ATLANTA — The third-ranked Georgia Tech golf team increased its lead after 36 holes at the Las Vegas Intercollegiate. The 54-hole event is being contested at the 7,100-yard, par-72, Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Yellow Jackets are the only team to be under par after two rounds of play, as they recorded three rounds of 69 and a team score of 9-under-par 279 to stand at 5-under-par, 292-279=571 after 36 holes. Tech leads second-ranked Clemson (293-287=580) by nine shots entering the final round.
The Yellow Jacket individuals in the field are led by junior Kris Mikkelsen, who is alone in sixth place after firing a round of 69 on Saturday, and is at 1-under-par 74-69=143. Mikkelsen trails individual leader Jeff Quinney of Arizona State, who is at 8-under-par 69-67=136.
Joining Mikkelsen in the top 10 are senior Bryce Molder and sophomore Troy Matteson, both of whom are part of a five-way tie for seventh place at even par with scores of 75-69=143 and 72-72=144 respectively.
Tech had another player in the top 15 as senior Wes Latimer is part of a five-way logjam in 12th place at 1-over-par 71-74=145. Rounding out the Yellow Jackets in the field is junior Matt Weibring, who bounced back in the second round with a 3-under-par 69 to stand as part of a tie for 57th place at 85-69=154.
The Las Vegas Intercollegiate will conclude tomorrow with the final round of play at the Rio Secco Golf Club.