March 8, 2014
THE FLATS – Seth Reeves shot a 1-over-par 73 to pace Georgia Tech, which improved its score by 13 strokes Saturday and moved into a tie for 12th place after 36 holes at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.
With milder winds prevailing on Saturday at the 7,510-yard, par 72 Southern Highlands Golf Club, third-ranked Tech turned in a 14-over-par 302 and is in a tie with No. 21 New Mexico at 617 (41-over-par). Bo Andrews shot 75, Ollie Schniederjans posted a 76, and Richard Werenski and Anders Albertson each carded 78s.
Host UNLV, ranked 37th in the nation, shot 15-over-par 303 Saturday, 14 strokes higher than Friday’s round, but the Rebels maintained their lead with a 16-over-par total of 592, two shots clear of 10th-ranked Stanford (592), whose 9-over-par 297 was the day’s best team score. No. 19 UCLA and No. 1 Alabama are tied for third place at 598, followed by No. 2 Oklahoma State at 601. The 15-team field includes the nation’s top five teams and 11 of the nation’s top 25.
Patrick Rodgers of Stanford, with a 3-under-par 69 Saturday, took the 36-hole lead at 143 (-1), two shots ahead of UCLA’s Jonathan Garrick (145, +1). Alabama’s Robby Shelton is third at 146 (+2). Stanford and Alabama each have two players in the top 10 individually.
Reeves, a senior from Duluth, Ga., is Tech’s top player through 36 holes, tied for 24th place with a tournament score of 151 (+7). Schniederjans is tied for 27th at 152 (+8). Werenski is tied for 40th place at 155.
The final round begins at 11 a.m. Eastern time Sunday.
SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE MASTERS
Southern Highlands Golf Club (par 72), Las Vegas, Nev.
UNLV 592 (+16), Stanford 594, UCLA 598, Alabama 598, Oklahoma State 601, Oklahoma 607, TCU 608, Georgia 611, Texas 615, Arizona State 615, California 616, Georgia Tech 617, New Mexico 617, Texas Tech 626, Texas A&M 629
Patrick Rodgers, Stanford, 143 (-1); Jonathan Garrick, UCLA, 145; Robby Shelton, Alabama, 146; Jon Rahm, Arizona State, 147; Michael Schoolcraft, Oklahoma, 147; Cameron Wilson, Stanford, 147