Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (April 7) – The second-ranked Georgia Tech men’s golf team improved its play over the second round April 7 and remained alone in second place after 36 holes at the Ford U.S. Collegiate Championships. The 54-hole event is being contested at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The Yellow Jackets carded a 6-under-par round of 282 on Saturday to stand at 5-under-par 289-282-571 after the first two rounds of play. Tech is 15 shots off the pace of team leader, and top-ranked Georgia, which fired a second-round score of 16-under-par 272 and is at 20-under-par 284-272-556.
Tech junior Matt Weibring continued his solid play on Saturday, as he fired a season-low round of 4-under-par 68 on the second day and is alone in fourth place at 5-under-par 71-68-139. Weibring trails individual leader Nick Cassini of Georgia (68-67-135) by four shots entering the final round.
Joining Weibring in the top five is senior Bryce Molder, who also had a second-round score of 68 and is tied for fifth place at 72-68*140. The next Tech individual in the field is sophomore Troy Matteson, who is part of a five-way tie for 21st at 2-over-par 74-72-146. He is followed by junior Kris Mikkelsen in 26th place at 73-74-147, and senior Wes Latimer in 30th place at 73-75-148.
The U.S. Collegiate Championships will conclude on Sunday with the final round of play at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club.