MGOLF: Bulldogs Open Fourth In Vanderbilt Event

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MGOLF: Bulldogs Open Fourth In Vanderbilt Event

Davis Thompson during the Bulldogs’ practice in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)
Davis Thompson during the Bulldogs’ practice in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)

The Georgia men’s golf team stands fourth after one round of the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate.

Playing the Vanderbilt Legends Club’s par-71, 7,221-yard track on Sunday, the Bulldogs carded a 9-under 275. Host Vanderbilt grabbed the first-round lead at 13-under 271, followed by Arkansas and Texas A&M both at 12-under 272.

Senior Davis Thompson, junior Trent Phillips, and sophomore Connor Creasy paced the Bulldogs on Sunday as each signed for a 3-under 68 and landed in 12th. Thompson and Phillips both had five birdies on the day, while Creasy picked up four. Ross Steelman of Missouri, Julian Perico of Arkansas, and William Paysse surged to the top of the leaderboard at 7-under 64 each.

Fifth-year player Spencer Ralston followed Thompson, Phillips, and Creasy with an even-par 71 for Georgia. Junior Eli Scott had the Bulldogs’ non-counting score of 1-over 72.

“I thought it was a pretty solid day,” Georgia head coach Chris Haack said. “We did a lot of good things and we certainly can build on the momentum we had over our closing holes. We’re right in the thick of it, and that’s what you always look for in the first round.”

The Bulldogs will be paired with LSU and Ole Miss for the second round on Monday. The teams will open on No. 1 between 10:50-11:30 a.m.

As with Georgia’s other fall tournaments, the field consists entirely of the 14 Southeastern Conference teams.

Following the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate, Georgia will wrap up the fall Nov. 9-10 in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala​.

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