Oct. 5, 2001
Rocky Face, Ga. – The Georgia Tech men’s golf team found the scoring groove it had been searching for on Friday and stormed to the lead after 18 holes of play at the 13th annual Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga. The 54-hole event is being contested at the 6,906-yard, par-72 Farm Golf Club.
The Yellow Jackets were led by junior Troy Matteson and freshman Chan Wongluekiet, both of whom are among the event’s top-10 individuals, and carded a team round of 8-under-par 280 and lead the Tennessee Volunteers (283) by three shots entering the second round. Tennessee was the leader in the clubhouse before Tech recorded its score and the two schools were the only teams under par on the day.
Matteson was the Jackets top individual performer on day one, as he carded a 4-under-par round of 33-35=68, dropping a short birdie putt on the final hole for his final score. He trails individual leader Dustin Bray of North Carolina (34-33=67), by one shot after 18 holes.
Right behind Matteson was Wongluekiet, who played the back nine in a total of 3-under-par 33, to finish with a score of 36-33=72 and is one of three players tied for fourth place. The next Tech individual in the field is senior Matt Weibring, who carded a 1-under-par score of 38-33=71, and is tied with four other players for eighth place. Fellow senior Kris Mikkelsen is just one shot behind Weibring after making birdie on the final hole to finish at even-par, 36-36=72, and is part of three-way tie for 13th place. The final member of the Tech contingent is freshman Nick Thompson, who part of a 11-player logjam in 28th place after a 3-over-par round of 38-37=75 in his first competitive round as a collegian.
The second round of play will get under way on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m., with the Yellow Jackets grouped in threesomes with Tennessee and Wake Forest, beginning at 9:58 a.m. Live scoring and updated results are available at www.thefarmgolfclub.org and live.golfstat.com.
TOP-10 TEAM SCORES AFTER 18 HOLES 1. Georgia Tech 280 2. Tennessee 283 3. Wake Forest 291 4. Clemson 294 5. Auburn 296 6. North Carolina 297 7. Georgia 298 8. UCLA 300 9. South Carolina 303 NC State 303
TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS & TECH PLAYERS 1. Dustin Bray, North Carolina 34-33=67 2. Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech 33-35=68 Ian Parnaby, Tennessee 33-35=68 4. Chan Wongluekiet, Georgia Tech 36-33=69 D.J. Trahan, Clemson 36-33=69 Marco Trejos, ETSU 35-34=69 7. Jay Morgan, Wake Forest 35-35=70 8. David Miller, Georgia 34-37=71 David Skinns, Tennessee 35-36=71 Garth Mulroy, NC State 36-35=71
GEORGIA TECH INDIVIDUALS T-8. Matt Weibring 38-33=71 T-13. Kris Mikkelsen 36-36=72 T-28. Nick Thompson 38-37=75