No. 2 Tech Golf Tied For First After 36 Holes At Puerto Rico Classic

ATLANTA (Feb. 26) – The second-ranked Georgia Tech men’s golf team fired the low team round of the tournament on Monday and finds itself tied for the lead with in-state rival and top-ranked Georgia after 36 holes at the Puerto Rico Classic. The 54-hole event is being contested at the par-72, 6,945-yard Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico.

The Yellow Jackets made a nice turnaround from the first round of play as they finished the second day with a team round of 5-under-par 283, to stand at 3-over-par 296-283-579. That score ties Tech with the Bulldogs for the team lead as Georgia was the only other team to shoot under par on the day and is also at 293-286-579. Georgia Tech is the tournament¢s defending champion.

Tech’s individuals recorded three sub-par rounds on the day, led by senior Wes Latimer¢s score of 3-under-par, 69. Fellow senior Bryce Molder is currently the top Tech individual in the tournament as he carded his second-straight round of 71, and is one of two players tied for second place at 71-71-142. Molder trails individual leader Lucas Glover of Clemson, who shot a 2-under-par round of 70 over the second 18 holes of play to stand at 6-under-par 68-70-138.

Latimer is the next Tech individual in the field, as he is alone in eighth place with a two-day total of even-par 75-69-144. The Jackets’ third player to shoot under par was sophomore Troy Matteson, who finished the second round with a 1-under-par 71 and is part of an eight-way logjam in 12th place at 2-over-par 75-71-146. Junior Matt Weibring shot his second-straight round of 75 and is one of six players tied for 34th at 75-75-150.

The final member of the Yellow Jacket contingent is junior Kris Mikkelsen, who bounced back in the second round to card an even-par score of 72 and is tied for 43rd place at 80-72-152.

The Puerto Rico Classic will conclude on Tuesday with the final 18 holes of play.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

1. Georgia Tech  296-283-579
Georgia  293-286-579
3.  Clemson  289-291-580
4.  Minnesota 296-289-585
5.  Oklahoma  301-289-590
6.  Colorado  294-298-592
7.  Texas A&M  299-294-593
8.  Duke  298-297-595
9.  NC State  297-293-600
East Tennessee State 301-299-600
Northwestern  299-301-600
12.  Virginia  299-305-604
13.  Kent State  309-298-607
14.  Wake Forest  307-303-610
15.  Purdue  318-310-628

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS, TECH FINISHERS

1.  Lucas Glover  Clemson  68-70-138
2.  Bryce Molder  Georgia Tech 71-71-142
Ryan Hybl  Georgia  72-70-142
4.  Ben Meyers  Minnesota  72-71-143
Jon Mills  Kent State  69-74-143
Wilhelm Schaumen Minnesota 73-70-143
Casey Cronin  Texas A&M  73-70-143
8.  Wes Latimer  Georgia Tech  75-69-144
9.  David Sanchez NC State  71-74-145
Simon Nash Minnesota  74-71-145
Cody Freeman Oklahoma 72-73-145

GEORGIA TECH INDIVIDUALS

T12.  Troy Matteson 75-71-146
T34.  Matt Weibring  75-75-150
T43.  Kris Mikkelsen  80-72-152

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