ATLANTA – Two members of the Georgia Tech mens golf team have qualified for the match play portion of the 2000 United States Amateurn Championship. Senior Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.) and junior Matt Weibring (Plano, Texas) finished among the top 64 following 36 holes of medal play to reach the match play portion of the event. The Amateur Championship is being contested at Baltusrols Upper (6,975-yard, par-71) and Lower (7,191-yard, par-70) courses in Springfield, N.J.
Molder, the two-time ACC Player of the Year finished the first 36 holes of play with a 1-under-par total of 69-71140 and finished as one of three players tied for fifth following medal play. He will open match play by facing Tim Riley of Belleville, Ill, who was 58th following the first two days of play in a matchup beginning at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday.
Weibring, who was the Yellow Jackets top finisher at last years NCAA Championships with his sixth-place showing, was one of 12 players tied for 27th place after the first two days of competition. His 3-over-par total of 72-72144 will place him in a first-round match with Jeff Quinney of Eurgene, Ore., who was in 36th position after the medal play, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
The event will continue with the second and third rounds being played on Thursday and the remaining rounds taking place on Friday and Saturday, with the final 36-hole match on Sunday. Results and scoring are available on the Internet at www.usamateur.org.