Tech in Third Place at U.S. Collegiate Golf

April 10, 2007

Alpharetta, Ga. –

Georgia Tech struggled to shoot 306 in its second round Tuesday, but the 14th-ranked Yellow Jackets remain only seven shots out of the lead and have four players among the top 12 individuals heading into the final round of the United States Collegiate Golf Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia.

Hudson Swafford shot an even-par 72, and Brian Harman added a 73 to lift Georgia into the lead by two shots after 36 holes. The top-ranked Bulldogs posted the day’s best team total, 7-over-par 295, on the 7,017 Lakeside Course at The Golf Club of Georgia. Georgia has a two-round score of 591, 15 shots over par, while first-round leader Clemson shot 301 and stands at 17-over 593.

Tech stands in third place at 22 over par for the tournament. Georgia State is in fourth place at 24 over par, tied with defending national champion Oklahoma State (302), with UCLA (302) and Wake Forest (305) tied for sixth at 25 over par.

Wake’s Webb Simpson posted his second-straight 72 and took a share of the 36-hole lead at even-par 144, tied with first-round leader Tanner Ervin of Clemson (74). Demon Deacon Chris McCartin in in third place at 1-over 145, while Swafford is in a five-way tie for sixth at 2-over, which includes the Panthers’ Joel Sjoholm.

Tech dropped five shots to par on the par-3 17th hole alone, and posted a team total of 306 to fall seven shots off the lead. Roberto Castro paced Tech with a 2-over-par 74, birdieing four straight holes around the turn. Cameron Tringale shot 77 and Taylor Hall 78 to count for the team.

Castro is tied for 10th place at 4-over 148, and David Dragoo, playing as an individual, is tied for 12th after a 76 at 149 along with Kevin Larsen and Tringale.

The Yellow Jackets also lost four shots Wednesday on penalties after Larsen discovered he had too many clubs in his bag.

The Tech senior reported the violation on his third hole, which meant he had to assess himself a two-stroke penalty on each of his first two holes. Larsen shot a 77 despite the penalties, playing the final 16 holes in 1-over-par and is in a tie for 12th place individually at 5-over-par 149.

The final round is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday off both the No. 1 ad No. 10 tees. Live scoring can be followed on www.golfstat.com.

UNITED STATES COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPThe Golf Club of Georgia (Lakeside Course), Alpharetta, Ga.Second-Round Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Georgia 296 295 591 +15 2 Clemson 292 301 593 +17 3 Georgia Tech 292 306 598 +22 T4 Georgia State 298 302 600 +24 T4 Oklahoma State 298 302 600 +24 T6 UCLA 299 302 601 +25 T6 Wake Forest 296 305 601 +25 8 Florida 305 298 603 +27 T9 East Tennessee St. 300 305 605 +29 T9 Southern California 304 301 605 +29 11 Brigham Young 310 297 607 +31 12 Alabama 299 313 612 +36 13 TCU 309 306 615 +39 14 Florida State 310 306 616 +40 15 Texas 305 312 617 +41

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS T1 Tanner Ervin Clemson 70 74 144 E T1 Webb Simpson Wake Forest 72 72 144 E 3 Chris McCartin Wake Forest 72 73 145 +1 T4 Trent Leon Oklahoma State 73 73 146 +2 T4 Hudson Swafford Georgia 74 72 146 +2 T4 Ben Taylor Georgia State 73 73 146 +2 T4 Joel Sjoholm Georgia State 71 75 – 146 71 +2 T4 Daniel Summerhays Brigham Young 71 75 – 146 71 +2 9 Chris Kirk Georgia 70 77 147 +3 T10 Roberto Castro Georgia Tech 74 74 148 +4 T10 Kevin Chappell UCLA 73 75 148 +4 T12 Rhys Davies East Tennessee St. 76 73 149 +5 T12 David Dragoo Georgia Tech 73 76 149 +5 T12 Tom Glissmeyer Southern California 75 74 149 +5 T12 Billy Horschel Florida 75 74 149 +5 T12 Kevin Larsen Georgia Tech 72 77 149 +5 T12 Lucas Lee UCLA 74 75 149 +5 T12 Tim McKenney Florida 72 77 149 +5 T12 Sam Saunders Clemson 71 78 149 +5 T12 Brendon Todd Georgia 73 76 149 +5

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T10 Roberto Castro 74-74 — 148 +4 T12 Kevin Larsen 72-79 — 149 +5 T12 Cameron Tringale 72-77 — 149 +5 T12 David Dragoo * 73-76 — 149 +5 T37 Chesson Hadley 74-79 — 153 +9 T46 Taylor Hall 76-78 — 154 +10 T50 Adam Cohan * 75-80 — 155 +11 T71 Daniel Bowden * 80-80 — 160 +16 *playing as an individual

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