Golf Team Eighth at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

March 13, 2010

Las Vegas, Nev. – Chesson Hadley paced Georgia Tech with a 2-over-par 74, and the Yellow Jackets are eight strokes back in eighth place after the first round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters tournament in Las Vegas.

Complete results, tee times and live scoring

The 14th-ranked Yellow Jackets posted a 12-over-par score of 300 on the long, 7,510-yard, par 72 Southern Highlands course. Paul Haley and James White each shot 75, while Kyle Scott and John-Tyler Griffin posted 76’s for Tech.

“We really played pretty well tee to green, but we didn’t have a great day putting,” said head coach Bruce Heppler. “Everybody was in the round most of the day, and we had five pretty decent rounds. But there were a lot of positives. The golf course is very severe and difficult; it tests every part of your game. I think we’ve got a chance to play well the nest two days.”

The 15-team field includes 13 of the nation’s top 30 teams, making it the toughest competition the Yellow Jackets will face in the regular season.

Fifth-ranked Florida shot s 4-over 292, led by Tyson Alexander’s 68, to take a two-shot lead over 11th-ranked UCLA (294). No. 16 Texas A&M (295) is third, followed by No. 18 UNLV and No. 17 Southern California (296), No. 4 Texas (297) and No. 15 Georgia (298). Top-ranked Oklahoma State (302) is tied for ninth with Tennesssee and TCU, two shots behind Tech.

Alexander and TCU’s Johan de Beer are tied for the individual lead with 68s Friday. Hadley is tied for 16th place, six shots back. Haley and White are tied for 25th place.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE MASTERSSouthern Highlands Golf ClubFirst Round Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Florida 292 +4 2 UCLA 294 +6 3 Texas A&M 295 +7 T4 UNLV 296 +8 T4 Southern California 296 +8 6 Texas 297 +9 7 Georgia 298 +10 8 Georgia Tech 300 +12 T9 Oklahoma State 302 +14 T9 Tennessee 302 +14 T9 TCU 302 +14 12 Arizona 303 +15 13 Texas Tech 304 +16 T14 Arizona State 305 +17 T14 New Mexico 305 +17

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS T1 Tyson Alexander Florida 68 68 -4 T1 Johan de Beer TCU 68 68 -4 T3 Gregor Main UCLA 70 70 -2 T3 Eddie Olson UNLV 70 70 -2 T3 Andrea Pavan Texas A&M 70 70 -2 T3 Matt Smith Texas Tech 70 70 -2 T7 Dylan Frittelli Texas 71 71 -1 T7 Jesper Kennegard Arizona State 71 71 -1 T7 T.J. Vogel Southern California 71 71 -1 T10 Cody Gribble Texas 72 72 E T10 Martin Trainer Southern California 72 72 E

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T16 Chesson Hadley +2 74 74 T25 Paul Haley +3 75 75 T25 James White +3 75 75 T38 Kyle Scott +4 76 76 T38 John Tyler Griffin +4 76 76

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