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Golf Team Trails Georgia by Eight

Nov. 6, 2004

ATLANTA – Nicholas Thompson shot a 74 Saturday and is five shots off the lead, while top-ranked Georgia Tech still trails 36-hole leader Georgia by eight shots at the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm golf club in Rocky Face, Ga.

Tech shaved one shot off the Bulldogs’ first-round lead Saturday, posting a team total of 296. Thompson has a 36-hole total of 147 (three over par) and is five strokes behind Luke List of Vanderbilt, who carded a three-under-par 69 Saturday and has a one-shot lead on first-round leader David Denham of Georgia.

Third-ranked Georgia, who posted a 297 score Saturday and leads with an 11-over-par total of 587, has a six-shot advantage on Wake Forest, who produced the best round of the tournament so far at 292, four over par, and has a 36-hole total of 593. Tech is at 595, followed by No. 4 New Mexico at 597, and defending champion Florida at 600.

The final 18 round of the tournament on the 7,010-yard, par 72 layout begins at 8 a.m. Sunday. Tech, Georgia and Wake Forest are paired together with tee times beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Senior Chan Song, junior Mike Barbosa and sophomore Kevin Larsen matched Thompson’s 74 Saturday, neither golfer able to help Tech significantly close the gap on the Bulldogs. Larsen, with a two-round total of 150, is tied for 16th place, while Barbosa, at 151, is tied for 29th. Roberto Castro, a sophomore, shot 78 Saturday and is tied with Barbosa and six others. Song, at 152, is tied for 37th place.

CARPET CAPITAL COLLEGIATEThe Farm, Rocky Face, Ga.Second-round Results

TEAM LEADERBOARD

Georgia 290-297 – 587 Wake Forest 301-292 – 593 Georgia Tech 299-296 – 595 New Mexico 295-302 – 597 Florida 305-295 – 600 Duke 300-301 – 601 Clemson 303-299 – 602 East Tennessee State 305-298 – 603 Auburn 301-303 – 604 TCU 306-301 – 607 Southern California 306-303 – 609 Vanderbilt 302-307 – 609 Augusta State 312-300 – 612 Texas Tech 314-301 – 615 Tennessee 303-315 – 618 South Carolina 318-301 – 619 Florida State 319-302 – 621 NC State 318-310 – 628

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Luke List, Vanderbilt 73-69 – 142 David Denham, Georgia 69-74 – 143 Ryan Blaum, Duke 75-69 – 144 Rhys Davies, East Tennessee State 74-70 – 144 Madalitso Muthiya, New Mexico 70-74 – 144 Brendon Todd, Georgia 75-69 – 144 Duke Butler, Florida 78-69 – 147 Oscar Floren, Texas Tech 78-69 – 147 Sean Moore, Wake Forest 73-74 – 147 Nicholas Thompson, Georgia Tech 73-74 – 147

OTHER GEORGIA TECH SCORES

Kevin Larsen (T-16th) 76-74 – 150 Mike Barbosa (T-29th) 77-74 – 151 Roberto Castro (T-29th) 73-78 – 151 Chan Song (T-37th) 78-74 – 152

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