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Golfers Two Shots Back at Puerto Rico

Feb. 27, 2005

ATLANTA – Chan Song is tied for fourth place individually after a first-round 68, and third-ranked Georgia Tech is two strokes behind No. 2 Georgia after the first day of the Puerto Rico Classic golf tournament.

Round two is scheduled for Monday at Westin Rio Mar Golf Club’s par 72 River Course, with the final 18 holes to be played Tuesday.

Song’s 68 was three shots off the pace of Florida’s James Vargas (65), and the senior from Orlando, Fla., is in a three-way tie with Zack Robinson of Oklahoma State and Martin Catalioto of Clemson. Nicholas Thompson carded a two-under 70 for Tech and is tied for 13th, while Kevin Larsen and Mike Barbosa posted one-under 71s and are tied for 22nd. Roberto Castro shot 78 and is tied for 78th.

The Bulldogs were 10 under par Sunday with a score of 278, followed by Florida at 279 and Tech and Clemson at 280. Top-ranked Oklahoma State is in fifth place at 282, followed by Arizona State at 284, NC State at 286, Oklahoma at 287 and Alabama at 289.

PUERTO RICO CLASSICRio Grande, P.R., Rio Mar Country Club, Par 72First-round Results

TEAM LEADERS Georgia 278 Florida 279 Georgia Tech 280 Clemson 280 Oklahoma State 282 Arizona State 284 NC State 286 Oklahoma 287 Alabama 289 Duke 292 East Tennessee State 293 Purdue 295 Minnesota 296 Illinois 299 Michigan 300 Northwestern 300 Kent State 301 Virginia Tech 301

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS James Vargas, Florida 65 Phillip Bryan, Oklahoma 66 David Denham, Georgia 67 Chan Song, Georgia Tech 68 Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State 68 Martin Catalioto, Clemson 68

GEORGIA TECH SCORES Chan Song (T4) 68 Nicholas Thompson (T13) 70 Mike Barbosa (T22) 71 Kevin Larsen (T22) 71 Roberto Castro (T78) 78

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