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Golfers Advance at Hooters Match Play

Nov. 14, 2004

ATLANTA – Six of the top eight seeds claimed their opening round matches at the 2004 Men’s Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship. Play was delayed by 40 minutes in the morning due to overnight rains. The second round was suspended due to darkness and will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday.

The tournament’s top two seeds – Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State – won their first round matches, 3-2, over Penn State and California, respectively. The only two upsets of the day came when Texas A&M downed third-seed Georgia and fourth-seeded Kentucky fell to Clemson by scores of 3-2. Seventh-seeded Florida pitched the only shutout of day, blanking UCLA, 5-0. Georgia State and Texas also recorded big victories. The Panthers won 4-1 over Washington while the Longhorns defeated the Waves, 3-1-1. Arizona beat Purdue, 3-2.

Roberto Castro, Nicholas Thompson and Michael Barbosa all won their morning matches against Penn State, while Castro and Barbosa were comfortably ahead in their second round contests against Arizona in the afternoon. Chan Song and Kevin Larsen also were ahead in their matches against the Wildcats.

Play was suspended with Tech and Arizona having completed 13 holes in four matches, and 12 holes in the other.

Second round action will resume Monday morning at 8 a.m. and the third round will begin one hour after completion of round two. Georgia Tech, Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State lead in the their winners’ bracket matches while Penn State, Kentucky, Georgia and UCLA are ahead in the consolation bracket.

2004 Hooters Collegiate Match Play ChampionshipFirst Round ResultsNov. 14, 2004

(1) Georgia Tech def. (16) Penn State, 3-2-0 Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech def. Mark Leon, Penn State, 1-up Greg Pieczynski, Penn State def. Chan Song, Georgia Tech, 4 and 3 Nicholas Thompson, Georgia Tech def. Ted Neville, Penn State, 3 and 2 Michael Barbosa, Georgia Tech def. Marco Poccia, Penn State, 4 and 3 Robert Rohanna, Penn State def. Thomas Jordan, Georgia Tech, 1-up

(8) Arizona vs. (9) Purdue, 3-2-0 (13) Clemson def. (4) Kentucky, 3-2-0 (5) Texas def. (12) Pepperdine, 3-1-1 (3) Georgia def. (14) Texas A&M, 3-2-0 (6) Georgia State def. (11) Washington, 4-1-0 (7) Florida def. (10) UCLA, 5-0-0 (2) Oklahoma State def. (15) California, 3-2-0

Winners Bracket Second Round (suspended)

(1) Georgia Tech leads (8) Arizona, 4-1 Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech leads Henry Liaw, Arizona, 4-up through 13 Chan Song, Georgia Tech leads Nathan Lashley, Arizona, 1-up through 13 Nathan Tyler, Arizona leads Nicholas Thompson, Georgia Tech, 3-up through 13 Michael Barbosa, Georgia Tech leads Travis Esway, Arizona, 3-up through 13 Kevin Larsen, Georgia Tech leads Josh Esler, Arizona, 3-up through 12

Other matches also in progress, to be completed Monday morning.

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