Austin, TX (March 26) – The second-ranked Georgia Tech men’s golf team sprinted to the front of the field at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate after a first-round score of 281 on Monday. The 54-hole event is being contest at the 6,906-yard, par-72 Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas.
The Yellow Jackets stand at 7-under-par, 281, after 18 holes and lead a group of teams, that includes the host Texas Longhorns, which are at even par after the first round.
Tech’s individuals in the field are led by senior Bryce Molder, who is one of four Jackets in the top 20. Molder opened the tourney with a 5-under-par score of 33-34¯67, and is the event’s leader by two shots entering this afternoon’s second round.
Joining Molder in the top five is junior Kris Mikkelsen, who continued his improved play with an opening-round score of 2-under-par, 35-35-70, to stand as part of a three-way tie for fourth place. Senior Wes Latimer is right behind Mikkelsen in seventh place, as he opened with a 1-under-par score of 32-39¯71. Latimer is tied with six other players in seventh position.
Junior Matt Weibring is the fourth Tech player in the top 20, as he is part of a four-way tie for 16th place at 1-over-par 34-39-73. The final member of the Tech contingent is sophomore Troy Matteson, who is one of nine players in 30th place after an opening-round 37-38¯75.
The Morris Williams is continuing this afternoon with the second 18 holes of play, and will conclude on Tuesday morning with the final round at the Austin Country Club.