ATLANTA (Nov. 22) – Top-ranked Georgia Tech golf team members Matt Kuchar (Lake Mary, Fla.) and Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.) will play in the Savane All-America Golf Classic Monday and Tuesday, which is hosted by the Wells Fargo Sun Bowl Committee. The tournament, which features the top collegiate golfers in nation, is hosted by the Sun Bowl Committee and will contest 36 holes Monday and 18 Tuesday at the El Paso (Texas) Country Club.
Tech, which ended the fall portion of its season ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek computer ranking, won the Carpet Capital Collegiate, finished second in the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Invitational and registered two fourth-place finishes.
Kuchar, a senior who was the Haskins Award winner for 1998, played back to the level of his sophomore year as he averaged 70.67 strokes a round and registered two top-10 finishes in three tournaments. Molder, a junior who was the 1999 ACC Player of the Year and ’98 Nicklaus Award winner, led Tech with a 70.45 stroke average and finished with two top-10s and four top-20s in four tournaments. He won the Carpet Capital Collegiate for a third straight year.
“It’s a nice reward for these guys to play in the Savane All-America Classic,” said fifth-year head coach Bruce Heppler. “It will be an excellent field because of the all-star cast and will make for a memorable experience. Because of prior commitments, our guys could not attend in past years, and they are looking forward to it this year.”