Monday, September 13, 2010

Dawgs Return To Practice


The Dawgs returned to the practice field on Monday, working out for approximately one hour.

The Dawgs are coming off their first loss of the season, a 17-6 setback at South Carolina last Saturday.

“I think it was good therapy to get back to work today,” coach Mark Richt said. “We've got a great opponent this week in Arkansas, and they will be a big challenge. We're ready to get to work."

Georgia (1-1, 0-1 SEC) will entertain Arkansas (2-0, 0-0) this Saturday at Sanford Stadium. Saturday’s game will kick off at 12:01 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.

Richt announced the captains for Saturday’s game will be center Ben Jones and tackle Josh Davis on offense, end Demarcus Dobbs on defense, and kicker Blair Walsh on special teams.

Also on Monday, it was announced that the game at Mississippi State on Sept. 25 will be televised by Fox Sports South. Kickoff has been set for 7 p.m.


The No. 13-ranked Georgia women's golf team opened the 2010-11 season with a statement on Monday, putting together the best single-day effort in school history to grab the early lead over an elite field competing at the NCAA Fall Preview.

The Dawgs blistered Texas A&M's Traditions Golf Club – the same layout that will host the 2011 NCAA Championships – to the tune of 11-under. Georgia owns a seven-shot lead over a group that includes nine of the top-10 teams in the Golfweek and Golf World pre-season polls.

That effort also bettered Georgia's school record of 10-under established on the second day of the 1988 SEC Championships.

"On my facebook status this morning I put 'First round of a new season for my golf puppies...gotta good feeling about this one.' I guess I was right," head coach Kelley Hester said. "I felt really good about today. We played really well in qualifying and that certainly carried over. It's always fun when everyone is playing well. It's fun and exciting when playing well equals a low score. Good golf doesn't always equal a low score, but today it did."

Emilie Burger paced the Dawgs with a 5-under 67, and Georgia also counted a pair of 3-under 69s from Kendall Wright and freshman Amelia Hill and an even-par 72 from Marta Silva Zamora. The Dawgs discarded Milena Savich's 73. Savich barely missed a fifth par-or-birdie tally when her birdie putt on the final hole lipped out.

"You don't have days like these very often so we're going to enjoy it," Hester said. "The best teams in the country don't have days like these very often. Our team chemistry is really good, and our kids are having fun. We just want to keep the foot on the accelerator and see how low we can go."

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