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JUNIOR COLLEGE GOLF TEAM WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

(Milledgeville, GA) June 14, 2004 – Georgia Military College’s Brendan O’Connell said it best on the morning of the final round of the NJCAA Division III National Golf Tournament, “let’s go get this thing done.” GMC went into the last round of the tournament, held in Jamestown, New York, at the Chautauqua Golf Course, with a 12- stroke lead and “got it done”, winning by 14 strokes over Madison Area Technical College from Madison, Wisconsin.

Coach Sonny Harmon said, “It was a week of four rounds of competitive golf in heat, rain, and wind that brought out the best or worst in each golfer. At the end of the day, GMC’s five were on top with a four day total of 1219. They shot rounds of 302,295, 305 and 317. O’Connell finished as the top medalist with scores of 72, 69, 74, and 76 and was granted All-American status for his tournament record-tying performance. Scott Anthony received Honorable Mention All-American for shooting 80, 76, 74 and 78, while Kyle Dickey and Ballard Shearer contributed to the effort with Dickey’s 76, 76, 78, 81 and Shearer’s 74, 74, 82, 82. Andrew Keel had rounds of 85,80, 79 and 87.”

The win puts Georgia Military College in the forefront of NJCAA Division III golf and with Dickey and Shearer returning for another year, things are looking up for GMC golf.

Pictured, Kyle Dickey, at right, enjoying a moment of relaxation at the D-III National Tournament.

Andrew Keel, chipping in from the bunker on hole number 5 at Chautauqua Golf Course.

Ballard Shearer lining up a putt.

Scott Anthony, GMC’s Honorable Mention All-American.

Brendan O’Connell, GMC’s top medalist on the Division III National Championship.

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