After relinquishing the Georgia Cup for the first time in 10 years last season to Emory University, the men's golf team is poised to reclaim the hardware this weekend when they compete at the Emory Invitational at the Druid Hills Golf Club on Sunday and Monday.
The Petrels narrowly lost an incredibly tight Cup race last season to Emory in which they finished just .41 of a stroke behind the Eagles. This year it would take a monumental collapse on the Petrels' part to relinquich the Cup as they head into the weekend action with a commanding 3.6 stroke advantage in the yearlong competition amongst the state's Division III squads.
While Oglethorpe holds a sizeable lead for the team title, individual state Player-of-the Year honors are still very much up for grabs. Emory's Ryan Dagerman currently holds a slim .238 stroke advantage over Petrel freshman Anthony Maccaglia. Hudson Keener of LaGrange College lurks .484 strokes back of Dagerman while Oglethorpe's Eric Quinn is in striking distance to repeat as Player-of-the-Year just 1.31 strokes behind the lead.
The 36-hole event at Druid Hills begins on Sunday morning.