ATLANTA (September 25) – The Georgia Tech men’s golf team, along with the remainder of the field, battled inclement weather, and is in 10th place at Ping/Golfweek Preview. Play was suspended during the second round of play due to the rain in the area, and as a result the tourney has been shortened to 36 holes. The event is being contested at the 7,100-yard, par-72 Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C., which will also be the site of the 2001 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships.
The Yellow Jackets finished the first round with a team total of 300, which put them 13 strokes off the pace of team leader Georgia, which finished the first round with a score of 287, and was the only team to finish under-par after 18 holes. When play was suspended on Monday afternoon, Tech was at 14-over-par, which is still 13 shots behind team-leader Georgia at 1-over-par through six holes of the second round.
Tech’s individuals in the field are led by senior Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.), who fired a 4-under-par 33-3568 in the first round, and is in third place at 3-under-par after 27 holes. He trails individual leader Kevin Haefner of Auburn (34-3367 in the first round) by two shots.
Following Molder in the individual standings is junior Matt Weibring (Plano, Texas), who is part of an seven-way tie for 29th place at 3-over-par through 26 holes, following a 40-3676 in the first round. Sophomore Adam Cranford (Augusta, Ga.), is one of a six players tied for 55th at 7-over-par through 25 holes of play, following a first-round score of 36-4177.
The remaining members of the Yellow Jacket contingent in the field include senior Wes Latimer (Woodstock, Ga.), who is part of an eight-way logjam in 61st place at 8-over-par through 26 holes, following a first round 40-3979. Also junior Kris Mikkelsen (Woodstock, Ga.) is one of three players in 70th place at 10-over-par, after a first round 40-3979 in the first round.
The Ping/Golfweek Preview will conclude Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. with the completion of the second round of play.