March 9, 2013
Las Vegas, Nev. – Seth Reeves shot an even-par 72 for the second straight day Saturday, and Georgia Tech posted a 6-over-par score of 294 to move up into a tie for sixth place after two rounds of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters golf tournament.
Tech has a 36-hole total of 589, 13 shots over par and 24 strokes behind top-ranked California, who shot an 8-under-par 280 Saturday and opened up an 11-shot lead over No. 12 Stanford. The Bears have an 11-under-par total of 565, with all five players among the top 15 individuals, and the Cardinal are even through 36 holes (576).
No. 6 Alabama (+1) is third, followed by No. 5 New Mexico (+5) and No. 2 UCLA (+6). The Yellow Jackets are tied with Texas A&M headed into Sunday’s final round. Twelve of the 15 teams playing this weekend are ranked among the nation’s top 13 teams, and the other three are ranked 35th or higher.
The 7,510-yard Southern Highlands Golf Club yielded eight subpar scores Saturday after giving up 11 on Friday. First-round leader Patrick Rodgers of Stanford remained on top after a 73, posting a 36-hole total of 139 (-5), two shots ahead of New Mexico’s James Erkenbeck and Alabama’s Cory Whitsett (-3). Mads Soegaard of Duke, Joel Stalter of California and Cameron Wilson of Stanford are tied for fourth at -2. Five other players are tied for seventh at -1.
Reeves, a junior from Duluth, Ga., is in a group of four players tied for 12th place at even-par 144. The left-hander managed to avoid big trouble for the second straight day, posting four birdies and four bogeys on his round. Schniederjans and Albertson are tied for 28th place at 148 (+4).
The Yellow Jackets will begin their final round Sunday at 8:45 a.m. local time on No. 1.
SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE MASTERS
Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.
TEAM STANDINGS – California 565 (-11), Stanford 576, Alabama 577, New Mexico 581, UCLA 582, Georgia Tech 589, Texas A&M 589, Oklahoma State 59, Duke 591, Southern California, 593, Florida 596, UNLV 596, Oklahoma 600, Georgia 607, Texas 608
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS – Patrick Rodgers, Stanford, 139 (-5); James Erkenbeck, New Mexico, 141 (-3); Cory Whitsett, Alabama, 141 (-3); Mads Soegaard, Duke, 142 (-2); Joel Stalter, California, 142 (-2); Cameron Wilson, Stanford, 142 (-2)