May 16, 2009
Bowling Green, Ky. – Despite a third delay to the second round of the NCAA Central Golf Regional Saturday morning, Georgia Tech shaved five shots off par in the closing eight holes and headed into the final round in third place.
The seventh-ranked Yellow Jackets were in seventh place when play was suspended Friday evening at the Club at Olde Stone, but finished the round Saturday in solid position, four shots ahead of a three-way tie for fourth. The third round began immediately.
The top five teams after 54 holes advance to the NCAA Championship May 26-30 in Toledo, Ohio.
The Jackets posted a 5-over-par score of 293 for the second round to go with its 292 Thursday, completing 36 holes in 9-over-par 585. Top-seeded Washington, with a 10-stroke lead over Tech and UCLA after round one, shot even-par 288 in the second round and holds first place at 6-under-par 570. The Bruins (285 for round two) are in second place at 1-over 577.
Louisville, NC State and Ohio State are tied for fourth place at 13-over 589, with Duke another stroke back at 590.
Senior Cameron Tringale played the final eight holes of round two in 1-under-par Saturday, posting a 74 that left him in a tie for sixth place individually. Chesson Hadley and John-Tyler Griffin posted even-par 72s in round two, and freshman James White shot a 75.
Hadley and Griffin each played the final eight holes of round two in 2-under-par.