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
|East Tennessee State||301-299-600|
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS, TECH FINISHERS
|2.||Bryce Molder||Georgia Tech||71-71-142|
|Jon Mills||Kent State||69-74-143|
|Casey Cronin||Texas A&M||73-70-143|
|8.||Wes Latimer||Georgia Tech||75-69-144|
|9.||David Sanchez||NC State||71-74-145|
GEORGIA TECH INDIVIDUALS