Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The second-ranked Georgia Tech men’s golf team is in second place after 18 holes of play at the U.S. Collegiate Championships. The 54-hole tournament is being held at the 7057-yard, par-72 Vista Vallarta Golf Club in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The Yellow Jackets finished the first round with a score of 1-over-par 289, and trail first-round leader and top-ranked Georgia (284) by five strokes entering Saturday’s second round.
Tech’s individuals in the field were led by junior Matt Weibring, who is part of a seven-way tie for seventh place at 1-under-par 35-36–71. Weibring trails individual leader Nick Cassini of Georgia (36-32–68) by three shots entering Saturday’s second round of play.
Joining Weibring in the event’s top 15 is senior Bryce Molder, who is part of a six-way tie for 14th place at even-par 38-34–72. He is followed in the individual standings by fellow fourth-year performer Wes Latimer, who is one of seven players tied for 20th place at 1-over-par 37-36–73. Kris Mikkelsen joined Latimer in the tie for 20th place, as he also shot a score of 1-over-par 36-37–73.
The final member of the Tech contingent in the field is sophomore Troy Matteson, who is part of a six-way logjam in 27th place at 38-36–74.
The U.S. Collegiate Championships will continue tomorrow with the second 18 holes of play and will conclude with the final round on play at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club on Sunday.