Dragoo Challenging for Carpet Capital Medal

Sept. 13, 2008

ATLANTA – David Dragoo shot a 3-under-par 69 and moved within two shots of the lead, but his Georgia Tech teammates were unable to keep pace and fell back to a tie for 15th place following 36 holes at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga.

The senior from Scottsdale, Ariz., is tied with three other golfers at 3-under-par 141, two shots behind Clemson All-America Kyle Stanley, who shot 6-under 66 Friday and has a 36-hole score of 139 (5-under-par). Also tied for second are Stephen Jaeger of Chattanooga, Chris Paisley of Tennessee and Zach Sucher of UAB.

See complete 36-hole results and Sunday tee times at: http://www.golfstatresults.com//public/index.cfm?tournament_id=1307

Dragoo, who earned his spot in the lineup in a playoff at the end of 108 holes of team qualifying, birdied three holes on the back side (Tech’s first nine Saturday), and is 5-under-par in the back nine at The Farm in the first two rounds. He played the front nine even and is 3-under-par for his last 72 holes on the course.

“I don’t know that David missed a fairway today,” said Tech coach Bruce Heppler. “He was very solid, played a great round. He can hit it straight, and today he made putts.”

Meanwhile, Cameron Tringale shot a 73, William Miller his second straight 76 and J.T. Griffin a 77 to give the 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets a 7-over team score of 295 Saturday. Tringale is tied for 35th place individually at 4-over-par 148.

At 18-over-par 594, Tech is 20 shots behind Chattanooga, whose 5-under 283 Saturday gave the Mocs (2-under-par for the tournament) a three-stroke lead over East Tennessee State. Clemson is third at 2-over-par, followed by Tennessee (+6). Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina are tied for fifth at 9-over-par. Tech is three shots clear of Auburn, 21 ahead of last-place Georgia State.

“We did not putt well, even after we came up here a couple weeks ago and played the course,” said Heppler. “We played with Chattanooga today, and I think the entire difference in our scores came on the greens.”

The final round begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday for Tech.

CARPET CAPITAL COLLEGIATEThe Farm, Rocky Face, Ga.36-hole Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Tennessee-Chattanooga 291 283 574 -2 2 East Tennessee St. 287 290 577 +1 3 Clemson 291 287 578 +2 4 Tennessee, Univ. of 294 288 582 +6 T5 Georgia 299 286 585 +9 T5 Mississippi, U. of 290 295 585 +9 T5 South Carolina 294 291 585 +9 8 Wake Forest Univ. 296 290 586 +10 9 UAB 299 289 588 +12 10 Florida, U of 304 285 589 +13 11 UCF 289 301 590 +14 T12 Texas Tech 298 293 591 +15 T12 North Carolina 300 291 591 +15 14 Alabama, U. of 295 297 592 +16 T15 Georgia Tech 299 295 594 +18 T15 Mississippi St. U. 299 295 594 +18 17 Auburn 296 301 597 +21 18 Georgia State Univ. 308 297 605 +29

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Kyle Stanley Clemson 73 66 139 -5 T2 David Dragoo Georgia Tech 72 69 141 -3 T2 Stephan Jaeger Tennessee-Chattanooga 70 71 141 -3 T2 Zach Sucher UAB 70 71 141 -3 T2 Chris Paisley Tennessee, Univ. of 69 72 141 -3 T6 Dustin Groves Wake Forest Univ. 71 71 142 -2 T6 David May Clemson 72 70 142 -2 T8 Paul O’Kane East Tennessee St. 71 72 143 -1 T8 Blayne Barber UCF 68 75 143 -1 T8 Jonathan Hodge Tennessee-Chattanooga 71 72 143 -1 T8 Allen Koon South Carolina 73 70 143 -1

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T2 David Dragoo -3 72 69 141 T35 Cameron Tringale +4 75 73 148 T65 Taylor Hall +8 76 76 152 T75 William Miller +10 76 78 154 T82 John Griffin +12 79 77 156

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