The NCCGA Southeast Region kicked off the season at Crescent Pointe Golf Club in Bluffton, SC October 5th & 6th. We had great weather both days with limited cloud cover. The course was in fantastic shape, and the layout provided a solid test of golf. The course was tree-lined and had water on many holes, which demanded players place their shots off the tee and on approaches into greens. We played the course at 6399 yards, with a rating of 137 and a slope of 72.1. While the yardage may appear short, we only had one player break par.
Following the conclusion of play on day one, Georgia had a day one total of 385 (+30) and a six shot lead over Georgia Tech 391 (+36). Clemson was third at 402 (+47), College of Charleston fourth at 405 (+50), South Carolina fifth at 407 (+52), Kennesaw State sixth at 423 (+68), and Emory in seventh at 454 (+99). Ethan Lambert was our individual leader after day one following a 1 under par 70.
Following the second day, Georgia took the team title with a two-day total of 765 (+55), followed by Clemson 785 (+75), South Carolina 803 (+93), Georgia Tech 804 (+94), College of Charleston 819 (+109), Kennesaw State 852 (+142), and Emory 924 (+214). Our medalist from Georgia, Ethan Lambert, fired a 1 under par 70 the first day and a 73 the second day to finish with a two-day total of 143 (+2). The rest of the top eight consisted of Adam Gardner, also a Georgia Bulldog, who took second place at 146 (+4). Andrew Carber of Clemson and Rhoades Sturkie of Georgia Tech tied for third at 152 (+10), followed by Adam Pearson of South Carolina at 154 (+12). Matt Barth of Clemson and Nikos Pavlis of South Carolina tied for 6th at 156 (+14). Sean Fahey of College of Charleston and Andrew Grice of Georgia tied for 8th at 157 (+15).
After the first tournament, Georgia leads our national qualifying point standings with six, Clemson is second with three points, and South Carolina is third with one point. Also, congrats to Christoph Koehler of Georgia Tech! He recorded a hole-in-one on the sixth hole Saturday. The hole measured at 166 yards from the blue tees. One final note, Valentina Sanmiguel of Georgia Tech recorded the largest difference in scores from day one to day two. She shot 91 the first day and 76 the second day.