Tech Golf Tied for Fifth Place after First Round of Compaq U.S. Intercollegiate Championship

ATLANTA (Apr. 7) – Georgia Tech senior Carlton Forrester and junior Bryce Molder each shot one-under-par 71 Friday, pacing the top-ranked Yellow Jackets to an even-par 288 as a team and a tie for fifth place with fourth-ranked Georgia after one round of the Compaq U.S. Intercollegiate Championship in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Florida, the nation’s 17th-ranked team, blistered the Eldorado Golf Club with a team score of 271, which is 13 shots ahead of second place UNLV. Oklahoma State is in third at 286, followed by Arizona at 287.

Forrester and Molder are tied for 11th place individually with seven others, six shots behind Bubba Dickerson of Florida, who paced the Gators with a course record with a 65. Bryant Odom of Georgia is tied for second at 67.

Tech senior Matt Kuchar and sophomore Matt Weibring carded 73’s and are tied for 25th place. Freshman Troy Matteson is tied for 36th after posting a 75.

Saturday’s second round will be televised live on ESPN from 12-2 p.m. Eastern time. The final round Sunday will air on ESPN2 on tape delay.

COMPAQ U.S. COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Eldorado Golf Course, Los Cabos, Mexico

First-round Results

TEAM SCORESFlorida         271UNLV            284Oklahoma State  286Arizona         287Georgia Tech    288Georgia         288Houston         291Clemson         293Northwestern    295Texas Christian 298Arizona State   303Kent            305INDIVIDUAL LEADERSBubba Dickerson, Florida        65Ben Banks, Florida              67Bryant Odom, Georgia            67Reid Hatley, Arizona            68Jeremy Anderson, UNLV           68Camillo Benedetti, Florida      69Luke Donald, Northwestern       69Edward Loar, Oklahoma State     69Nick Gilliam, Florida           70Aaron Hickman, TCU              70GEORGIA TECH SCORESCarlton Forrester (T11th)       71Bryce Molder (T11th)            71Matt Kuchar (T25th)             73Matt Weibring (T25th)           73Troy Matteson (T36th)           75

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