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Tech Golfers Earn All-America Recognition

Bryce Molder
 
Matt Kuchar

ATLANTA (June 5) – Four members of the Georgia Tech golf team have been named to the Ping/Golf Coaches Association of America All-America teams following the completion of the 2000 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, which was held at the Grand National Golf Club in Opelika, Ala., this past weekend. In the event Georgia Tech finished second to Oklahoma State following a two-team playoff on Saturday.

Heading up the Tech honorees is junior Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.), who was named a first-team All-American for the third time in his career. Molder becomes only the second player in Georgia Tech history to earn first-team recognition for three straight years, joining David Duval, who was a four-time first-team pick, as the only players to do so. Molder turned in a career year in 1999-2000, as he won four tournaments during the year, and was named the ACC Player of the Year for the second-straight season, along with earning All-ACC honors for the third straight year.

Joining Molder on the first team is senior Matt Kuchar (Lake Mary, Fla.), who earned first-team recognition for the second time in his career and All-America honors for the third time, as he was named to the third team in 1997. Kuchar completed his career as a Yellow Jacket at the NCAA Championships with a 20th-place finish. He ranks second in school history with six career victories and joined Duval as one of only two Georgia Tech playes to be named to the All-ACC team in each of their four years.

Two other Yellow Jacket players were named Honorable Mention All-America following their performances at the NCAA Championships last weekend. Included in that pairing was senior Carlton Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.), who turned in a 15th-place finish at the NCAAs with his four-day total of 6-under-par 282. This marked the second straight year that Forrester has garnered Honorable Mention All-America recognition. The final Tech player to be named Honorable Mention All-America is sophomore Matt Weibring (Plano, Texas), who turned in a career-best sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, as he led all Yellow Jacket individuals in the event with a 12-under-par 276 for the tournament.

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