Georgia Tech Golf Team Falls to 11th After 36 Holes at Ping/Golfweek Preview

Sept. 29, 2001

ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech men’s golf team continued to find difficulty in posting low numbers and fell to 11th place after two rounds of play at the Ping/Golfweek Preview. The 54-hole event is being contested at the par-71, 7,236-yard Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. The course will be the site of the 2002 NCAA Championships in June.

The Yellow Jackets were unable to improve on their score of 294 on the first day and shot a team round of 296 on day two, to stand at 22-over-par, 294-296–590, after 36 holes of play. Tech’s total puts it well off the pace of team leader Clemson, which is at 3-over-par 288-283–571, as the Tigers fired one of only two sub-par rounds in the tournament on Saturday.

Tech’s individuals in the field continue to be led by freshman Chan Wongluekiet, who is part of a seven-way tie for 15th place at 3-over-par 72-73–145. Wongluekiet trails individual leader Ari Savolainen of Florida, who carded the low round of the tournament on Saturday with a 5-under-par 66, and is at 71-66–137 for the tournament.

Junior Troy Matteson and senior Kris Mikkelsen are the next Yellow Jackets in the field, as they are both part of a seven-way tie for 28th place with scores of 75-72–147 and 73-74–147 respectively. Following the duo is senior Matt Weibring, who is one of seven players tied for 51st place at 74-77–151. The final member of the Tech contingent in the individual standings is junior Adam Cranford, who is one of four players in 65th place at 77-77–154.

The Ping/Golfweek Preview will conclude on Sunday with the final round of play. Full tournament results, along with live scoring are available at live.golfstat.com.

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