From staff reports
The Clayton College & State University men's golf team fired a third round score of 314 on Tuesday to finish 13th with a three- round score of 922 in the Bobcat Invitational at the Golf Club at Cuscowilla in Eatonton.
Clayton State entered the final round of the tournament in 11th after rounds of 306 and 302 on Monday before dropping to 13th in the final round. The tournament featured some of the nation's top teams in the country as seven of the 16 squads were ranked in the top 20 of the recent Golfstat rankings.
The University of West Florida, the nation's second-ranked team, won the event shooting a three-round score of 863 with rounds of 286, 283 and 294. Ninth-ranked Rollins College placed second at 872, followed by 16th-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University and third-ranked the University of South Carolina Aiken tied for third at 873.
For Clayton State, senior Bob Guiendon led the squad, finishing 21st with rounds of 74, 73, and 74 (221). Senior Brennan Cass tied for 43rd after rounds of 77, 75 and 77 (229).
Freshman Jimmy Beebe tied for 62nd after rounds of 76, 76 and 84 (236), while junior Jess Shirley tied for 68th after rounds of 79, 81 and 79 (239). Freshman Jason Armour tied for 77th with rounds of 82, 78 and 84 (244).
Rollins' Alex Smith won the event with a three-round score of two-under par 208 (69, 68, 71) on the 6,847-yard, par 70 course. West Florida's Kevin Warrick finished two shots back at an even par 210 (69, 68, 73).
Clayton State will return to action on Friday, April 18, playing in the Peach Belt Conference Championships, hosted by the University of North Carolina Pembroke, at the Pinecrest Golf Course in Lumberton, NC.