Georgia, Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern all have been excused from the NCAA golf championship. The top 15 among the 30 teams that began play Friday will play one more round of stroke play Monday before eight advance to match play. None of the Georgia schools made that first cut.
The Bulldogs shot Sunday’s third-highest cumulative score — a combined 23 over for the best four of the five players they sent out on the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. There followed a precipitous drop down the leaderboard. Starting the day in 13th place, they left in 24th (finishing 47 over combined for three rounds).
No Georgia player could manage par or better Sunday. Likewise for ACC Champion Georgia Tech, which began Sunday tied with Georgia at 13th. The Yellow Jackets teamed up for a 15 over Sunday, 39 over for three rounds and an 18th-place finish.
Georgia Southern wound up 49 over for the three rounds and in 26th place.
Top-ranked Oklahoma State continued to set the pace, standing at 12 under for the event and confirming that it will be the team to beat when this event shifts to match play.
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