Jackets Tie for Eighth in Las Vegas Golf

March 11, 2007

ATLANTA –

With scoring conditions difficult for the second straight day, Roberto Castro shot a 78 and Cameron Tringale added a 76 for their high rounds of the tournament, but both players finished tied for 10th place in the final standings at the Southern Highlands Collegiate golf tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.

Only nine players broke par Sunday on the 7,510-yard Southern Highlands Golf Club, and half the field was unable to break 300 as a team.

Meanwhile, Chesson Hadley posting Tech’s best score of the day (74) and Taylor Hall adding a 75 for a team score of 303. The 17th-ranked Yellow Jackets fell back to a tie for eighth place with seventh-ranked Clemson at 32-over-par 896, 22 shots off the lead.

No. 13 UCLA posted the day’s best score of 1-under 287 and rallied past No. 6 Georgia to capture the team title by three shots. The Bruins finished with a 10-under-par tournament total of 874. Georgia shot 293 and finished at 13-over 877. Arizona finished third, No. 9 UNLV fourth and Minnesota fifth. Defending national champion Oklahoma State was sixth.

Tech began the day in a tie for sixth and maintained its position through the front nine, but all of the Yellow Jackets struggled on the back nine, playing the side in a collective 21-over-par. Castro, a senior from Alpharetta, Ga., who nonetheless posted his fourth straight top-10 finish, carded a pair of double-bogeys and three bogeys, while Tringale, a sophomore from Laguna Niguel, Calif., who finished in the top 10 for the second time this spring, had a pair of bogeys and one double bogey on the back.

Hadley, a freshman from Raleigh, N.C., stemmed his slide with a pair of birdies in the last three holes. Hall, a sophomore from LaGrange, Ga., played the steadiest round of the day with 14 pars, one birdie, one double bogey and two bogeys.

Tech is off until Apr. 9-11 when it hosts the United States Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATESouthern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.Final Results

TEAM STANDINGS UCLA 282-305-287 874 +10 Georgia 285-299-293 877 +13 Arizona 293-299-293 885 +21 UNLV 302-291-293 886 +22 Minnesota 292-303-293 888 +24 Oklahoma State 295-301-295 891 +27 Texas A&M 293-299-303 894 +30 Clemson 297-296-303 896 +32 Georgia Tech 286-307-303 896 +32 Florida 291-300-307 898 +34 Arizona State 290-311-300 901 +37 Washington 299-305-298 902 +38 Texas 298-312-294 904 +40 Wake Forest 296-301-317 914 +50 Kentucky 294-311-312 917 +53

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Lucas Lee, UCLA 69-72-72 213 -3 Alex Volpenhein, Kentucky 70-75-69 214 -2 Billy Horschel, Florida 69-72-74 215 -1 Chris Kirk, Georgia 68-76-71 215 -1 Pete Oriol, Arizona 71-73-71 215 -1 Brendon Todd, Georgia 68-77-71 216 E Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota 71-74-72 217 +1 Niall Turner, Minnesota 72-74-71 217 +1 Kevin Chappell, UCLA 68-78-72 218 +2 Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M 75-71-73 219 +3 Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech 70-71-78 219 +3 Martin Piller, Texas A&M 67-74-78 219 +3 Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech 73-70-76 219 +3

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T10 Roberto Castro 70-71-78 219 +3 T10 Cameron Tringale 73-70-76 219 +3 T45 Chesson Hadley 72-83-74 229 +13 T63 Kevin Larsen 71-84-78 233 +17 73 Taylor Hall 78-83-75 236 +20

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