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Jackets Inch Up to 10th at Hilo Golf

Feb. 6, 2009

Kohala Coast, Hawai’i –

David Dragoo fired an even par 72 and moved into the top 20, and Cameron Tringale shot s 73 to pace Georgia Tech and lift the 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets up to 10th place after 36 holes at the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate Thursday.

Dragoo, a senior from Scottsdale, Ariz., is in a six-way for 13th place at 1-over-par 145, seven strokes off the lead of Washington’s Richard Lee, who shot 70 Thursday and completed 36 holes at 6-under 138. Tringale’s 73 lifted the Laguna Niguel, Calif., senior into a four-way tie for 22nd place at 3-over 147.

Tech improved with a team total of 295 on Thursday, and finished two rounds at 20-over-par 596, 27 shots off the pace of No. 2-ranked Southern California. The Trojans shot 284 Thursday and are one of two teams under par for 36 holes (7-under 569). Washington is four shots shy of USC at 3-under 573, followed by Colorado (8-over), Stanford and Texas Tech (both at 9-over).

Sophomore J.T. Griffin and junior Chesson Hadley each fired 75s Thursday, while James White posted a 77 and did not count for the Jackets. Griffin is tied for 42nd place at 7-over 151, while Hadley is tied for 53rd at 9-over 153. White is tied for 69th at 157.

Tech freshman Minghao Wang, playing as an individual, shot a 77 Thursday and is tied for 69th.

The final round begins at 12:30 Eastern time Friday.

UH-HILO INTERCOLLEGIATEMauna Lani North Course, Kohala Coast,HI36-Hole Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Southern California 285 284 569 -7 2 Washington, U. of 281 292 573 -3 3 Colorado, U. of 295 289 584 +8 4 Stanford University 294 291 585 +9 Texas Tech Univ. 291 294 585 +9 6 Oregon, U. of 287 299 586 +10 7 Arizona State U. 296 291 587 +11 8 TCU 291 297 588 +12 9 UC Davis 299 294 593 +17 10 Georgia Tech 301 295 596 +20 11 Oklahoma, U. of 294 303 597 +21 12 Florida State Univ. 311 293 604 +28 13 Hawaii-Hilo, U. of 300 310 610 +34 14 Kansas, U. of 309 314 623 +47 Fresno State 308 315 623 +47 16 San Francisco, U. of 312 316 628 +52 17 Hawaii, Univ. of 314 328 642 +66

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Richard Lee Washington 68 70 138 -6 2 Garrett Merrell Texas Tech 70 70 140 -4 Nick Taylor Washington 69 71 140 -4 4 Chris Killmer Washington 71 70 141 -3 5 Matthew Giles USC 72 70 142 -2 Pat Grady Colorado 73 69 142 -2 Jamie Lovemark USC 69 73 142 -2 Steve Ziegler Stanford 71 71 142 -2 9 Johnny Widmer Colorado 70 73 143 -1 Tom Glissmeyer USC 71 72 143 -1 Stephan Gross Arizona St 76 67 143 -1 12 Riley Pumphrey Oklahoma 72 72 144 E 13 Ramie Sprinkling UC Davis 73 72 145 +1 Sihwan Kim Stanford 74 71 145 +1 David Dragoo Ga. Tech 73 72 145 +1 Ryan Linton USC 76 69 145 +1 Tom Hoge TCU 70 75 145 +1 *Rodolfo Estrada Haw.-Hilo 66 79 145 +1 19 Johan de Beer TCU 73 73 146 +2 Daniel Miernicki Oregon 72 74 146 +2 Drew Kittleson Florida St 80 66 146 +2 22 Cameron Tringale Ga. Tech 74 73 147 +3 Tim Sluiter USC 73 74 147 +3 T. Bierenbroodspot Arizona St 73 74 147 +3 Robbie Ziegler Oregon 72 75 147 +3

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T 13 David Dragoo 73 72 145 T 22 Cameron Tringale 74 73 147 T 42 J.T. Griffin 76 75 151 T 53 Chesson Hadley 78 75 153 T 69 James White 80 77 157 T 69 Minghao Wang (ind.) 80 77 157

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