March 28, 2005
ATLANTA – Chan Song fired a six-under-par 66 Monday and is tied for the lead after 18 holes, and No. 2-ranked Georgia Tech posted a team score of 290 (two over par) to tie for fourth-place after the weather-delayed first round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Golf Tournament at Awendaw, S.C.
The Yellow Jackets, tied with Kentucky, are 14 strokes behind 16th-ranked Augusta State (14-under 276), which rode the strong play of Scott Jamieson, tied with Song at 66, and Kalle Edberg, who carded a 67. Mike Barbosa also played well for the Yellow Jackets Monday, coming in at 71 to tie for eighth place with eight other players.
After the first round was rained out Sunday at the Bulls Bay Golf Club, the 15-team field played 18 holes and was midway though the second round when play was halted Monday. The second round will be completed Tuesday morning, then the teams will continue into the final 18 holes.
South Carolina, the nation’s 18th-ranked team, was tied with Auburn for second place at even-par 288, followed by Tech and Kentucky. NC State was in sixth place at 291, followed by Wake Forest (294) and third-ranked Georgia (296). LSU, Florida State and Alabama were tied for ninth at 299.
Alex Hamilton of South Carolina and Patton Kizzire of Auburn each shot 68 and are tied for fourth in the medal race, Matt Kohn of Kentucky shot 69 and Heath West of LSU posted a 70.
Song and Barbosa didn’t get a lot of help from the rest of the Yellow Jackets, however. Nicholas Thompson is in a large group tied for 42nd place after shooting 76, while Roberto Castro added a 77, and Kevin Larsen shot 82.
THE HOOTIE AT BULLS BAY Awendaw, S.C. First round Results
TEAM STANDINGS Augusta State 276 South Carolina 288 Auburn 288 Georgia Tech 290 Kentucky 290 NC State 291 Wake Forest 294 Georgia 296 LSU 299 Florida State 299 Alabama 299 Vanderbilt 300 North Carolina 300 College of Charleston 303 Clemson 303
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Chan Song, Georgia Tech 66 Scott Jamieson, Augusta State 66 Kalle Edberg, Augusta State 67 Alex Hamilton, South Carolina 68 Patton Kizzire, Auburn 68 Matt Kohn, Kentucky 69 Heath West, LSU 70