March 10, 2006
Kevin Larsen posted an even-par 72 on a tough day for scoring, while Georgia Tech finished at nine-over-par 297 and stands in third place, two shots behind Georgia and UNLV after one round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Bulldogs and Rebels are tied at seven-over-par 295, with only one member of either team breaking par – UNLV’s C.J. Gatto at one-under 71 – on the 7,510-yard, par 72 Southern Highlands Golf Club. Oklahoma State is in fourth place at 299.
Larsen, a junior from Santa Barbara, Calif., is tied for third place individually with Clemson’s Vince Hatfield, while Tech senior Mike Barbosa shot 73 and is in a group including Chris Kirk and Richard Scott of Georgia, and Seung-su Han of UNLV, tied for fifth place.
Daniel Im of UCLA, the only other player to break par Friday, has the first-round lead with a three-under 69.
The second round is scheduled for Saturday, and the final round Sunday. Live scoring is available on www.golfstat.com.
SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATESouthern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.First-round Results
TEAM STANDINGS Georgia 295 (+7) UNLV 295 (+7) Georgia Tech 297 (+9) Oklahoma State 299 Clemson 301 Texas A&M 303 UCLA 304 Florida 305 Washington 309 Duke 310 Arizona State 311 Texas 311 Wake Forest 314 New Mexico 317 Arizona 322
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Daniel Im, UCLA 69 (-3) C.J. Gatto, UNLV 71 Kevin Larsen, Georgia Tech 72 Vince Hatfield, Clemson 73 Mike Barbosa, Georgia Tech 73 Ryan Blaum, Duke 73 Chris Kirk, Georgia 73 Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State 73 Richard Scott, Georgia Tech 73