Castro Captures Share of Puerto Rico Golf Title

Feb. 27, 2007

ATLANTA –

Georgia Tech’s Roberto Castro shot a one-under-par 71 Tuesday, his high score for the week but good enough to share medalist honors with Joseph Bramlett of Stanford at the Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Grande, P.R. Tech shot three-over 291 as a team and finished the tournament in eighth place.

Castro, from Alpharetta, Ga., finished 54 holes with a seven-under-par score of 209, one shot clear of Oklahoma State’s Jonathan Moore and East Tennessee State’s Rhys Davies, the first-round leader. Bramlett carded a 73 Tuesday.

The individual title, though shared, is the first in the college career of the Tech senior, who has been a runner-up twice and finished third or tied for third three times. He posted his third straight top-5 finish, including a second-place showing at the UH-Hilo Invitational two weeks ago and a tie for fourth at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational to finish the fall season.

His 71 Tuesday, his sixth consecutive subpar round, was a solid effort, two birdies and one bogey on the front side, nine straight pars on the back.

Fellow Tech senior Kevin Larsen matched Castro’s 71 Tuesday, but the Yellow Jackets were able to advance only one position in the team race. Sophomore Cameron Tringale shot a 74, and freshman Chesson Hadley a 75 for Tech’s other counting scores.

Tringale tied for 17th place individually at one-under-par 215, his fourth top-20 finish of the year.

Georgia (14-under-par for the tournament) captured the team title by one stroke over Clemson, who had the day’s best team score at four-under-par 284, and Stanford. Alabama finished fourth and East Tennessee State fifth, followed in order by Oklahoma State and Minnesota.

PUERTO RICO CLASSICWestin Rio Mar Resort, River Course, Rio Grande, P.R.Final Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Georgia 279 277 294 – 850 -14 2 Clemson 283 284 284 – 851 -13 Stanford 281 279 291 – 851 -13 4 Alabama 284 283 288 – 855 -9 5 East Tennessee St. 273 290 293 – 856 -8 6 Oklahoma State 282 295 285 – 862 -2 7 Minnesota 288 284 292 – 864 E 8 Georgia Tech 287 287 291 – 865 +1 9 Florida 294 283 290 – 867 +3 10 Virginia Tech 294 293 291 – 878 +14 11 Texas 288 293 301 – 882 +18 12 Duke 284 297 303 – 884 +20 13 Kent State 287 297 306 – 890 +26 14 Northwestern 289 296 309 – 894 +30 15 Purdue 294 305 300 – 899 +35 16 Illinois 297 293 310 – 900 +36 17 Michigan 304 303 297 – 904 +40 18 NC State 297 308 305 – 910 +46

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Roberto Castro, Ga. Tech 68 70 71 – 209 -7 Joseph Bramlett, Stanford 69 67 73 – 209 -7 3 Jonathan Moore, Okla. St. 68 72 70 – 210 -6 Rhys Davies, ETSU 65 73 72 – 210 -6 5 Hudson Swafford, Georgia 70 70 71 – 211 -5 Matthew Swan, Alabama 69 69 73 – 211 -5 Brendon Todd, Georgia 68 68 75 – 211 -5 8 Tanner Ervin, Clemson 70 73 69 – 212 -4 Sam Saunders, Clemson 69 70 73 – 212 -4 10 Kyle Stanley, Clemson, 71 73 69 – 213 -3 Brian Harman, Georgia 71 69 73 – 213 -3

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T1 Roberto Castro 68 70 71 – 209 T17 Cameron Tringale 71 70 74 – 215 T36 Chesson Hadley 73 72 75 – 220 T39 Kevin Larsen 75 75 71 – 221 T88 Daniel Bowden 81 79 81 – 241

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