UGA roundup: Men’s golf finishes third in Puerto Rico Classic

RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO | The No. 7 Georgia men’s golf team came in third in the Puerto Rico Classic on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs posted a final-round tally of 12-under 276 to wind up at 29-under 835 for the three-day event. Alabama took team honors at 45-under 819.

Senior Keith Mitchell paced the Bulldogs, firing a 5-under 67.

Freshman Greyson Sigg added a 4-under 68, while senior Joey Garber signed for a 2-under 70 and sophomore Lee McCoy had a 1-under 71. Senior Michael Cromie had Georgia’s non-counting score of even-par 72.

Garber wound up third at 11-under 205, just one stroke behind co-medalists Miller Capps of Clemson and Robby Shelton of Alabama.

Sigg took sixth at 9-under 207, while Mitchell was 12th at 6-under 210. McCoy finished at 3-under 213 and Cromie at 3-over 219.

“I thought by and large we were pretty solid all week,” Georgia coach Chris Haack said in a release. “Every tournament is part of the process, so we’ll take the good and the bad back to Athens and keep plugging away. I like this team a lot, and I think we have the potential to do some good things.”

The Bulldogs returns to action March 7-9 in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas.

Lee helps women’s golf finish 14th

NEW ORLEANS | Led by an even-par 72 from freshman Harang Lee, the Georgia women’s golf team posted a 7-over 295 in Tuesday’s final round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at English Turn Golf & Country Club.

The Bulldogs finished 14th in the team field at 891.

Georgia’s remaining counting scores came in the form of a pair of 74s from Manuela Carbajo Ré and Rocio Sanchez Lobato and a 75 from Sammi Lee.

Amira Alexander’s 77 was the Bulldogs’ dropped score.

“We had five pretty solid rounds of golf today,” Georgia coach Josh Brewer said in a release. “We’re getting the type of rounds that we need for the most part, but when you’re playing against a field like this, you have to have someone go out shoot 67 or 68 to make up any ground and all.”

Harang Lee teed off from No. 12 with Tuesday’s shotgun start and made the “turn” at 18 2-under after birdies at No. 15 and No. 18.

She bogeyed No. 1 to give back one of those strokes but birdied No. 2 to get back to 2-under. Successive bogeys at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 pushed Harang Lee over par for the first time on the day; however, she rallied with a birdie at No. 8 before closing with a trio of pars.

Holes No. 4-6 were costly for Georgia, as the Bulldogs covered that stretch 6-over as a team.

No. 2 UCLA captured the team title after closing with a 7-under 291 to finish at 843, six shots better than top-ranked Southern Cal.

Auburn’s Marta Sanz fired a 4-under 68 to earn medalist honors at 6-under 208, a stroke better than first-round leader Tonje Daffinrud of Denver.

Georgia returns to action March 7-9 in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C.

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