Oct. 3, 2003
Rocky Face, Ga. – Led by a career-best round of 1-under-par, 71 by sophomore Mike Barbosa, the Georgia Tech golf team is in fifth place after 18 holes of play at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga. The three-day tournament is being contested for the 15th time at the par-72, 7,010-yard Farm Golf Club.
Barbosa turned in the top day of his Yellow Jacket career, as he recorded six birdies, including four on the back nine to finish with his 1-under-par, 39-32-71. That score ties him with four other players in fifth place, two shots behind individual leader Matt Hendrix of Clemson, who carded a 3-under-par, 34-35-69.
As a team, Tech finished with an 8-over-par score of 296 to stand alone in fifth place after the first day of competition. That total is seven shots behind team leader Clemson, which finished the day at 1-over-par, 289, as no teams were able to break par on Friday.
The next Yellow Jacket individual in the field is rookie Kevin Larsen, who had a solid day by finishing at 1-over-par, 36-37-73, in a round that included an eagle on the 15th hole. That score puts Larsen among nine players in 16th place. Junior Nicholas Thompson is the third Tech player in the individual standings, as he is tied for 35th place after an opening-round score of 3-over-par, 39-36-75.
The Carpet Capital Collegiate will continue on Saturday with the second round of play. Full tournament results along with live scoring are available at www.golfstatlive.com.
TEAM SCORES AFTER 18 HOLES1. Clemson 2892. UNLV 2943. Florida 295 Texas 2955. Georgia Tech 2966. Georgia 297 South Carolina 2978. Auburn 2989. Augusta State 30110. Vanderbilt 30211. Tennessee 303 NC State 303 Oklahoma 30314. Wake Forest 30414. TCU 30416. Duke 306 Southern California 30618. East Tennessee State 312
TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS 1. Matt Hendrix, Clemson 34-35-69 2. Tom Hagler, Augusta State 37-33-70 Ben Hayes, Southern California 37-33-70 Matthew Rosenfeld, Texas 35-35-70 5. Mike Barbosa, Georgia Tech 39-32-71 Jack Ferguson, Clemson 36-35-71 Martin Flores, Oklahoma 36-35-71 Jason Hartwick, Texas 39-32-71 Martin Rominger, South Carolina 36-35-71 10. Six Players Tied at 72