CONOVER, N.C. - The No. 21 Georgia College golf team punched their ticket to the NCAA Finals Wednesday, winning the NCAA South/Southeast Region Championship by a single stroke.
GC put up a 289 on the final day, added to rounds of 291 and 289 for five-over par on the par-72, 7,064-yard Rock Barn Golf & Spa Jones Course. No. 2 Barry University was just one stroke behind in second.
Junior Taylor Smith (Mansfield, Ga.) shot a team-best 70 today, and finished a team-best second at five-under par after previous rounds of 69 and 72. Smith missed a playoff for individual medalist honors by one stroke, carding five birdies in today's action.
Classmate Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) was one stroke later in seventh place at three-under par. Garrett shot 71-70-72, birdying four straight from the seventh to the 10th hole today.