GSW's Griffin, Armstrong's Birch Named PBC Golfers of the Week
Men's Golfer of the Week
J.P. Griffin, Georgia Southwestern
Jr., Glennville, Ga.
Griffin won his first collegiate tournament as he was a co-champion at the Frito Lay/AT&T Invitational hosted by Jackson State. The senior fired rounds of 74 and 73 for a three-over-par 147 at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, tied with UT Martin's Brendon Caballero for the tournament win. Griffin's effort helped Georgia Southwestern finish second in the 14-team field, 10 of which were Division I schools. He becomes the second Hurricane to claim a tournament win this year and his efforts moved him into fifth in the PBC with a 72.9 stroke average.
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Women's Golfer of the Week
Jenna Birch, Armstrong
Soph., Fleetwood, England
Birch helped the Armstrong women's golf team notch its first tournament victory in the seven-year history of the program by capturing the 4th Annual Newberry College Invitational. The sophomore carded rounds of 75 and 78 over the par-74 Moss Creek Golf Club course to win the individual title by three strokes over teammate Kristen Sammarco with an two-round 153 total. She won the title in only her second collegiate start while Armstrong won the team title by 22 strokes over host Newberry. Her efforts put her in second in the PBC with a 76.0 stroke average and her opening-round 75 is tied for the fifth lowest round in the PBC this season.
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