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Men's Golf Moves into a Tie for First at Golf World Invitational

ATLANTA (Nov. 6) – Georgia Tech’s golf team fired a blistering 15-under-par 273 as a squad Saturday and moved into a tie atop the leaderboard at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Invitational at the par 72, 6,651-yard Arthur Hills Golf Course in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The team’s 273 was the second lowest round in school history, only surpassed by last year’s team with a 270 at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate.

The Yellow Jackets had four golfers shoot in the 60s as senior Carlton Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.) led the way with a 67, and both senior Matt Kuchar (Lake Mary, Fla.) and Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.) each carded 69s. Redshirt-freshman Troy Matteson (Austin, Texas) bounced back with a 68 after a 76 Friday to help Tech end in a second day tie with Georgia. The Jackets have a two-day total of 281-273–554, while Georgia has shot a 279-275–554.

Forrester moved into a tie for fifth with a two-day mark of 69-67–136, while Kuchar was tied for 11th at 69-69–138 and Molder was tied for 19th at 70-69–139. Sophomore Matt Weibring (Plano, Texas) is tied for 37th at 73-70–143 and Matteson is tied for 44th at 76-68–144. Bulldog Erik Compton is the leader after shooting a 66-66–132, while Nick Cassini is tied for fifth after shooting 69-67–136.

Play ends with 18 holes Sunday and is the Jacket’s last competition of the fall. Tech entered the tournament No. 2 in the Golfweek computer ranking and No. 4 in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Foundation poll.

Team Results after 36 holes:1. Georgia Tech         281-273--554    Georgia             279-275--5543. South Carolina       278-277--5554. Texas                272-288--5605. UCLA                 283-278--5616. Arizona St.          285-278--5637. Oklahoma St.         285-279--564    Clemson             284-280--564    UNLV                286-278--56410. Duke                286-281--567    North Carolina      280-287--56712. Florida Southern    286-284--57013. Houston             283-290--57314. TCU                 283-293--57615. New Mexico          288-289--57716. East Tennessee St.  290-290--58017. California          293-292--58518. Pepperdine          302-298--600 Top 10 Individual:1. Erik Compton, Georgia                66-66--1322. Jeremy Anderson, UNLV                70-64--134    Lucas Glover, Clemson               66-68--1344. Eric Ecker, South Carolina           66-69--1355. Nick Cassini, Georgia                69-67--136    Rob Simmons, North Carolina         65-71--136    Carlton Forrester, Georgia Tech     69-67--136    Mike Christensen, Duke              68-68--13698. Max Harris, North Carolina          70-67--137    Parker McLachlin, UCLA              71-66--137 Georgia Tech Results:t-5. Carlton Forrester  69-67--136t-11. Matt Kuchar       69-69--138t-19. Bryce Molder      70-69--139t-37. Matt Weibring     73-70--143t-44. Troy Matteson     76-68--144

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