Oct. 25, 2005
ATLANTA – Playing in windy, cool conditions following the exit of Hurricane Wilma, Georgia Tech held firm and posted the third-best score of the day (310) and finished third overall at the Isleworth-UCF Invitational in Windermere, Fla.
Junior Kevin Larsen paced Tech on Tuesday with a two-over-par 74, overcoming a rough front nine to score two-under on the back (two birdies, no bogeys). Six shots behind medalist Pablo Martin of Oklahoma State, Larsen finished in a tie for third place individually, the highest finish of his career and his third top-10 showing in three events this fall.
Tech’s final-round score was 22 shots over par, but the second-ranked Yellow Jackets moved up two positions in the standings with a 54-hole total of 894 (30 shots over par) and were 22 strokes behind defending national champion Georgia, which posted a 14-over score of 302 on the day and finished at 8-over 872. Oklahoma State, which matched the Bulldogs’ 302 Tuesday, was second at 15-over 879 for the tournament.
The Jackets were five shots better than Arizona State and Wake Forest, who tied for fourth. The Demon Deacons were just one stroke back of Georgia after 36 holes but posted the day’s highest score of 330.
All-American Robert Castro, who tied for 11th place at five-over-par 221, and senior Mike Barbosa each carded 77s in the final round, and freshmen Cameron Tringale and Adam Cohan each posted an 82, one of which counted toward the Yellow Jackets’ team total for the day.
Tech’s next competition is the Carpet Capital Collegiate, Nov. 4-6 at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga.