Georgia captures team title at The Goodwin

By Georgia Sports Communications
Posted 8:01AM on Sunday 31st March 2024 ( 1 month ago )

SAN FRANCISCO — The No. 22 Georgia men’s golf team has captured its second tournament championship of the year, taking The Goodwin tournament title after a one-under-par, 839 total on Saturday evening at TPC Harding Park.

Georgia’s third-round score of five-under, 275 was the second-lowest round of the event. The Bulldogs beat out nine teams ranked in the top 50 to win the event in its first year competing in the event. After winning the Puerto Rico Classic in February, the program has now collected multiple tournament wins in a season for the fifth time in the last six years.

Georgia finished one stroke ahead of second-place Utah. Host No. 44 Stanford finished in third with a four-over, 844 finish, followed by No. 8 Tennessee and No. 15 Georgia Tech in fourth and fifth respectively. 

The team was paced by Ben van Wyk, who capped off the weekend t-3rd. After carding a three-under, 207, the graduate earned his best finish of the year and his fourth top-five result. Van Wyk finished the event with the second-best average on par fives at 4.17, earning three birdies and an eagle on the course’s two par five holes.

Buck Brumlow had the team’s lowest score on Saturday, shooting two-under to finish t-11. The junior tied for the second-most pars in the field with 41. Brumlow was also one of eight players to card an eagle during the tournament, earning his on number 16 during the third round. Georgia was the only school to have multiple players shoot eagles with Brumlow and van Wyk doing so. 

Connor Creasy joined Brumlow for a t-11 result at two-under, 210. Creasy, a graduate student, totaled 11 birdies across 54 holes this weekend, tied for the sixth-most of the 168-person field. Senior Caleb Manuel competed individually and finished t-33 at three-over. Beck Burnette closed out the tournament with a one-under, 69 result, putting him at t-55 individually.

Georgia will close out the regular season in Naples, Fla. at the Calusa Cup, hosted by Iowa, at the Calusa Pines Golf Club on April 7-9. 

The Goodwin presented by Palo Alto Networks
TPC Harding Park, San Francisco
Par 70, 7,193 Yards
Final Results 
Team Leaderboard – Top 10

1.    No. 22 Georgia                279-285-275=839 (-1)
2.    Utah                          284-279-277=840 (E)
3.    No. 44 Stanford               279-287-278-844 (+4)
4.    No. 8 Tennessee               279-286-280=845 (+5)
5.    No. 15 Georgia Tech           283-284-279=846 (+6)
6     No. 45 BYU                    280-288-280=848 (+8)
7.    San Francisco                 289-276-284=849 (+9)
8.    Pepperdine                    281-288-282=851 (+11)
9.    No. 27 UCLA                   287-286-279=852 (+12)
10.   No. 24 Oregon                 290-287-277=854 (+14) 

Individual Leaderboard
1.    Braxton Watts, Utah           71-66-68=205 (-5)
2.    Michael Thorbjornsen Stanford 70-69-67=206 (-3)
t-3.  Ban van Wyk, Georgia          69-67-71=207 (-3)
t-3.  Jonathan Nielsen, Clemson     66-74-67=207 (-3)
t-3.  Jakob Melin, San Francisco    69-70-68=207 (-3)
t-6.  Sampson Zheng, California     68-72-68=208 (-2)
t-6.  Kristoffer Kuvaas, Pepperdine 71-67-70=208 (-2)
t-6.  Pablo Ereno, UCLA             70-68-70=208 (-2)
t-6.  William Walsh, Pepperdine     70-68-70=208 (-2)
10.   Omar Morales, UCLA            69-71-69=209 (-1) 

Georgia Scores
t-3.  Ban van Wyk                   69-67-71=207 (-3)
t-11. Buck Brumlow                  69-73-68=210 (E)
t-11. Connor Creasy                 71-71-68=210 (E)
t-33. Caleb Manuel*                 71-68-74=213 (+3)
t-55. Beck Burnette                 70-77-69=216 (+6)
t-92. Camden Smith                  76-74-70=220 (+10)

Georgia golfer Ben van Wyk finished tied for third overall to help lead the Georgia men's golf to The Goodwin tournament title after a one-under-par, 839 total on Saturday evening at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

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