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Men's Golf Ties for Fourth at Las Vegas International

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 12) – Georgia Tech’s top-ranked golf team made up ground but fell one shot short of its third consecutive spring victory Sunday (3/12), finishing in a tie for fourth place at the Las Vegas Intercollegiate.

The Yellow Jackets, who led after the first round Friday and were tied for second after Saturday’s second round, posted a one-under-par 287 Sunday for a three-day total of 15-under-par 849, one stroke out of a three-team playoff. Arizona State (285-281-282-848), which tied with Oklahoma State (281-276-291-848) and late-charging Minnesota (283-284-281-848) after 54 holes, won in a playoff to earn the team championship. The Golden Gophers fell out after the first playoff hole before the Sun Devils used one less stroke on the second hole to clinch the victory.

All-America senior Matt Kuchar (Lake Mary, Fla.) shot a 67 Sunday and tied for seventh place individually with six others at 5-under-par 211, four strokes behind Clemson’s D.J. Trahan and Texas’ Matt Brost. In a playoff, Trahan needed three holes to outlast Brost for the tournament’s medalist honors.

All-America junior Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.) and freshman Troy Matteson, the first-round leader, carded a 72 and 74, respectively, to tie for 17th at 213 for the Jackets. Senior Carlton Forrester (Gainesville, Fla.), 74-215, tied for 20th, and sophomore Matt Weibring (Plano, Texas), 76-220, tied for 46th.

Final Results (March 12, 2000)
Desert Inn Country Club
Par 72, 7,193 Yards
Las Vegas, Nev.

TEAM STANDINGS (PAR 288)1.      *Arizona State  285-281-282--848       (*Won in two-round playoff)        Oklahoma State  281-276-291--848        Minnesota       283-284-281--8484.      Georgia Tech    274-288-287--849        Texas           278-284-287--8496.      Clemson         290-283-277--850        Georgia         290-283-287--8608.      UNLV            293-285-290--868        Houston         291-287-290--86810.     North Carolina  293-286-290--869        New Mexico      299-290-280--86912.     Florida 288-293-293--87413.     Virginia        290-291-295--87614.     South Carolina  295-294-294--883INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS (PAR 72)*Playing as an individual1.      D.J. Trahan, Clemson*           73-68-66--207       (*Won in 3-hole playoff)        Matt Brost, Texas               67-70-70--2073.      Charles Howell, Oklahoma State  69-69-70--208        Paul Casey, Arizona State       68-71-69--2085.      Bryant Odom, Georgia            70-70-69--2096.      Matt Jones, Arizona State       73-68-69--2107.      David Gossett, Texas            69-70-72--211        Anders Hultman, Oklahoma State  69-69-73--211        Jonathan Byrd, Clemson          68-73-70--211        James McLean, Minnesota         68-73-70--211        Kevin Price, New Mexico         71-72-68--211        Matt Kuchar, Georgia Tech       70-74-67--211        Max Harris, North Carolina      75-69-67--21114.     Jeremy Anderson, UNLV           72-69-71--212        Andy Sanders, Houston           72-70-70--212        Dave Gunderson, Minnesota       74-70-68--21217.     Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech     67-72-74--213        Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech      68-73-72--21319.     Jeff Quinney, Arizona State     74-70-70--21420.     Carlton Forrester, Georgia Tech 69-72-74--215        Edward Loar, Oklahoma State     72-69-74--215        Russell Surber, Texas           72-71-72--21523.     Jin Park, Arizona State         70-72-74--216        Camilo Benedetti, Florida       71-71-74--216        John Klauk, Texas               70-73-73--216        Wilhelm Schauman, Minnesota     74-70-72--21627.     Kyle Thompson, South Carolina   72-71-74--217        Rob Kortan, New Mexico*         71-75-71--217        B.J. Staten, Houston            75-71-71--217        Erik Compton, Georgia           75-72-70--21731.     J.J. Wall, Texas                72-73-73--218        James Driscoll, Virginia        77-69-72--218        Cameron Yancey, Virginia        73-72-73--218        Wil Collins, New Mexico         77-71-70--21835.     Paul Daniel, North Carolina     71-72-76--219        Michael Kirk, UNLV              74-70-75--219        Ben Meyers, Minnesota           72-71-76--219        John Engler, Clemson            72-73-74--219        Calvin Kupeyan, UNLV*           72-73-74--219        Landry Mahan, Oklahoma State    76-69-74--219        Michael Morrison, Georgia       77-68-74--219        Ted Haley, North Carolina       72-74-73--219        Tyler Mays, UNLV                74-72-73--219        Martin LeMesurier, Minnesota    69-79-71--219        Lucus Glover, Clemson           77-75-67--21946.     Ben Banks, Florida              70-72-78--220        Matt Weibring, Georgia Tech     73-71-76--220        Wade Ormsby, Houston            73-72-75--220        Joel Hendry, New Mexico         73-75-72--220        Eric Ecker, South Carolina      76-73-71--220        Michael Letzig, New Mexico      78-72-70--220


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