The Georgia men's golf team, ranked No. 1 in the nation and very much in contention for the national championship after Wednesday's opening round, slipped further back in the pack on the second day of N.C.A.A. tournament action, shooting a nine-over-par 289 on Thursday to fall from eighth place to 16th.
Although Stanford remains atop the leaderboard, there was much movement in the standings on the second day. The Cardinal is out in front with a cumulative 553 score, one shot ahead of second-place Minnesota (554). Coastal Carolina (558), East Tennessee State (560), and Charlotte (562) round out the top five.
It's getting to be time to yank one of these from your noggin and hurl it to the ground in disgust.
Georgia Tech and U.C.L.A. are tied for sixth place at 563, while Oklahoma State and Texas are tied for the eighth spot at 566. Alabama (567) was the last entrant into the top ten, trailed by Florida (568), Georgia State (568), South Carolina (569), Vanderbilt (569), Michigan State (570), and Georgia (571).
The Red and Black are tied with Florida State and Tennessee. The only other entrant of interest to the Bulldog faithful is apt to be Auburn, which checks in at 29th with a 26-over-par 586, one stroke better than last-place Texas Tech. I hate Auburn.
In other news of interest to Bulldog Nation, the tumor removed from Vince Dooley's vocal cords last week has been found to be malignant. Although Coach Dooley is scheduled to begin radiation treatments in June, his treating physician reports that he stands an excellent chance of making a complete recovery. Obviously, our thoughts and prayers are with Coach Dooley and his family.