate Championships at Athens Country Club.
 
 
The Bulldogs, who won the event last year, fired a 20-under-par 556 in the 36-hole event to earn a 3-shot victory over Arkansas. Georgia’s first round score of 17-under 271 represents the fifth-lowest round in school history. This is Georgia’s second title of the season.
 
 
“I saw a lot of good golf,” Georgia coach Chris Haack said, “and anytime you see good golf, you’re happy. The golf course was playing really hard today, with really tough pins, and firm, fast greens. But what I thought was really good was Arkansas made a good run at us, and we were able to hold it together and pull out a victory against a really good team. It was a great day for the Dogs.”
 
 
Sigg finished with a two-round score of 7-under 137 after a 6-under 66 in the first round, followed by a 1-under 71 in the second round. He shared medalist honors with Nicolas Echavarria of Arkansas.
 
 
“I’m pretty excited,” said Sigg. “[Medaling] was for sure a goal of mine today. I know there were a lot of good guys out here playing, and I just had to go out here and play my own game. I ended up playing pretty well.”
 
 
In addition to Sigg, three other Georgia golfers finished tied for seventh place or better. Zach Healy tied for third with a 6-under 138, followed by Sepp Straka with a 4-under 140 and a 3-under 141 effort from Lee McCoy. Making his Georgia debut, Tye Waller shot a 9-over 153.
 
 
Playing as an individual, David Mackey shot a 1-under 143 and tied for 12th. Other individual scores included 3-over 147 from Jaime Lopez Rivarola, 4-over 148 from Jack Larkin Jr., and Matt Beringer’s 5-over 149.
 
 
The Bulldogs will be back in action Sunday through Tuesday at the Linger Longer Invitational. Live scoring can be found at GolfStat.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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