While the Men's Tennis Team was busy winning the SEC Championship this past weekend, the Men's and Women's Golf Teams were fighting for the same but coming up just short, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.
We'll start with the Men, who finished fourth in the SEC Championship this past weekend. They posted a total round score of 850, or 10-over for the entire tournament. Top-ranked Alabama, who's been tearing up nearly any tournament they've played in, took home the SEC honors shooting a 12-under 828.
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The Bulldogs were led by sophomore Keith Mitchell, who finished with an even par tournament score of 210. That score was good for 10th overall. The top winner individually was Alabama's Justin Thomas at a 7-under 203. I promise you it pains me to write about Alabama's Golf Team dominating like they have been, especially when UGA's involved, but they've been quite impressive this year. One would have to figure they're an odds-on favorite to win the NCAA Championship should they qualify for it, and I expect they will.
Georgia will have a chance to qualify for the NCAA Championship themselves from May 17-19 as they host an NCAA Regional in Athens. Should they finish in the top five of the regional, they'll move on to the NCAA Championship, which takes place May 29 - June 3.
Moving on to the Women's Team, they finished fifth at their SEC Championships, shooting a 10-over tournament score of 933. Auburn took home top honors by shooting a 7-under 916. Auburn also had the overall individual winner of the tournament, Patricia Sanz.
UGA's top player, Marta Silva Zamora, finished fifth overall and freshman Rocio Sanchez Lobato finished at eighth overall. Those two were the only ones from UGA to finish in the top 10, but truthfully, considering the terrible conditions everyone had to play in over the weekend (the wind was a serious factor, especially in the final round), anything under 100 was pretty impressive.
The Women's Team will return to action May 10-12 at an NCAA Regional, but it's unclear which regional they'll be attending. The NCAA will be holding a "selection show" next Monday, April 30, to announce destinations for regional participants. It's the first time they've done anything of the sort, so no one really knows what to expect. Should UGA play well enough in the regional to advance, they'll play in the NCAA Championship May 22 - 25 at the Vanderbilt's Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.