Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The second-ranked Georgia Tech men’s golf team struggled over the final 18 holes of play and finished second at the U.S. Collegiate Championships. Tech was unable to defend its title from a year ago in the event. The three-day event was contested at the 7,057-yard, par-72 Vista Vallarta Golf Club in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The Yellow Jackets finished the third round at 9-over-par 297 and ended the tournament with a team score of 4-over-par 289-282-297-868. That score put Tech well off the pace of team champion Georgia, which blistered the Vista Vallarta layout for a team score of 29-under-par 284-272-279-835 to win the event by 33 shots.
Northwestern’s Luke Donald was the individual medalist in the event. Individual Georgia Tech results were unavailable at the time of this release, and will be updated when available.
The U.S. Collegiate Championships will be aired by ESPN2 on a tape-delay basis on April 14 from 2-4 p.m. and on April 15 from 3-5 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets will take next week off before heading to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the ACC Championships at Walt Disney World’s Magnolia Course. Tech will be looking for its first title since 1999, while senior Bryce Molder will be seeking his second-straight individual crown.