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Men's Golfers Charge into Second After Two Rounds of NCAA East Regional

FORT MILL, S.C. (May 19) – Georgia Tech’s top-ranked golf team charged into second place after two rounds of the NCAA East Regional golf tournament Friday in Moosic, Pa., with three teams still out on the Glenmaura National Golf Course when the round was called due to darkness.

The second round started late Friday due to bad weather the day before which forced nine teams to complete their rounds in the early morning hours Friday. Among the three teams out on the course when the second round was called was first-round leader East Tennessee State.

Tech shot 296, one stroke better than its first-round score, and its two-round total of 593 is 12 shots behind Clemson. North Carolina and North Florida are tied for third at 594, followed by N.C. State at 595. Georgia, Georgia State and Mississippi State are tied for sixth at 599, while South Carolina is ninth at 601, and Virginia and Wake Forest are tied for 10th at 602.

ACC Player of the Year Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.) is in a tie for ninth after his 75 Saturday for a two-round total of 146, eight shots off the pace of N.C. State’s Carl Patterson (69138). Matt Kuchar (Lake Mary, Fla.) and Carlton Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.) carded 73’s and each stand in a tie for 12th at 147. Freshman Troy Matteson (Austin, Texas) followed his opening 81 with a 75 and is at 156, and sophomore Matt Weibring (Plano, Texas) shot 77 for a tournament total of 155.

The three teams still out on the course will complete their second rounds at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The third and final round will follow. The top 11 finishers after Saturday’s round advance to the NCAA Championship, May 31-June 3 at Opelika, Ala.

NCAA EAST REGIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Glenmaura National Golf Club, Moosic, Pa.
Second-Round Leaders

Results of the 24 teams that completed the second round of the NCAA East Golf Regional:

Team Scores Top Individuals (Par 71, 6,847 yards)1. Clemson University 581 +132. Georgia Tech 593 +25 3. University of North Carolina 594 +264. University of North Florida 594 +265. North Carolina State University 595 +276. University of Georgia 599 +316. Georgia State University 599 +316. Mississippi State University 599 +319. University of South Carolina 601 +3310. University of Virginia 602 +3411. Wake Forest University 602 +3412. University of Florida 604 +3613. Auburn University 606 +3814. Middle Tennessee State University 607 +3915. University of Alabama-Birmingham 608 +4016. Augusta State University 608 +4017. Duke University 608 +4018. Penn State University 611 +4319. University of Rhode Island 616 +4820. James Madison University 617 +4921. Seton Hall University 628 +6022. Dartmouth College 639 +7122. University of Richmond 639 +7124. Yale University 663 +95 Individual Leaders1. Carl Petterson -- N.C. State 138 -42. James Driscoll -- Virginia 141 -13. Jonathan Byrd -- Clemson 142 E4. Lucas Glover -- Clemson 143 +14. Michael Morrison -- Georgia 143 +16. John Bloomfield -- South Carolina 145 +36. Matt Borchert -- North Florida 145 +36. Kyle Thompson -- South Carolina 145 +39. John Engler -- Clemson 146 +49. Bryce Molder -- Georgia Tech 146 +49. Max Harris -- North Carolina 146 +412. Carlton Forrester -- Georgia Tech 147 +5 12. Matt Kuchar -- Georgia Tech 147 +512. Mike Saporito -- Penn State 147 +512. Erik Compton -- Georgia 147 +512. Cameron Yancey -- Virginia 147 +512. Henrik Sevegran -- Georgia State 147 +5

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