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Tech's Mikkelsen and Matteson Tie for 17th at Savane All-America Golf Classic

Nov. 20, 2001

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech golfers Kris Mikkelsen and Troy Matteson were unable to make a move on the final day and finished as part of a four-way tie for 17th place at the Savane All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas. The two-day, 54-hole event, which featured 24 of the country’s top players, was contested at the par-71, 6,781-yard El Paso Country Club. The event is hosted annually by the Sun Bowl Committee.

Mikkelsen finished the first day in a tie for ninth place at even par, but shot a 2-over-par score of 73 on the final day to finish the tournament at 2-over-par, 69-73-73-215. Matteson recorded his second sub-par round of the tournament on Tuesday as he carded a 1-under-par 70 over the final 18 holes to move up from 22nd place into 17th. He finished the week at 2-over-par 70-75-70-215. Those totals put the duo 13 shots off the pace of individual champion Brad Heaven of Toledo, who finished at 11-under-par, 65-67-70-202, just outdistancing Clemson’s D.J. Trahan (66-66-71-203) and Fresno State’s Nick Watney (68-65-70-203) for medalist honors.

Matteson and Mikkelsen are the 11th and 12th players from Georgia Tech to compete in the Savane All-America Classic. Two Yellow Jackets, David Duval (1991) and Matt Kuchar (1999) are former winners of the event.

The Georgia Tech golf team will now be off until February 13-15, 2002, when it travels to Waikoloa, Hawaii to compete in the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate.

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