Tech Golfers Tied for 10th at Waikoloa

Feb. 14, 2003

Waikoloa, HI – Sophomore Nicholas Thompson fired a five-under-par 67 and senior Troy Matteson a three-under 69 Thursday, and Tech shot an 8-under-par 280 as a team, but slid to a tie for 10th place after two rounds of 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, who played their second round on the par-72 King’s Course, shot eight strokes better than they did Wednesday on the par-70 Beach Course, but finished the day with a 36-hole total of 568 (even par), 14 shots behind tournament leader UCLA (14-under-par 554), who recorded a team score of 271. The final found takes place later today.

TCU is in second place at 13-under 555, followed by Arkansas (558). Four teams — Houston, Oklahoma, Lamar and Texas Tech — are tied for fourth place at 6-under 562. Southern California is in eighth place (566) and Washington is in ninth (567). Tech is tied with Pepperdine for 10th place in the 21-team field.

Thompson’s 67 gave him a 36-hole total of 141, one shot under par, tied for 21st place. Matteson’s 69 has him tied for 28th place at even-par 142. Sophomore Chan Wongluekiet, who was tied for the lead after 18 holes, shot 73 and is in a tie for 42nd place at 1-over-par 143. Freshman Thomas Jordan shot a 76 and is tied for 79th at 147, and senior Adam Cranford carded a 71 Thursday to move up to a tie for 116th at 155.

Adam Meyer of TCU is the individual leader at 7-under-par 135 after firing a 68 Thursday. He is two strokes ahead of a group of six golfers at 137.

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