Golf Team Eighth in Las Vegas

March 7, 2008

Cameron Tringale fired a 1-under-par 71 Friday and is tied for 10th place, but the sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets are tied for eighth place after posting a 9-over-par 297 in the first round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas, Nev.

Tech is 12 shots off the lead held by Southern California, which shot 3-under 285 and has a three-stroke margin on UCLA and host UNLV. Charlotte and Georgia are tied for fourth place at 1-over 289, followed by Texas A&M (+3) and Florida (+5). The Yellow Jackets are tied with fourth-ranked Oklahoma State and Arizona.

Tringale, a junior from Laguna Niguel, Calif., had four birdies on his card at the 7,510-yard, par 72 Southern Highlands Golf Club, but also had one bogey and a double-bogey at the par-4 sixth. He is three shots off the lead shared by Jonas Enander Hedin of Charlotte and Matt Kensinger of UNLV, who both carded 68s.

Defending NCAA champion Jamie Lovemark is in a three-way tie for third at 3-under 69, while Oklahoma State’s Rickie Fowler heads a four-way tie for sixth at 70. Tringale is tied with five others at 71.

Taylor Hall and Chesson Hadley are tied for 21st place after shooting 73 each, and the Yellow Jackets had to count an 80, posted by both John Tyler Griffin and David Dragoo, in their team score.

Round two is scheduled for Saturday, with the final 18 holes set for Sunday. Live scoring and tee times are available at www.golfstat.com.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATESouthern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.First-round Results

TEAM STANDINGS Southern California 285 -3 UCLA 288 E UNLV 288 E Charlotte 289 +1 Georgia 289 +1 Texas A&M 291 +3 Florida 293 +5 Georgia Tech 297 +9 Oklahoma State 297 +9 Arizona 297 +9 Arizona State 298 +10 Texas 305 +17 Minnesota 306 +18 Hawai’i 308 +20 Air Force 319 +31

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Jonas Enander Hedin, Charlotte 68 -4 Matt Kensinger, UNLV 68 -4 Matthew Giles, Southern California 69 -3 Creighton Honeck, Arizona 69 -3 Jamie Lovemark, Southern California 69 -3 Erik Flores, UCLA 70 -2 Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State 70 -2 Scott Pinckney, Arizona State 70 -2 Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech 71 -1 Hudson Swafford, Georgia 71 -1 Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M 71 -1 Rory Hie, Southern California 71 -1 Billy Horschel, Florida 71 -1 Adam Mitchell, Georgia 71 -1 Eddie Olson, UNLV 71 -1

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T10 Cameron Tringale 71 -1 T21 Taylor Hall 73 +1 T21 Chesson Hadley 73 +1 T66 John Tyler Griffin 80 +8 T66 David Dragoo 80 +8

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