No. 7 Lander places 2nd at PBC Championship

The Bearcats placed second out of the 11 teams competing in the PBC Championship on Sunday, giving Lander its second consecutive top-five finish at the conference tournament (file photo by Joshua S. Kelly)
The Bearcats placed second out of the 11 teams competing in the PBC Championship on Sunday, giving Lander its second consecutive top-five finish at the conference tournament (file photo by Joshua S. Kelly)

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The No. 7-ranked Lander men's golf team finished in second place Sunday in the three-day, 54-hole Peach Belt Conference Championship at the par-72, 6,939-yard Slammer & Squire Course at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. 

The Bearcats held a four-stroke lead at the conclusion of the second round after shooting a two-over 290 on both Friday and Saturday. Lander struggled through the final day of the tournament, however, shooting an 11-over 299 to finish the PBC Championship with a 15-over 879. 

USC Aiken won the team title with a six-over 870, shooting an impressive two-under 286 on Sunday to overtake Lander and claim the victory.  

Lander was followed by: 3. Young Harris 881; 4. Georgia College 884; 5. Columbus State 886; T-6. Armstrong State and Flagler 890; 8. Clayton State 894; 9. Georgia Southwestern 901; 10. Montevallo 905; and 11. North Georgia 923. 

Although Lander is still searching for its first PBC title, the Bearcats have now placed in the top-five in four of their 12 total attempts, including each of the past two seasons. 

North Georgia's Matt Elliott was the individual low medalist, finishing the tournament with a four-under 212.

Individually for Lander, Michal Pospisil (74-68-76) tied for sixth with 218; Conor Richards (71-76-72) tied for eighth with 219; Michael Brodie (75-73-75) and Jon Parker (74-73-76) tied for 20th with 223; and James Bartlett (71-79-79) tied for 40th with 229.