Castro in Second, Tech Eighth at Puerto Rico Golf

Feb. 25, 2007

ATLANTA –

Roberto Castro shot a four-under-par 68 to pace Georgia Tech Sunday, while Cameron Tringale shot 71 to help the Yellow Jackets to a tie for eighth place after the first round of the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Tech, the nation’s 19th-ranked team, posted a one-under-par 287 team score and is tied for eighth with Kent State, 14 shots behind East Tennessee State, which was boosted by a pair of seven-under-par 65s from Rhys Davies and Cian McNamara.

The 16th-ranked Buccaneers, who shot 15-under 273 as a team, are six strokes ahead of No. 5 Georgia (279), eight ahead of No. 2 Stanford (281) and nine ahead of No. 4 Oklahoma State (282). Clemson (283) is another stroke back in fifth place, while Duke and Alabama are tied for sixth at four-under-284.

Castro’s 68, which included six birdies and a pair of bogeys, put him in a tie for third place with Oklahoma State’s Jonathan Moore, Stanford’s Matthew Savage and Georgia’s Brendon Todd. The senior from Alpharetta, Ga., has a streak of four straight sub-70 rounds.

Tringale, a sophomore from Laguna Niguel, Calif., is tied for 24th place, and freshman Chesson Hadley is tied for 44th after carding a one-over-par 73. Senior Kevin Larsen posted Tech’s other counting score with a 75, while freshman Daniel Bowden had an 81.

Round two of the 54-hole tournament is scheduled for Monday, and the final round Tuesday.

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PUERTO RICO CLASSICRio Mar Country Club, Rio Grande, PRPar 72, 6902 yardsFirst-Round Results

TEAM SCORES 1 East Tennessee St. 273 -15 2 Georgia, U. of 279 -9 3 Stanford University 281 -7 4 Oklahoma State U. 282 -6 5 Clemson University 283 -5 6 Duke University 284 -4 Alabama, U. of 284 -4 8 Georgia Tech 287 -1 Kent State 287 -1 10 Minnesota, Univ. of 288 E Texas, Univ. of 288 E 12 Northwestern 289 +1 13 Florida, U. of 294 +6 Purdue University 294 +6 Virginia Tech 294 +6 16 Illinois, U. of 297 +9 North Carolina State 297 +9 18 Michigan, U. of 304 +16

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Rhys Davies ETSU 31-34 65 -7 Cian McNamara ETSU 34-31 65 -7 3 Jonathan Moore Okla. St. 34-34 68 -4 Roberto Castro Ga. Tech 32-36 68 -4 Matthew Savage Stanford 31-37 68 -4 Brendon Todd Georgia 34-34 68 -4 7 David Merkow N’western 36-33 69 -3 Joseph Bramlett Stanford 36-33 69 -3 Mark Harrell Alabama 34-35 69 -3 Toby Ragland Florida 34-35 69 -3 Matthew Swan Alabama 33-36 69 -3 Sam Saunders Clemson 36-33 69 -3

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T 3 Roberto Castro 32- 36 68 T 24 Cameron Tringale 35- 36 71 T 44 Chesson Hadley 38- 35 73 T 59 Kevin Larsen 37- 38 75 T 85 Daniel Bowden 41- 40 81

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