Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – The Georgia Tech men’s golf team was unable to improve its play over the second 18 holes and finds itself alone in second place after 36 holes of play at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. The 54-hole event is being contested at Walt Disney World?s 7093-yard, par-72 Magnolia Course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The Yellow Jackets finished the second day of play with a team score of 3-under-par 285, and stands at 11-under-par, 280-285=565. All five Jacket individuals stand in the top 13 after two rounds. Tech was the first round leader, but trails Wake Forest by one shot entering the final day of competition. The Demon Deacons carded a team round of 5-under-par 283 and is at 12-under-par 281-283=564 after two rounds.
Tech individual competitors in the field continue to be led by senior Bryce Molder, who is one of four players tied for second place at 5-under-par, 69-70=139. The quartet trails individual leader John Engler of Clemson by three shots entering the final round. Engler is at 8-under-par, 66-70=136 after the first two days of play.
Joining Molder in the top 10 is junior Kris Mikkelsen, who is one of two players tied for seventh place at 2-under-par, 69-73=142. Senior Wes Latimer is the third Tech individual in the top 10, as he is one of four players tied for ninth place as he carded a 1-under-par round of 71 on Saturday, and is at 72-71=143 after two rounds. The final two Yellow Jackets in the field are sophomore Troy Matteson and junior Matt Weibring, both of whom are part of a five-way logjam in 13th place at even-par, 145. Matteson has a two-round total of 70-74=144, while Weibring is at 73-71=144.
The final round of competition will feature the same pairings as the second round, with the Yellow Jackets being paired with Clemson and Wake Forest in threesomes beginning at 9:30 a.m.