ATLANTA (March 7) – Georgia Tech’s top-ranked golf team will be looking for its third consecutive victory this spring when it plays in the Golf Digest Intercollegiate Friday-Sunday at the 7,013-yard, par 72 Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tech will be looking to continue its hot play after winning the Waikoloa Intercollegiate and the San Juan Shootout during February. Tech is tied with Brigham Young for the most wins on the Rolex Collegiate Tour with three this year and has top-five finishes in all six outings. The Yellow Jackets are currently ranked No. 1 in both the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Foundation ranking and the Golfweek/Sagarin computer ranking.
Tech is led by senior Matt Kuchar (Lake Mary, Fla.), who is averaging 70.22 strokes per round and junior Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.), who is averaging 70.55 strokes per round. Kuchar is currently ranked No. 3 in MasterCard poll and No. 4 in the Golfweek ranking after winning co-medalist honors in the Waikoloa Intercollegiate and tying-for-fourth in the San Juan Shootout. Molder is ranked No. 1 in the MasterCard poll and No. 3 in the Golfweek ranking. Kuchar is 30 strokes under par this year and with two wins, is now just one behind tying David Duval for the school record of eight. Molder is 24 strokes under par for the year and has also registered two wins.
Completing the Tech five at the Golf Digest Intercollegiate will be senior Carlton Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.), who is averaging 73.42 strokes this year; sophomore Matt Weibring (Plano, Texas), who is averaging 73.22 strokes a round; and redshirt-freshman Troy Matteson (Austin, Texas), who is averaging 73.29 strokes for the season. Matteson joins Molder as the only two Tech players to have played in all 17 team rounds this year for Tech.