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Golfers Finish Fourth at Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate

Sept. 27, 2009

Franklin, Tenn. –

John-Tyler Griffin, who paced Georgia Tech with a 3-under-par 68 Sunday, and Kyle Scott each posted top-10 finishes, and 8th-ranked Georgia Tech shot even-par 284 Sunday to finish fourth at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate golf tournament.

Complete Results

Tech began the day in third at 9-under-par and finished at 9-under 559, three shots off the lead shared by Middle Tennessee State and South Carolina (12-under 556). The Blue Raiders vaulted from eighth place with an 11-under-par score of 273 Sunday. First-round leader Arkansas State finished third at 11-under 557.

No other team shot better than 282 Sunday. The Yellow Jackets played the front nine in 6-over-par, but rallied to play the back in 6-under. Griffin, a junior from Wilson, N.C., earned his third career top-10 finish by playing the final eight holes in 4-under-par. Scott, a junior from Johannesburg, South Africa, played the final eight holes in 3-under-par, and the transfer from West Florida posted his first top-10 finish in a Division I event.

Griffin tied for fourth place, six shots off the pace of Jonathan Randolph of Mississippi, who shot 64-67 to finish 36 holes at 11-under-par 131. Griffin shot a 36-hole score of 5-under 137, while Scott tied for 10th place at 3-under 139.

Hadley, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., shot 72 Sunday and tied for 21st place (even-par 142) in is first event of the fall.

Junior Paul Haley (Dallas, Texas) also carded a 72 Sunday for Tech’s fourth counting score, and tied for 40th place at 3-over 145. Sophomore James White (Acworth, Ga.) shot 74 Sunday and tied for 30th place.

Tech’s next event is the third annual Brickyard Collegiate in Macon, Ga., on Oct. 11-13.

MASON RUDOLPH INTERCOLLEGIATEVanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, Tenn.Final Results

TEAM STANDINGS T1 Middle Tennessee St. 283 273 556 -12 T1 South Carolina 274 282 556 -12 3 Arkansas State U. 272 285 557 -11 4 Georgia Tech 275 284 559 -9 5 Notre Dame, U. of 277 285 562 -6 6 Vanderbilt 280 283 563 -5 7 Mississippi, U. of 275 291 566 -2 8 Memphis, U. of 283 284 567 -1 9 South Alabama, U. of 282 295 577 +9 10 Davidson College 290 288 578 +10 11 Charleston, Coll. of 285 295 580 +12 12 Akron, U. of 287 294 581 +13 13 Western Carolina U. 290 304 594 +26 14 Belmont University 297 298 595 +27 T15 Mississippi St. U. 299 299 598 +30 T15 Tennessee-Martin 303 295 598 +30 17 Lipscomb Univ. 307 299 606 +38

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Jonathan Randolph Mississippi, U. of 64 67 131 -11 T2 Ryan Haselden Vanderbilt 67 69 136 -6 T2 Patrick Rada South Carolina 67 69 136 -6 T4 Craig Smith Middle Tennessee St. 69 68 137 -5 T4 John Tyler Griffin Georgia Tech 69 68 137 -5 T4 Lloyd du Preez Arkansas State U. 67 70 137 -5 T7 Hunter Green Middle Tennessee St. 71 67 138 -4 T7 Hudson Johnson Vanderbilt 67 71 138 -4 T7 Doug Fortner Notre Dame, U. of 67 71 138 -4 T10 Michael Montgomery Charleston, Coll. of 68 71 139 -3 T10 Jonathan Fly Memphis, U. of 68 71 139 -3 T10 Kell Shenep Arkansas State U. 69 70 139 -3 T10 Tyler Thompson Arkansas State U. 68 71 139 -3 T10 Clint Tolleson South Carolina 68 71 139 -3 T10 Kyle Scott Georgia Tech 67 72 139 -3

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T4 John Tyler Griffin -5 69 68 137 T10 Kyle Scott -3 67 72 139 T21 Chesson Hadley E 70 72 142 T30 James White +1 69 74 143 T40 Paul Haley +3 73 72 145

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