Senior Bryce Molder wins third tourney of the year, ties Duval for career lead
Austin, TX (March 27) – The second-ranked Georgia Tech men’s golf team held the lead a fter 36 holes at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, and when the final round was cancelled due to inclement weather on March 27, the Yellow Jackets had picked up their third-straight win and four overall victory of the 2000-01 season. The tournament was held at the 6,096-yard, par-72 Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas.
The Yellow Jackets finished the event with a two-day total of 3-under-par 281-292=573, which gave them a one shot win over 23rd-ranked Oklahoma State, which finished at 2-under-par 290-284¯574.
Tech senior Bryce Molder added another accomplishment to his ever growing list on Tuesday as he won an individual title for the third time this year, and the eighth time in his career. Molder finished the tournament with a 9-under-par total of 67-68¯135, and claimed a two-shot win. With the victory, he is now tied with Georgia Tech All-American David Duval for the lead in career victories, passing former teammate Matt Kuchar in second place with seven wins.
Joining Molder in the top 10 was junior Kris Mikkelsen, who finished as part of a five-way tie for ninth place at 1-under-par, 70-73=143.
Senior Wes Latimer was the next Tech individual in the field as he finished as one of five players in 25th place at 3-over-par, 71-76=147. Junior Matt Weibring followed Latimer, as he was part of a 13-player logjam in 37th place at 73-77=150.
Rounding out the Tech contingent in the field was sophomore Troy Matteson, who joined Weibring as part of the tie for 37th place at 75-75=150.
The Yellow Jackets will take a week off before returning to action on April 6-8 when they travel to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico to compete in the U.S. Collegiate Championships. Tech is the defending champion in the event, and will be looking for its fourth-straight win of the year.