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Yellow Jacket Golfers Tied for Ninth After 36 Holes at Jerry Pate Intercollegiate

Oct. 13, 2003

Birmingham, Ala. – The Georgia Tech golf team was one of 10 teams under par on Monday in the first two rounds, led by a pair of rookies in Roberto Castro and Kevin Larsen, both of whom are tied for 26th place, but is still tied for ninth place at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala. The 54-hole event is being contested at the par-71, 6,958-yard Old Overton Golf Club.

The Yellow Jackets, who are using their fourth different lineup of the year, posted a team score of 2-under-par, 284-282-566 over the first 36 holes and are tied with host Alabama (290-276-566) entering Tuesday’s final round. That score is 21 shots off the blistering pace of team leaders Oklahoma State (277-268-545) and Wake Forest (275-270-545), both of which are tied at 23-under-par through two rounds.

In the individual standings, both Castro and Larsen are tied for 26th place at 1-under-par to lead Tech. Larsen opened the day with a 3-under-par score of 68, but dropped two shots over the second 18 to stand at 68-73-141. Castro was solid in the second round, carding a 2-under-par 69 to finish the day at 72-69-141. Those scores are 12 shots off the lead of Bill Haas of Wake Forest, who is at an outstanding 13-under-par, 63-66-129 after the second round.

The next Yellow Jacket individual in the field is junior Chan Wongluekiet, who is tied for 39th place at 2-over-par, 71-73-144. He is followed by sophomore Thomas Jordan, who fired a second round score of 4-under-par, 67 and is tied for 42nd place at 78-67-145. The final member of the Tech contingent is sophomore Mike Barbosa, who is tied for 48th place at 73-74-147.

The Jerry Pate Intercollegiate will conclude with the final round of play on Tuesday. Full tournament results are available at www.rolltide.com

TEAM SCORES AFTER 36 HOLES1   Oklahoma State U.        277  268    545    Wake Forest Univ.        275  270    5453   Georgia, U. of           273  274    5474   UNLV                     273  275    5485   Augusta State U.         281  269    5506   Clemson University       282  269    5517   Arizona, U. of           281  276    5578   Texas, Univ. of          280  281    5619   Georgia Tech             284  282    566    Alabama, U. of           290  276    56611  UAB                      293  283    57612  Auburn University        295  282    577

TOP-1O INDIVIDUALS 1 Bill Haas Wk. Forest 63 66 129 2 Lars Brovold Alabama 65 65 130 Alex Noren Okla. St. 65 65 130 4 Brendon Todd Georgia 68 63 131 5 Kyle Reifers Wk. Forest 68 66 134 Gregg Jones Clemson 68 66 134 7 Casey Wittenberg Okla. St. 71 64 135 Emmett Turner Augusta St 68 67 135 J.C. Deacon UNLV 66 69 135 10 James Heath Augusta St 71 65 136 Matt Hendrix Clemson 70 66 136

GEORGIA TECH INDIVIDUALS T26 Roberto Castro 72-69-141 Kevin Larsen 68-73-141 T39 Chan Wongluekiet 71-73-144 T42 Thomas Jordan 78-67-145 T48 Mike Barbosa 73-74-147

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