Castro Tied for Lead in Las Vegas Golf

March 10, 2007

ATLANTA –

On a day when only five players broke par, Roberto Castro shot a 1-under-par 71 and Cameron Tringale added a 2-under 70 Saturday, but Georgia Tech had to count a pair of scores in the 80s and fell back to a tie for sixth place after 36 holes at the Southern Highlands Collegiate golf tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.

Castro, who played a solid round with three birdies and two bogeys, shot his seventh consecutive subpar round of the spring and moved into a four-way tie for the lead at 3-under 141 heading into Sunday’s final round. Tringale played the front nine four strokes under par and move into a tie for fifth place at 1-under 143.

The Yellow Jackets could make no headway on the lead, however, after counting a pair of 83 from Chesson Hadley and Taylor Hall to post a team score of 307. Tech is tied with Clemson and host UNLV at 17-over-par 593, nine shots off the pace.

Georgia shot 299 and moved into the team lead at 8-under-par 584, three shots ahead of first-round leader UCLA and seven clear of Florida, who each failed to break 300. Arizona and Texas A&M are tied for fourth place at 16-over 592.

Castro, a senior from Alpharetta, Ga., bidding for his second straight tournament title, is tied for the lead with Billy Horschel of Florida and Lucas Lee of UCLA, who each carded a 72 Saturday, and first-round leader Martin Piller of Texas A&M, who shot 74.

The final round is set for Sunday, with live scoring is available at Golfstat.com

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATESouthern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.Second Round Results

TEAM STANDINGS Georgia 285-299 584 +8 UCLA 282-305 587 +11 Florida 291-300 591 +15 Arizona 293-299 592 +16 Texas A&M 293-299 592 +16 Clemson 297-296 593 +17 Georgia Tech 286-307 593 +17 UNLV 302-291 593 +17 Minnesota 292-303 595 +19 Oklahoma State 295-301 596 +20 Wake Forest 296-301 597 +21 Arizona State 290-311 601 +25 Kentucky 294-311 605 +29 Washington 299-305 604 +28 Texas 298-312 610 +34

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech 70-71 141 -3 Billy Horschel, Florida 69-72 141 -3 Lucas Lee, UCLA 69-72 141 -3 Martin Piller, Texas A&M 67-74 141 -3 Brett Kanda, UNLV 74-69 143 -1 Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech 73-70 143 -1 Chris Kirk, Georgia 68-76 144 E Niklas Lemke, Arizona State 72-72 144 E Pete Oriol, Arizona 71-73 144 E Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota 71-74 145 +1 Brendon Todd, Georgia 68-77 145 +1 Alex Volpenhein, Kentucky 70-75 145 +1

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T1 Roberto Castro 70-71 141 -3 T5 Cameron Tringale 73-70 143 -1 T61 Kevin Larsen 71-84 155 +11 T61 Chesson Hadley 72-83 155 +11 T77 Taylor Hall 78-83 161 +17

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