Who knew college football had a bye month, cause I surely haven't seen the Dawgs play since week 1. Thankfully, while football took the month off, we've had UGA athletes doing big things in a bunch of other sports for us to enjoy. And I'm here to tell you all about them. Starting with Bubba Watson being named Vice Captain of the US Ryder Cup team, after getting edged out for the final spot thanks to good but not good enough weekend at the PGA Tour's biggest payday.
We'll continue with the sticks, as Josh Brewer's ladies were breaking records this past weekend. 11 rounds of par or better at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate helped fuel a school record 19-under-par performance by Georgia in Orlando. Sophomore Bailey Tardy led the pace for the Dawgs, finishing two strokes off the leader at a 9-under-207 and good for third overall. They'll look to stay hot on Monday and Tuesday in Chicago, where they hope to defend their team and individual titles in last year's Windy City Collegiate Championships.
The men will also be putting in work this weekend, heading to Fort Worth, Texas for the Nike Invitational on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Ole Miss TE Evan Engram, @who I've never heard of@, has a sister who plays hoops for Georgia. On the men's side, Houston Kessler was elected Vice Chair of the SEC Council. And, the Hawks are in town! That means the best in-game-dunker-in-the-history-of-basketball-ever-ever-ever is also in town. And for those that are on the more youthful side of our readership, the Human Highlight Film is a Dawg.
The men finished second out of 23 in the Commodore Classic field over the weekend, while the ladies finished 10th.
Red defeated Black in the annual scrimmage, as they conclude their exhibition part of the schedule with Alabama coming to their complex in Bishop this Sunday at noon.
Georgia continues their SEC struggles on the court, as they fell to Tennessee and Kentucky. They'll host Alabama Friday night at 7, then Auburn Sunday at 1:30 in hope of registering their first SEC win since November of 2014.
The ladies won their matches with Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and Texas Tech at the Bulldog Classic, with a lot of wins over Yellow Jackets. The men also hosted this past weekend, with the Southern Intercollegiates on campus while the women were at Athens Country Club. Wayne Montgomery and Emil Reinberg advanced to the semifinals before getting eliminated in singles play. In doubles play, Jan Zielinski and Walker Duncan won the doubles draw.
The men will be back on the courts for a week starting on Monday in Tulsa for the All-America Qualifiers and All-America Championships. The ladies have matches in Hilton Head on Monday, before a week in LA starting Tuesday for the ITA All-American Qualifiers and Main Draw.
And as always, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!