Golfers Topple Texas, Lead Georgia at Callaway Match Play

Oct. 28, 2007

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech defeated Texas, 4-1, Sunday in its first round match at the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship in Greensboro, Ga., and led Georgia in the second round before play was suspended at 6:30 p.m. due to darkness.

Play will resume Monday at 8:30 a.m. with the third-seeded Yellow Jackets leading the sixth-seeded Bulldogs, 2-1, at the Oconee Course at Reynolds Plantation. Tech’s Taylor Hall defeated Harris English, 3 and 2, and the Jackets’ Paul Haley dispatched Russell Henley, 4 and 3, while the Bulldogs’ Adam Mitchell downed junior David Dragoo, 4 and 2.

The other two matches were dormie, with Tech’s Cameron Tringale holding a 2-hole lead on Rob Bennett, and the Bulldogs’ Brian Harman holding a 2-hole advantage on Chesson Hadley.

If both matches hold, the Yellow Jackets will advance to the third round to face the winner of a match between Alabama and South Carolina. The Gamecocks led in four of five matches when play was suspended. Third-round play will begin approximately one hour after completion of the second round.

Florida led Coastal Carolina, and UCLA led Tennessee in the other two winners bracket matches when play was suspended.

Complete results and live scoring

Hadley set the tone for the Yellow Jackets in the first round against Texas, winning four of the first eight holes and closing out his match, 3 and 2, with Charlie Holland on the 15th hole. Hall fared similarly against Jace Moore, moving 5-up through seven holes and holding steady to eliminate Moore, 5 and 4, on the 13th hole. Tringale was never up more than one hole in his match before surviving 1-up over Bobby Hudson, and Haley won three of the last four holes to close out Hector Diaz-Ceballos, 2 and 1. Texas scored its only point of the match when Kevin Schultz rallied to a 1-up victory over the Jackets’ John Tyler Griffin after dropping his first three holes.

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