Golfers Drop to 14th at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

March 14, 2010

Las Vegas, Nev. – Chesson Hadley and James White shot 79s to pace Georgia Tech Saturday on a day when high scores ruled, and the Yellow Jackets posted the day’s highest score of 322 and fell to 14th place after 36 holes of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.

The Yellow Jackets are 29 shots behind host UNLV entering the Sunday’s final round on the 7,510-yard, par 72 Southern Highlands Golf Club. The 18th-ranked Rebels shot the day’s best round of 297, and stand at 17-over-par 593, seven shots ahead of No. 11 UCLA. No. 7 Texas A&M is two shots back of the Bruins in third place, followed by No. 17 Southern California. No. 12 Arizona State and No. 16 Texas Tech are tied for fifth place.

The 15-team field includes 13 of the nation’s top 30 teams.

Paul Haley shot 81 and John-Tyler Griffin added an 83 Saturday to count for the Yellow Jackets.

T.J. Vogel of Southern California and Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State are tied for the individual lead at 71-72 – 143 entering Sunday’s final round. Hadley is tied for 25th place at 9-over 153, while White is tied for 28th at 10-over 154.

The Yellow Jackets tee off at 12:12 p.m. Eastern time Sunday for the final round.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE MASTERSSouthern Highlands Golf ClubSecond-Round Results

TEAM STANDINGS finish top 20 schools scores 1 UNLV 296 297 593 +17 2 UCLA 294 306 600 +24 3 Texas A&M 295 307 602 +26 4 Southern California 296 307 603 +27 T5 Arizona State 305 303 608 +32 T5 Texas Tech 304 304 608 +32 7 TCU 302 310 612 +36 8 Tennessee 302 313 615 +39 9 Texas 297 320 617 +41 T10 Arizona 303 315 618 +42 T10 Florida 292 326 618 +42 12 Georgia 298 322 620 +44 13 New Mexico 305 316 621 +45 14 Georgia Tech 300 322 622 +46 15 Oklahoma State 302 321 623 +47

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS finish top 20 players school scores T1 Jesper Kennegard Arizona State 71 72 143 -1 T1 T.J. Vogel Southern California 71 72 143 -1 3 Johan de Beer TCU 68 76 144 E T4 Gregor Main UCLA 70 77 147 +3 T4 Eddie Olson UNLV 70 77 147 +3 T6 Tyson Alexander Florida 68 80 148 +4 T6 Cody Gribble Texas 72 76 148 +4 T6 Brett Kanda UNLV 75 73 148 +4 T6 Travis Ross New Mexico 75 73 148 +4 T10 Dylan Frittelli Texas 71 78 149 +5 T10 Alex Kim UCLA 73 76 149 +5 T10 Andrea Pavan Texas A&M 70 79 149 +5

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T25 Chesson Hadley +9 74 79 153 T28 James White +10 75 79 154 T38 Paul Haley +12 75 81 156 T54 John Tyler Griffin +15 76 83 159 T74 Kyle Scott +20 76 88 164

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