University of Georgia Athletics | Rare Techy


LAHAINA, Hawaii — In the second year Maxwell Ford posted a career-low round to highlight the 17th-ranked Georgia men’s golf team Sunday at the Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational.

Playing the par-71, 6,700-yard layout of the Royal Ka’anapali Course, Ford closed with a 7-under 64 to eclipse the 6-under 66 he fired a season ago. He finished the tournament at 13-under 200, his second-highest tournament total. Ford finished third behind Andrew Swanson of Clemson (195) and Nick Gabrelcik of North Florida (197).

As a team, the Bulldogs shot a 14-under 270 on Sunday to finish tied for ninth at 19-under 833. Team honors went to Oklahoma at 41-under 811.

Ford started his day with birdies on seven of the first eight holes, including the first four. He finished with 10 birdies.

In the second year Buck Brumlow followed Ford with a 4-under 67 while senior Nicolas Cassidy was 2-under 69 and older Ben van Wyk added 1-under 70. Junior Caleb Manuel an even-par 71 was the Bulldogs’ non-count score.

Brumlow, Cassidy and Manuel all finished 40th at 1-212, while van Wyk (who celebrated his birthday on Sunday) finished 53rd with a 213-over par.

Plays as an individual, freshman Carter Loflin tied for 10th with a 7-under 206, including a 2-under 69 in the final round.

Bulldogs return to action Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at Southwestern Collegiate in California.

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