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Tech Golfers Finish Sixth at Waikoloa Intercollegiate

Feb. 15, 2003

WAIKOLOA, HAWAI’I – Led by a pair of sub-par final rounds by senior Troy Matteson and sophomore Nicholas Thompson, the Georgia Tech golf team finished sixth with a 2-under-par closing round at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate. The 54-hole tournament was contested at both the par-72, 7,074-yard Kings and par-70, 6,566-yard Beach Courses in Waikoloa, Hawai’i.

The Yellow Jackets finished with a pair of sub-par rounds on the King’s course, including the 2-under-par 286 on Friday to close the tournament with a 54-hole total of 2-under-par, 288-280-286=851. That score put Tech 15 shots off the pace of team champion UCLA, which finished at 20-under-par, 283-271-282=836.

Tech’s individuals in the field were led by Matteson and Thompson, who carded rounds of 69 and 70 respectively in the final round to finish as part of a five-way tie for 11th place at 3-under-par. Matteson shot a 3-over-par 73 on the opening day and them rallied with a pair of 69s in the final two rounds to finish at 73-69-69=211 in the event. Thompson also carded a pair of sub-par rounds on the final two days of play, finishing 6-under-par over the final 36 holes and at 74-67-70=211 for the tournament. The duo finished nine shots back of individual champion Adam Meyer of TCU, who completed play at 12-under-par, 67-68-67=202.

The other Jacket individuals in the field included sophomore Chan Wongluekiet, who was part of a six-way tie for 48th place at 3-over-par, 70-73-74=217 and rookie Thomas Jordan, who finished tied with eight other players in 80th place at 9-over-par, 71-76-76=223. The final member of the Tech contingent was senior Adam Cranford, who was part of a three-way tie for 103rd place at 84-71-73=228.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action next weekend when they travel to Rio Mar, Puerto Rico to compete in the Puerto Rico Classic at the Rio Mar Country Club on Feb. 23-25. Tech is the defending team champion in the event and Matteson is the reigning medalist.

FINAL TEAM SCORES TaylorMade Waikoloa Big Island Collegiate Final results with relation to par Feb. 15 at the TaylorMade/Waikoloa Intercollegiate, played on the par-72, 7,074 yard Kings Golf Course and par-70, 6,566 yard Beach Golf Course, Waikoloa, Hawaii:

TEAM SCORES1.      UCLA    283-271-282--836        -202.      TCU     276-279-283--838        -183.      Houston         288-274-287--849        -73.      Oklahoma        281-281-287--849        -73.      Washington      295-272-282--849        -76.      Georgia Tech    288-280-286--854        -27.      Arizona State   290-284-281--855        -17.      Southern California     293-273-289--855        -19.      Pepperdine      293-275-288--856        E9.      Arkansas        291-267-298--856        E11.     Texas Tech      284-278-295--857        +112.     Oregon State    301-277-287--865        +913.     Fresno State    293-281-292--866        +1014.     Oregon  288-291-288--867        +1115.     Texas A&M   299-275-294--868        +1215.     Lamar   283-279-306--868        +1217.     Mississippi     296-286-289--871        +1518.     Baylor  289-286-300--875        +1918.     Hawaii  295-283-297--875        +1920.     Kansas  297-278-301--876        +2021.     Stanford        301-285-291--877        +2122.     Nevada  291-291-299--881        +2523.     Hawaii-Hilo     291-296-303--890        +3424.     Rhode Island    303-294-318--915        +5925.     Nagoya Univ.    314-297-305--916        +6025.     Air Force       304-319-293--916        +60

TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS 1. Adam Meyer, TCU 67-68-67–202 2. Nick Watney, Fresno St. 68-69-70–207 2. Steve Conway, UCLA 69-69-69–207 4. Bock Mackenzie, Washington 74-66-68–208 4. Roy Moon, UCLA 77-62-69–208 4. John Wine, Houston 70-70-68–208 7. Adam Rubinson, TCU 67-70-72–209 8. Chez Reavie, Arizona St 72-70-68–210 8. Nico Bollini, USC 72-67-71–210 8. Mark Hull, Texas Tech 67-70-73–210

GEORGIA TECH INDIVIDUALS T11. Troy Matteson 73-69-69–211 T11. Nicholas Thompson 74-67-70–211 T48. Chan Wongluekiet 70-73-74–217 T80. Thomas Jordan 71-76-76–223 T103. Adam Cranford 84-71-73–228



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