Tech Golfers Finish Ninth at SHC Masters

March 13, 2011

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Las Vegas, Nev. –

James White fired a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to complete his fifth consecutive top-10 finish, but the rest of Georgia Tech’s golf team couldn’t match his performance, and the fourth-ranked Yellow Jackets tumbled to a ninth-place finish at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.

White, a junior from Acworth, Ga., started the tournament with a pair of 74s, but on Sunday recorded five birdies with one bogey to jump from 17th place to a tie for fifth place at even-par 216. White has won two tournaments this year and has not finished lower than eighth in his last five events.

But the Yellow Jackets had to count a pair of 79s Sunday from John-Tyler Griffin and Richard Werenski, and Kyle Scott and Paul Haley each shot 80 as Tech posted the day’s highest team total of 306 (16 over par), falling from fifth to ninth place in the 15-team field.

Top-ranked Oklahoma State, which was tied for third place with the Yellow Jackets after the first round, completed its move up the leaderboard Sunday with the best round of the day, 5-under 283, and won the tournament by seven shots over Texas A&M. The Cowboys were the only team to finish 54 holes under par (1-under 863). The Aggies finished at 6-over 870.

California, the 36-hole leader, slipped to third place at 9-over 872, followed by UCLA (+12), Arizona State (+25), Georgia (+26), UNLV (+27) and Duke (+29). Tech completed the tournament t 30-over-par 894.

Morgan Hoffman of Oklahoma State won medalist honors with a 10-under-par score of 206, two shots ahead of Jordan Russell of Texas A&M, the leader after 36 holes.

The Yellow Jackets return to action next Sunday in the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Ga.

SHC MASTERSSouthern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.Final Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Oklahoma State 294 286 283 863 -1 2 Texas A&M 280 296 294 870 +6 3 California 294 276 303 873 +9 4 UCLA 301 283 292 876 +12 5 Arizona State 292 303 294 889 +25 6 Georgia 305 298 287 890 +26 7 UNLV 303 293 295 891 +27 8 Duke 304 292 297 893 +29 9 Georgia Tech 294 294 306 894 +30 T10 Texas 294 308 297 899 +35 T10 TCU 301 300 298 899 +35 T12 Southern California 311 294 301 906 +42 T12 Texas Tech 299 307 300 906 +42 14 Baylor 305 301 306 912 +48 15 Arizona 306 312 301 919 +55

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Morgan Hoffmann Oklahoma State 69 68 69 206 -10 2 Jordan Russell Texas A&M 64 71 73 208 -8 3 Patrick Cantlay UCLA 75 67 71 213 -3 4 Stephen Hale California 70 68 76 214 -2 T5 Ben An California 72 69 75 216 E T5 James White Georgia Tech 74 74 68 216 E 7 Dylan Frittelli Texas 70 73 74 217 +1 8 Sean Einhaus Oklahoma State 72 72 74 218 +2 T9 Derek Ernst UNLV 74 75 70 219 +3 T9 Nils Floren Texas Tech 73 71 75 219 +3 T9 Jesper Kennegard Arizona State 71 74 74 219 +3 T9 Scott Pinckney Arizona State 70 77 72 219 +3 T9 Hudson Swafford Georgia 77 75 67 219 +3 14 Kevin Tway Oklahoma State 80 70 70 220 +4 T15 Tim Gornik Duke 78 70 73 221 +5 T15 Conrad Shindler Texas A&M 69 77 75 221 +5 T17 Connor Driscoll UCLA 73 72 77 222 +6 T17 Steve Lim Southern California 75 74 73 222 +6 T17 Wes Roach Duke 74 71 77 222 +6

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T5 James White (1) 74-74-68 — 216 T25 J.T. Griffin (2) 71-74-79 — 226 T25 Kyle Scott (3) 72-72-80 — 224 T60 Paul Haley (4) 77-75-80 — 232 T60 Richard Werenski (5) 79-74-79 — 232

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