UGA’s Lee McCoy earned his sixth career individual victory as the No. 2-ranked Georgia men’s golf team finished second at the Linger Longer Invitational Tuesday.
The Bulldogs posted a score of 12-under-par 276 on Tuesday at Great Waters Golf Course at Reynolds Plantation, bringing them to a total of 9-under 855 for the three-round tournament. Tuesday’s round gave Georgia the lowest score for any team in the field for a single round. Augusta finished tied with Georgia, while Alabama earned team honors at 12-under 852.
McCoy fired a 2-under 70 in the final round to bring his tournament total to 9-under 207. This is the sixth win of McCoy’s career, leaving him just one behind the school record of seven, shared by PGA Tour members Chris Kirk and Russell Henley.
Sepp Straka’s final round of 7-under 65 gave him the third lowest score in school history, as only eight golfers have recorded a score lower than 7-under in a round. His 8-under 208 total for the tournament left him just one stroke behind McCoy for a runner-up finish.
“Sepp shooting 7-under today was something special,” said McCoy. “That was the main factor in getting us back into contention this week.”
The Bulldogs also got a 2-under 70 from Greyson Sigg as well as a 1-under 71 from Zach Healy. Jack Larkin Jr. had Georgia’s non-counting score of even-par 70.
Tye Waller, competing as an individual, shot a 1-over 73 in the final round and finished tied for 18th place. Matthew Beringer shot a 15-over 87.
Georgia will be back in action April 2-3 at the 3M Augusta Invitational, an event that McCoy won last season. Live scoring can be found at GolfStat.com.