Open mobile menu

Third-Ranked Golf Team Set To Compete In Las Vegas Intercollegiate

ATLANTA (March 8) – The third-ranked Georgia Tech men’s golf team will look to continue its winning ways this weekend as it heads west to compete in the Las Vegas Intercollegiate from March 9-11. The three-day, 54-hole event will be contested at the 7,100-yard, par-72 layout of the Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Yellow Jackets are coming off of their second team title of the 2000-01 season, following their victory on February 27 at the Puerto Rico Classic at the Rio Mar Country Club in Palmer, Puerto Rico. Tech recorded a team score of 3-under-par, 296-283-282ù861, to hold off second-ranked Clemson in the final round and claim a one-stroke win. Tech’s individuals in the field were led by a trio of players in the top 15, as senior Bryce Molder finished third with a 54-hole score of 4-under-par, 71-71-70ù212 and sophomore Troy Matteson (75-71-73ù219) and junior Matt Weibring (75-75-69ù219) were part of a tie for 15th place at 3-over-par.

Molder has continued his reign as the nation’s top-ranked collegiate player, as he currently leads the country with a 69.41 stroke average and has a pair of wins, including the Golfweek Preview Invitational and the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate. Matteson follows Molder in the Jacket’s stroke-average leaders, as he holds 72.87 scoring average per 18 holes.

Tech made its first-ever appearance in the Las Vegas Intercollegiate during the 1999-2000 season, as the Jackets finished fourth with a three-day total of 274-288-287ù849. Matt Kuchar was the top Tech individual in the field, as he placed in a tie for seventh at 5-under-par, 70-74-67ù211. Molder (68-73-72ù213) and Matteson (68-73-72ù213) were part of a tie for 17th place at 3-under-par.

Following the Las Vegas Intercollegiate, the Jackets will take a weekend off before returning to action on March 25-27, when they travel to Austin, Texas to compete in the Morris Williams Intercollegiate at the Intercollegiate Austin Country Club.

RELATED HEADLINES

September 20, 2020 Georgia Tech Golf: Career Stroke Average Leaders

Bryce Molder's NCAA-record 70.69 from 1997-2001 remains at the top

Georgia Tech Golf: Career Stroke Average Leaders
September 15, 2020 Stewart Cink on Packer and Durham

Former Tech golf All-American talks with Packer and Durham on ACC Network

Stewart Cink on Packer and Durham
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets