Tech Golfers Sixth after 18 Holes at Waikoloa Intercollegiate

Feb. 12, 2003

WAIKOLOA, HI – Led by an even-par score of 70 by sophomore Chan Wongluekiet, the Georgia Tech golf team is one of three teams tied for sixth place at 8-over-par 288 following the first round of play at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawai’i. The 54-hole tournament is being played at both the par-72, 7,074-yard Kings and par-70, 6,566-yard Beach Courses.

The Yellow Jackets opened play in the event by playing the Beach Course and finished with the opening round score of 288. That total puts Tech 12 shots off the pace of team leader TCU, which fired a team round of 4-under-par 276 on the first day of play, also on the Beach Course layout.

Wongluekiet led the Tech individuals in the field, as he is one of nine players tied for 12th place at even-par, 31-39-70 following the first round of play. He is four shots off the pace of individual leader Ryan Baca of Baylor, who carded a 6-under-par, 34-32-66 in the opening round at the King’s Course.

Rookie Thomas Jordan is the next Yellow Jacket in the field, as he is part of an eight-way tie for 21st place, following a 1-over-par score of 34-37-71 on Wednesday. Senior Troy Matteson is the third Tech individual in the field, as he is part of an 18-way logjam in 46th place at 3-over-par, 37-36-73. Sophomore Nicholas Thompson is the fourth Jacket individual in the field and his opening-round score of 4-over-par, 39-35-74, places him among 13 players tied for 62nd place. Rounding out the Yellow Jacket contingent is senior Adam Cranford, who is in 130th place after an opening round score of 43-41-84.

The Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate will continue on Thursday with the second round of play and will conclude on Friday with the final round of competition.

TEAM SCORES AFTER 18 HOLESFin.   School                   Scores         1   TCU                      276            -4         2   Oklahoma, U. of          281            +1         3   Lamar University         283            +3             UCLA                     283            -5         5   Texas Tech Univ.         284            -4         6   Houston, Univ. of        288             E             Oregon, U. of            288            +8             Georgia Tech             288            +8         9   Baylor University        289            +1        10   Arizona State U.         290           +10        11   Hawaii-Hilo, U. of       291           +11             Nevada, Univ. of         291           +11             Arkansas, U. of          291            +3        14   Southern California      293            +5             Fresno State Univ.       293           +13             Pepperdine Univ.         293            +5        17   Washington, U. of        295            +7             Hawaii, Univ. of         295            +7        19   Mississippi, U. of       296           +16        20   Kansas, U. of            297            +9        21   Texas A&M University     299           +11        22   Stanford University      301           +21             Oregon State U.          301           +13        24   Rhode Island, U. of      303           +23        25   Air Force                304           +24        26   Nagoya U of Commerce     314           +26

TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS AND TECH PLAYERS Fin. Name School Scores 1 Ryan Baca Baylor 34- 32 66 -6 2 Adam Rubinson TCU 32- 35 67 -3 Mark Hull Texas Tech 35- 32 67 -5 Adam Meyer TCU 33- 34 67 -3 5 Nick Watney Fresno St. 34- 34 68 -2 6 John Kidwell Oklahoma 33- 36 69 -1 Andrew Dahl Arkansas 35- 34 69 -3 Chris Stroud Lamar 34- 35 69 -1 Steve Conway UCLA 34- 35 69 -3 Jim Renner Oklahoma 35- 34 69 -1 Chris Davis Lamar 36- 33 69 -1

TECH INDIVIDUALS T12 Chan Wongluekiet Georgia Tech 31- 39 70 E T21 Thomas Jordan Georgia Tech 34- 37 71 +1 T46 Troy Matteson Georgia Tech 37- 36 73 +3 T62 Nicholas Thompson Georgia Tech 39- 35 74 +4 130 Adam Cranford Georgia Tech 43- 41 84 +14

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