The UGA men's golf team turned in an outstanding performance this weekend.
The men's golf team swept the Brickyard Collegiate Classic in Macon, which wrapped up Sunday. The Dawgs led after each round and finished a cumulative 16 under par through three rounds, besting second-place Georgia Tech by fourteen strokes. Sophomore Sam Straka finished at -8 for the tournament and set the course record in Sunday's final round with eight under par. Four more Bulldogs, Lee McCoy, Nicholas Reach, Sepp Straka, and T.J. Mitchell finished 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 8th, respectively. It was a fine weekend of golf.
Back home in Athens, the women's golf team finished fifth at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview. Senior Emilie Burger paced the Dawgs at one over par for the tournament, good for a tenth-place individual score.
After finishing off LSU last week, the volleyball team headed to Knoxville to take on the Volunteers on Sunday. The women fought hard but fell 3-2 (26-24, 25-16, 22-15, 21-25, 14-16). UGA's Jasmine Eatmon was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 2.45 points, 1.20 blocks and 0.30 aces per set in the week's road matches. Eatmon had nine kills and eight blocks in the win over LSU.
In women's tennis, junior Maho Kowase advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships by defeating Cal's Zsofi Susanyi 6-3, 6-2, but exited the tournament after a 6-2, 6-3 win by Southern Cal's Danielle Lao. Representing UGA men's tennis, senior KU Singh made it to the semifinals of the men's ITA All-American Championship but lost to Ohio State’s Peter Kobelt 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.
On the road in Oxford on Friday, the Ole Miss Rebels hosted the Georgia Bulldogs in soccer action on Friday. At 2.33 goals per match, Ole Miss leads the SEC in offensive point production, but Georgia shut the Rebels down 2-0. On Sunday in Columbia East, the Bulldogs fared a bit better than the host Gamecocks than did their gridiron counterparts, but still fell with a final score of 1 goal to nil.
If you've got a couple of minutes to spare, here's a short men's basketball preview video. And I do mean a couple of minutes. It's short. If you have a few more than a couple, you also can check out Coach Fox's press conference from basketball media day. And by no means should we overlook women's basketball. The Lady Dawgs are ranked ninth heading into the season. A preview video is available, as is video of Coach Landers's media day press conference. Hey, looking ahead to basketball season gets the Kentucky fans through the tough times, right? But Coach Fox's describing the men's team as one we can expect "to improve throughout the year" sounds like coachspeak for "have fun and support the guys, but don't lock in your April room reservations in Atlanta just yet". I will leave further basketball analysis to my more learned colleagues at blog here at Dawg Sports.
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