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Posted: Tuesday, September 11th 2012 at 11:14pm

North Ga. golf teams open season

By staff reports
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SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE Ė The North Georgia menís and womenís golf teams opened their seasons at the two-day Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate hosted by Carson-Newman.

The menís squad finished the two-round tournament in seventh place while the women ended up 13th.

The men were led by Derek Watson who posted a 72 and 75 for a 147 which left him tied for 17th overall. Austin Booker finished just two strokes behind as he bounced back with a 71 in the second round after posting a 78 in the opening round. Bookerís 149 left him tied for 26th.

Belmont Abbey College claimed both the team and indivdual crowns on the menís side as Adam Hedges paced the field with a 138 that included a 67 in Tuesdayís round. Columbus State finished second as a team with Clayton State wrapping up the tournament in third on the menís side.

For the Lady Saints, Abbey Gill was the top finisher with a score of 168 that included a 78 in the second round. Gill finished in a tie for 50th along with teammate Casey Truelove.

Newberry College won the womenís side of the tournament with the individual title being claimed by Columbus Stateís Kimesha Anthony who posted a 68 and a 76 for a 144.

The men will next compete in the USCA/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate at the Kiawah Island Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C. starting Monday while the womenís squad will travel to Calera, Ala. to compete in the Montevallo/Full Moon BBQ Invitational at the Timberline Golf Club during the same period.
Associated Categories: Sports News, College Sports

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