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Tech Golfers Finish Fifth at Carpet Capital Collegiate

Oct. 5, 2003

Rocky Face, Ga. – Georgia Tech junior golfer Nicholas Thompson fired his second-straight 68 on Sunday, as the Yellow Jackets finished alone in fifth place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga. The 54-hole event was contested at the par-72, 7,010-yard Farm Golf Club.

Tech finished the third round with a team score of 4-under-par, 284, completing play in the tournament with an even-par score of 296-284-284-864. That total was 11 shots off the pace of team champion Florida, which finished the event at 11-under-par, 295-277-281-853.

Thompson was solid in the tourney, carding his two 68s over the final two rounds, to finish alone in eighth place at a season-best 5-under-par, 75-68-68-211. He recorded five birdies on the final day of play, but was still eight shots behind individual medalist Jason Hartwick of Texas, who finished at 13-under-par, 71-65-67-203.

Freshman Kevin Larsen was the next Yellow Jacket in the field, as he tied with four other players for 12th place at 1-under-par, 73-70-72-215, for the first top-20 finish of his young career. Junior Chan Wongluekiet followed Larsen in the individual standings, as he registered a pair of sub-par rounds over the final 36 holes and finished as one of three players tied for 30th place at 3-over-par, 77-71-71-219.

The final two members of the Tech contingent were sophomores Mike Barbosa (71-75-74-220) and Thomas Jordan (78-81-73-232), who tied for 33rd and 75th place respectively.

The Yellow Jackets will be back in action in just over a week, when they travel to Birmingham, Ala., to compete in the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate on Oct. 13-14.

FINAL TEAM SCORES1.      Florida 295-277-281-8532.      Texas   295-282-281-858        Clemson 289-279-290-8584.      Georgia 297-276-290-8635.      Georgia Tech    296-284-284-8646.      Augusta State   301-278-292-8717.      South Carolina  297-288-292-8778.      Duke    306-284-290-8809.      Tennessee       303-294-284-881        Auburn  298-294-289-88111.     Wake Forest     304-292-286-88212.     UNLV    294-298-291-88313.     Vanderbilt      302-296-286-884        TCU     304-286-294-88415.     Oklahoma        303-299-294-89616.     NC State        303-296-298-89717.     Southern California     306-305-289-90018.     ETSU    312-298-300-910

TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS 1. Jason Hartwick, Texas 71-65-67-203 2. Eirik Johansen, S. Carolina 76-67-65-208 3. James Heath, Augusta State 74-65-70-209 Matt Hendrix, Clemson 69-71-69-209 5. Matt Every, Florida 76-68-66-210 Jack Ferguson, Clemson 71-68-71-210 Bill Haas, Wake Forest 72-69-69-210 8. Nicholas Thompson, Georgia Tech 75-68-68-211 9. Jessie Mudd, Florida 74-68-71-213 Camilo Villegas, Florida 72-70-71-213

GEORGIA TECH INDIVIDUALS T12. Kevin Larsen 73-70-72-215 T30. Chan Wongluekiet 77-71-71-219 T33. Mike Barbosa 71-75-74-220 T75. Thomas Jordan 78-81-73-232

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