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Golf Team Fourth After 18 Holes at Golf World Invitational

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech mens golf team is in fourth place after a solid opening round at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Intercollegiate. The three-day, 54-hole event is being contested at the 6,651-yard, par-72 Arthur Hills Course in Hilton Head, S.C.

The Yellow Jackets finished the first 18 holes of play with a team total of 10-under-par 278. That round was the second lowest of the year for Tech. The Jackets trail team leader Georgia (268) by 10 shots entering Saturdays second round.

Tech was led by senior Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.), who carded a 3-under-par round of 34-3569 and is one of 13 players tied for 12th place. Molder trails individual leader Cody Beyer of Arizona (35-3065) by four shots after 18 holes. Joining Molder in the logjam in 12th place is junior Matt Weibring (Plano, Texas), who finished with a day-one total of 36-33-69.

The remaining three Yellow Jackets in the field are all part of an 11-way tie for 25th place at 2-under-par 70. Senior Wes Latimer (Woodstock, Ga.) finished the back nine with a 34 and finished at 36-3470. Sophomore Troy Matteson (Austin, Texas) used a steady round and joined the tie in 25th at 35-3570. The third member of the group is junior Kris Mikkelsen (Woodstock, Ga.), who matched Matteson with his opening-round score of 35-3570.

The Golf World Invitational will continue tomorrow with the second round of play and concludes on Sunday with the final round.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS1.      Georgia 2682.      Oklahoma State          2743.      South Carolina          2774.      Georgia Tech            2785.      North Carolina          2796.      UNLV                    2837.      Florida Southern        286        Clemson                 286        Texas                   286        Houston                 286        Arizona State           28612.     East Tennessee State    287        Florida                 287        TCU                     28715.     Wake Forest             28816.     New Mexico              289        Arizona                 28918.     Minnesota               290TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS, TECH FINISHERS1.      Cody Beyer, Arizona             35-30-652.      Erik Compton, Georgia           33-33-66        Anders Hultman, Okla. St.       32-34-664.      Nick Cassini, Georgia           32-35-67        Ryan Hybl, Georgia              34-33-67        John Bloomfield, S. Carolina    34-33-67        J.C. DeLeon, Okla. St.          34-33-678.      Kyle Thompson, S. Carolina      35-33-68        Steve Sokol, Fla. So.           35-33-68        Tyler Mays, UNLV                34-34-68        Bryant Odom, Georgia            34-34-68GEORGIA TECH INDIVIDUALST12.    Bryce Molder    34-35-69        Matt Weibring   36-33-69T20.    Wes Latimer     36-34-70        Troy Matteson   35-35-70        Kris Mikkelsen  35-35-70

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