April 9, 2010
Raleigh, N.C. – Paul Haley shot rounds of 72-73 Friday and is tied for sixth place individually, and 16th-ranked Georgia Tech stands in a tie for fifth place after 36 holes of the Wolfpack Intercollegiate at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course located on NC State’s Centennial Campus.
Tech was in a three-way tie for the lead after 18 holes at 10-over-par 294, but North Carolina (-4 in the second round), host NC State (+7), Duke (+6) and Florida State (+2) moved ahead while the Yellow Jackets posted a 12-over-par 296 and fell into a three-way tie for fifth with Coastal Carolina and NC State’s B-team.
The Tar Heels (10-over 578) are seven shots ahead of the Wolfpack (+17), with Duke (+18) in third and FSU (+21) in fourth. The Jackets, Chanticleers and the Wolfpack’s second unit have a 36-hole score of +22.
Haley led the way for Tech in round one with a 1-over-par 72, which included an eagle at the par-5 first, then followed with a 73 to put him in a six-way tie for sixth place at 3-over 145, three shots behind the Seminoles’ Drew Kittleson (even-par 142).
James White posted rounds of 75-72 and is tied for 19th place at 5-over-par 147. John-Tyler Griffin is tied for 31st atr 140, followed by freshman Bo Andrews, a Raleigh native, at 150 and Chesson Hadley, also from Raleigh, at 152.
The 17-team field includes nine of the 11 ACC golf-playing schools, giving Tech a preview of conference as it prepares to defend its 2009 tournament title in two weeks. The final rounds begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Live scoring and tee times are available at www.golfstat.com.