Dahlonega, Ga. – Lander sophomore Conor Richards notched his second career top-five showing on Tuesday as the No. 23-ranked Bearcat men’s golf team finished second at the UNG Fall Invitational.
Lander (292-280-295=867, +3), which entered Tuesday atop the 13-team leaderboard, carded a seven-over final round to slip out of the top spot. Newberry topped the field leaderboard with a three-round total of two-under par while Georgia Southwestern, Carson-Newman and North Georgia filled out the top five.
For Richards (74-66-69=209, -7), the second-place finish was the sixth top-10 showing of his career. The Hampshire, England, native finished his final two rounds under par to end the tournament just one shot back of medalist Carlos Leandro of Newberry (-8).
Lander is back in action October 16-17 at the Copperhead Championship at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla.