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 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