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Matteson-Led Yellow Jackets Continue to Roll at Carpet Capital Collegiate

Oct. 6, 2001

Rocky Face, Ga. – The Georgia Tech golf team continued to pace the field at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, as the Yellow Jackets once again recorded the lowest team round of the day (282) and leads by 10 shots after two rounds of play in Rocky Face, Ga. Tech is led by the tourney’s individual leader Troy Matteson, who leads by a stroke in the medalist competition. The 54-hole tournament is being contested at the 6,906-yard, par-72 Farm Golf Club.

After being one of only two teams to break par on the opening day, the Yellow Jackets were once again the day’s top team, recording a 6-under-par score of 282, to stand at an impressive 14-under-par, 280-282=562. Only three teams broke par on Saturday, with many players struggling with the tough layout at The Farm and gusty winds. Tech leads second-place Tennessee (283-289=572) by 10 shots entering the final round on Sunday.

Matteson continued his solid and steady play on Saturday, as he followed an opening round 68 with a 3-under-par, 69 and is the tournament’s leader at 7-under-par, 68-69=137. Clemson’s D.J. Trahan is alone in second place after matching scores of 69 to stand at 6-under-par, 69-69=138.

The next Tech individual in the field senior Kris Mikkelsen, who carded a 2-under-par 70 on day two and is one of three players tied for eighth place at 2-under-par, 72-70=142. Two strokes behind Mikkelsen are rookie classmates Nick Thompson and Chan Wongluekiet, both of whom are among three players in 14th place. Thompson fired a 3-under-par round of 69 and leveled his two-day total at even-par, 75-69=144, while Wongluekiet was unable to improve on his opening 69 and finished with a 3-over-par 75 to stand at 69-75=144 after 36 holes. The final member of the Yellow Jacket contingent in the event’s top 20 is senior Matt Weibring, who is tied with two other players in 17th place at 1-over-par, 71-74=145.

The Carpet Capital Collegiate will conclude tomorrow with the final round of play beginning at 8:00 a.m. The Yellow Jackets will begin their final round at 9:28 a.m., in threesomes with Tennessee and Wake Forest. Full tournament results and live scoring are available at www.thefarmgolfclub.com and live.golfstat.com.

TOP-10 TEAM SCORES AFTER 18 HOLES

1. Georgia Tech 280-282=562

2. Tennessee 283-289=572

3. Wake Forest 291-284=575

4. Clemson 294-285=579

5. Georgia 298-291=589

6. Florida 304-288=592

North Carolina 297-295=592

8. NC State 301-295=596

9. UCLA 300-301=601

10. South Carolina 301-301=602

TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS & TECH PLAYERS

1. Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech 68-69=137

2. D.J. Trahan, Clemson 69-69=138

3. Ian Parnaby, Tennessee 68-71=139

David Skinns, Tennessee 71-68=139

5. Camilo Villegas, Florida 75-65=140

6. Dustin Bray, North Carolina 67-74=141

David Miller, Georgia 71-70=141

8. Gregg Jones, Clemson 73-69=142

Kris Mikkelsen, Georgia Tech 72-70=142

Marco Trejos, ETSU 69-73=142

GEORGIA TECH INDIVIDUALS

T14. Nick Thompson 75-69=144

T14. Chan Wongluekiet 69-75=144

T17. Matt Weibring 71-74=145

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