Gard's 66 Helps Mocs Move Up To 9th
With Case Gard firing a career-best round of 66, the Moccasins moved up two places and finished ninth at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Georgia College & State at Eatonton, Ga., Tuesday.
Gard, whose previous best round had been a 67 in FSC’s Matlock Classic, had the second-best round of the day. His 66 was topped only by the 65 turned in by Georgia Southwestern’s Craig Gibson. Gard’s round was the best by a Moccasin since Danny Evelyn, Shelton Smith and Matt Stauch each had rounds of 66 in the 2009-10 season.
Barry maintained its first-day lead and won the tournament with a final team score of 833. That was 10 strokes better than the 843 team score by runner-up Nova Southeastern. With a final round score of 287, the Moccasins’ team score was 859.
Gard finished in a tied for 10th at 208. Lee White tied for 23rd at 214. Peter Creighton tied for 39th at 218. Shane Convery tied for 56th at 222. Tim Crouch tied for 65th at 224. Lynn’s Daniel Young, with all three of his rounds under 70 (69-65-68), was the tournament medalist at 202, winning by one stroke over North Carolina-Pembroke’s Jordan Walor.
FSC’s next tournament will be the Sunshine State Conference Championship Apr. 16-17 at the Concession Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch.