Sept. 15, 2006
ATLANTA – Kevin Larsen carded a three-under-par 69 Friday, and Roberto Castro added a one-under 71 to pace Georgia Tech, and the fourth-ranked Yellow Jackets are in a four-way tie for fifth place after the first round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga.
The Yellow Jackets posted a one-over-par team total of 289, 13 shots behind leader Alabama, which got a pair of 68s from Michael Thompson and Gator Todd to post a 12-under 276. Fourth-ranked Clemson is two shots behind after a 10-under round of 278. NC State (285) is a distant third, followed by Georgia State (286). Tech is tied with Augusta State, Wake Forest and Duke.
Larsen, a senior from Santa Barbara, Calif., had five birdies and two bogeys in his round of 69 at The Farm Golf Club, a 6,906-yard, par-72 layout. He is tied with four others for ninth place individually, four shots off the pace. Castro, a senior from Alpharetta, Ga., is in a 10-way tie for 19th place after his three-birdie, two-bogey round.
Individually, NC State’s Darren Blair shot 65 Friday, seven shots under par, for a one-stroke lead over Clemson’s Vince Hatfield. Jake Younan-Wise of Texas Tech shot 67 and is in third, followed by Brendan Gielow of Wake Forest, Chris Kirk of Georgia, Kyle Stanley of Clemson, Thompson and Todd.
Saturday’s second round starts at 8:30 on the first tee for Tech, with the final 18 holes scheduled for Sunday. Click here for live scoring and complete results.
CARPET CAPITAL COLLEGIATE
The Farm Golf Club, Rocky Face, Ga.
TEAM LEADERS – Alabama 276, Clemson 278, NC State 285, Georgia State 286, Augusta State 289, Duke 289, Georgia Tech 289, Wake Forest 289, East Tennessee State 290, Tennessee 290, Vanderbilt 290, Florida 293, Georgia 295, Auburn 297, Texas Tech 297, TCU 299, Texas Tech 307, South Carolina 309
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS – Darren Blair, NC State, 65; Vince Hatfield, Clemson, 66; Jake Younan-Wise, Texas Tech, 67; Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest, 68; Chris Kirk, Georgia, 68; Kyle Stanley, Clemson, 68; Michael Thompson, Alabama, 68; Gator Todd, Alabama, 68