Georgia continues to lead The Carmel Cup
Greyson Sigg <br>(Georgia Athletics Photo)
Greyson Sigg
(Georgia Athletics Photo)

PEBBLE BEACH, CA (September 3, 2016) -- With two rounds in the books No. 9 Georgia has extended its lead to four at The Carmel Cup. The Bulldogs lead No. 4 Oklahoma State with one round remaining at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Georgia senior Greyson Sigg, 9-under, continues to lead the Bulldogs and he is tied for the individual lead. Sigg birdied six holes and bogeyed one during his second round 5-under 67. The All-SEC first teamer from a year ago did most of damage on the front nine, as he birdied four of his first six holes.

Sophomore Tye Waller continues to play well for Georgia and he is tied for fifth. Waller is 6-under thanks to a second consecutive 3-under 69. The highlight of Waller's second round came on the 2nd hole when he carded an eagle three.

Georgia has also received a big lift from Spencer Ralston and Zach Healy, who are both tied for 10th at 4-under.

Siggs is tied for the medalist lead with first round solo leader Alvaro Ortiz of Arkansas, Fredrik Nilehn of Texas Tech and Nick Heinen of Oklahoma State.

After shooting a 66 yesterday Ortiz shot a second round 3-under 69 with an eagle on the par-5 2nd, four birdies and three bogeys.

Nilehn moved into a share of the lead thanks to 5- under 67. A junior from Sweden, Nilehn birdied four of his first seven holes and six overall while bogeying just once.

Heinen, a sophomore at Oklahoma State, matched the low round of the day as he shot a 6-under 66. The round started with two birdies and an eagle in the first four holes and continued to gain momentum with an additional four birdies on the back nine against only two bogeys.

Vanderbilt's Theo Humphrey and Waller of Georgia are both tied for fifth and three behind at 6-under while three others are 5-under and tied for seventh.

Complete Team Standings

1. No. 9 Georgia (-26)
2. No. 4 Oklahoma State (-22)
3. Texas Tech (-20)
4. No. 5 Vanderbilt (-17)
5. No. 10 Oklahoma (-13)
6. No. 20 Arkansas (-11)
7. TCU (-1)
8. Ohio State (E)


College golf is back and some of the nations best teams are competing in The Carmel Cup at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The field includes five teams from the preseason Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll top-25 and after the first round No. 9 Georgia is leading the way at 8-under.

The Bulldogs were led in the first round by senior Greyson Sigg who fired a 4-under 68. Sigg, tied for second, birdied four of his first eight holes before dropping his only shot of the day on the 9th. After turning in 3-under 33 Sigg, an All-SEC first teamer last year birdied the 17th hole to conclude his 1-under back nine.

Georgia also received strong play from sophomore Tye Waller. In the first round Waller carded a 3-under 69 and he is currently tied for fifth place. Waller battled back on his inward nine with four birdies, including three in a row from Nos. 11-13 after turning in 1-over.

Also playing well for the Bulldogs is junior Zach Healy who shot a 1-under 71 to tie for 14th.

Alvaro Ortiz leads the medalist race following a first day 6-under 66. Ortiz reached 2-under after birdies on the 2nd and 3rd holes before giving back his only shot of the day on the ensuing hole. From then on it was flawless golf for the junior as he rolled in birdies on the 6th, 11th, 12th, 14th and 16th holes.

In addition to Sigg; TCU's Turner Maclean and Fredrik Nilehn of Texas Tech are tied for second at 6-under.

Results For Carmel Cup
1SwedenFredrik NilehnSweden70068-67-67=202
T2MexicoAlvaro OrtizMexico50066-69-69=204
T2GAGreyson SiggAugusta, GA50068-67-69=204
4OKNick HeinenEdmond, OK40069-66-70=205
T5KSSam StevensWichita, KS40070-69-69=208

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ABOUT THE Carmel Cup

Started in 2011, the Carmel Cup is a 54-hole stroke play event hosted by Vanderbilt University and played at the Number 1 ranked public golf course in the United States, Pebble Beach Golf Links. Its field comprised mostly of top teams from the Big 12 and SEC.

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