Nov. 6, 2005
ATLANTA – Mike Barbosa led Georgia Tech Sunday with a four-under-par 68, while the third-ranked Yellow Jackets posted a one-under-par score of 287 in the final round and finished fourth at the Carpet Capital Collegiate golf tournament in Rocky Face, Ga.
Junior Kevin Larsen posted an even-par 72 Sunday at The Farm Golf Club and finished fifth individually at five-under-par 211, six shots off the lead. It was his fourth top-10 finish in four events for Tech this fall.
Tech had too much ground to make up after Friday’s round, after which the Yellow Jackets stood 16th in the 18-team field. But they made up considerable ground Saturday by shooting 13-under-par to improve to sixth place, and advanced even further Sunday behind Barbosa’s best round of the fall and solid outings from Larsen and freshman David Dragoo (73).
The Jackets, three over par on its 54-hole total, finished 11 shots behind Georgia State (eight-under-par), which held off a final-round charge from Florida (-7) to win the team title by one stroke. Georgia (-1) was third, seven shots off the pace.
All-American Roberto Castro and freshman Cameron Tringale each closed with a 74. Castro finished in a tie for 12th place at even-par 216, while Barbosa improved to a tie for 22nd place in the final standings. Tringale tied for 40th place at 222, while Dragoo tied for 56th at 227 in his first collegiate start.
Georgia State’s Mark Haastrup, who closed with a 67 and posted a three-round total of 205 (-11) won medalist honors by two shots over David May of Clemson, who shot 65 in Sunday’s final round. Matt Every of Florida, also shot 65 Sunday, and Chris Kirk of Georgia (73) tied for third at 210 (-6).