Song Ties for Third, but Tech Falls to Sixth at Bulls Bay Golf

March 29, 2005

ATLANTA – Chan Song completed his second round in 73 strokes and matched that score for this third round Tuesday, finishing in a tie for third place in the medal race of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Golf Tournament at Awendaw, S.C. But the rest of the Yellow Jackets were unable to keep pace with first-day leader Augusta State and Kentucky and finished sixth in the team race.

The Jaguars rallied with a final round 286 (two under par) after a second-round 304, and Kentucky posted rounds of 287 and 289 as the two teams finished in a tie at 866. Kentucky won the team title in a one-hole playoff. Tech remained 14 shots off the pace (880) at the finish, but rounds of 297 and 293 allowed Auburn (284 – 870), Georgia (283 – 873) and LSU (290 – 876) to pass the Yellow Jackets.

First-round leader Scott Jamieson of Augusta State closed with rounds of 71 and 68 for a total of 11-under-par 205 and won medalist honors by five shots over Webb Simpson of Wake Forest (210).

The tie for third was the best-ever finish for Song, who tied with John Holmes of Kentucky at four-under 212, followed by Matt Kohn of Kentucky at 215 and a group of three players at even-par 216.

Mike Barbosa tied for 15th individually at three-over 219 after posting rounds of 73 and 75 Tuesday. Roberto Castro shot 74-72 Monday and tied for 32nd place at 223, while Nicholas Thompson (75-75) tied for 45th place at 226, and Kevin Larsen (81-76) tied for 71st at 239.

Tech is off until Apr. 15-17, when the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship takes place in New London, N.C.

THE HOOTIE AT BULLS BAYAwendaw, S.C.Final Results

TEAM STANDINGS Kentucky 290-287-289 – 866* Augusta State 276-304-286 – 866 Auburn 288-298-284 – 870 Georgia 296-294-283 – 873 LSU 299-287-290 – 876 Georgia Tech 290-297-293 – 880 South Carolina 288-296-297 – 881 Wake Forest 294-303-289 – 886 NC State 291-303-301 – 892 Alabama 299-292-302 – 893 Florida State 299-288-308 – 895 Clemson 303-302-291 – 896 Vanderbilt 300-297-306 – 903 North Carolina 300-307-296 – 903 College of Charleston 303-303-298 – 904 *won in first hole of playoff

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Scott Jamieson, Augusta State 205 Webb Simpson, Wake Forest 210 John Holmes, Kentucky 212 Chan Song, Georgia Tech 212 Matt Kohn, Kentucky 215 Mark Blakefield, Kentucky 216 Lee Williams, Auburn 216 Steven Lewton, NC State 216

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T3rd Chan Song 66-73-73 – 212 T15th Mike Barbosa 71-73-75 – 219 T32nd Roberto Castro 77-74-72 – 223 T45th Nicholas Thompson 76-75-75 – 226 T71st Kevin Larsen 82-81-76 – 239

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