Golf Team Five Shots Out at Las Vegas

March 12, 2005

ATLANTA – Roberto Castro fired a three-under-par 69 Friday and moved into a tie for seventh place individually, while No. 2-ranked Georgia Tech posted a five-under-par team score of 283 and improved to fifth place after 36 holes of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Golf Championship in Las Vegas, Nev.

Tech (283 – 580) is tied with Wake Forest (283 – 580), just five strokes behind host team UNLV (281 – 575). Top-ranked Oklahoma State is in second place at 284 – 576, tied with Arizona State (288 – 576), while Georgia stands fourth at 281 – 577).

The final 18 holes will be played Sunday.

Castro, part of a large group of players at one-under-par 143 for the tournament, is five shots off the lead of South Carolina’s Mark Anderson (72 – 138). Spencer Levin of New Mexico and Ryan Moore of UNLV, who both shot 67 Friday, are tied for second at 140.

Mike Barbosa shot 74 Friday for Tech and is tied for 15th place at even-par 144. Nicholas Thompson shot 72 Friday and is tied for 22nd place at 146, while Kevin Larsen and Chan Song, who both carded 71s Friday, are tied for 47th place at 150.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATELas Vegas, Nev.Second-Round Results

TEAM LEADERS UNLV 281 – 575 (-1) Oklahoma State 284 – 576 Arizona State 288 – 576 Georgia 281 – 577 Georgia Tech 283 – 580 Wake Forest 283 – 580 South Carolina 296 – 586 Florida 290 – 586 New Mexico 289 – 592 UCLA 303 – 593 Washington 303 – 596 TCU 296 – 596 Clemson 297 – 597 Auburn 300 – 599 Texas 302 – 604

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Mark Anderson, South Carolina 72 – 138 (-6) Spencer Levin, New Mexico 67 – 140 Ryan Moore, UNLV 67 – 140 Daniel Im, UCLA 75 – 141 David Denham, Georgia 70 – 142 Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State 72 – 142 Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech 69 – 143 Martin Catalioto, Clemson 68 – 143 Sam Hunt, UNLV 71 – 143 J.J. Killeen, TCU 70 – 143 Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State 68 – 143 Pat Moore, Arizona State 70 – 143 Jesse Mueller, Arizona State 72 – 143 Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest 67 – 143

GEORGIA TECH SCORES Roberto Castro (T7) 69 – 143 (-1) Mike Barbosa (T15) 74 – 144 Nicholas Thompson (T22) 72 – 146 Kevin Larsen (T47) 71 – 150 Chan Song (T47) 71 – 150

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