Oct. 7, 2007
ATLANTA – All-Americans Cameron Tringale and Chesson Hadley paced Georgia Tech by carding 2-under-par 70s in the opening round of the Brickyard Collegiate in Macon, Ga., while the Yellow Jackets find themselves in third place, six strokes off the lead.
Tringale, a junior from Laguna Niguel, Calif., posted his best round of the early fall season, posting four birdies and an eagle in his round to offset four bogeys. Hadley, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., who won the Carpet Capital Collegiate three weeks ago, had three birdies and a bogey in his round, his third under par in four tries this fall.
Tech scored a 5-under-par 283 as a team on the 7,128-yard Brickyard at Riverside course. Clemson, with an 11-under 277, leads by a stroke over Georgia, which shot 10-under 278. Eastern Michigan (3-under), Akron (+1), South Carolina (+2), Furman (+2), Middle Tennessee State (+6), Troy (+7) and host Mercer (+9) round out the top 10.
Georgia’s Harris English, playing as an individual, shot the day’s best round of 7-under-par 65, and has a two-stroke lead over Clemson’s Tanner Ervin (67). The Bulldogs’ Brian Harman is third at 68, followed by a group of five players at 69.
Tee times for Tech in Monday’s second round are, off the No. 1 tee, David Dragoo (9:55 a.m.), Paul Haley (10:03 a.m.) and Chesson Hadley (10:12 a.m.), and off the No. 10 tee, Cameron Tringale (9:55 a.m.) and Taylor Hall (10:03 a.m.).