Golfers Surge to Eight-Stroke Lead at Brickyard Collegiate

Oct. 11, 2008

Macon, Ga. –

Cameron Tringale fired a 3-under-par 67 Saturday to pace the field in the individual race, while Georgia Tech bolted to an eight-stroke lead after the first round of the Brickyard Collegiate in Macon, Ga.

Tringale holds a one-shot lead over Drew Weaver of Virginia Tech (68), while John-Tyler Griffin (69) and David Dragoo (71) are both in the top 10 for the Yellow Jackets following round one. Tech’s 2-over-par score of 282 Saturday was eight shots better than Clemson (290), nine better than Virginia Tech (291) and 10 better than defending champion Georgia (292).

Complete results and Sunday tee times

“We got off to a good start today, great round by Cameron, a really good round by John-Tyler, and another solid round by David,” said Tech coach Bruce Heppler. “The conditions were a little difficult today with some rain and wind, and they have converted a couple par-5s to par-4s. We just need to get all five guys to play well the next two days and we can challenge for this.”

Tringale, a three-time All-American from Laguna Niguel, Calif., who finished in the top 10 here a year ago, birdied four holes on the front side, then played even par coming home on the par-70 Brickyard at Riverside Course, which played to a par of 72 for this event last year.

Griffin, a sophomore from Wilson, N.C., had four birdies and three bogeys in his round, the best of his career. Dragoo, a senior from Scottsdale, Ariz., continued to play solid golf in the middle of the Tech lineup with three birdies and four bogeys in his round. Freshman James White and junior Chesson Hadley each shot 75 Saturday for Tech.

Freshman Minghao Wang and senior Adam Cohan each shot 79 playing as individuals.

The Jackets begin their second round at 10:10 a.m. Sunday.

BRICKYARD COLLEGIATEThe Brickyard at Riverside, Macon, Ga.First-Round Results

TEAM STANDINGS Georgia Tech, 282 (+2) Clemson, 290 (+10) Virginia Tech, 291 (+11) Georgia, 292 (+12) Tennessee-Chattanooga, 294 (+14) Wake Forest, 297 (+17) Duke, 297 (+17) Penn State, 297 (+17) Augusta State, 298 (+18) Hartford, 299 (+19) Florida State, 299 (+19) Kennesaw State, 299 (+19) Charlotte, 299 (+19) Oregon, 303 (+23) Mercer, 307 (+27

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Cameron Tringale, 67 (-3) Drew Weaver, Virginia Tech, 68 (-2) John-Tyler Griffin, Georgia Tech, 69 (-1) Daniel Meggs, Wake Forest, 70 (E) Nick Archambault, Penn State, 70 (E) Brian Harman, Georgia, 70 (E) David Dragoo, Georgia Tech, 71 (+1) Alex Boyd, Clemson, 72 (+2) Phillip Mollica, Clemson, 72 (+2) David May, Clemson, 72 (+2) J.P. Putnam, Kennessaw State, 72 (+2) Nick MacDonald, Hartford, 72 (+2) Stephan Jaeger, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 72 (+2)

GEORGIA TECH SCORES 1 – Cameron Tringale, 67 (-3) 3 – John-Tyler Griffin, 69 (-1) 7 – David Dragoo, 71 (+1) T37 – Chesson Hadley, 75 (+5) T37 – James White, 75 (+5) T70 – Adam Cohan, 79 (+9)* T70 – Minghao Wang, 79 (+9)* *playing as an individual

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