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Yellow Jacket Men's Golf Team Captured Third-Straight Carpet Capital Collegiate Crown

Oct. 7, 2001

Rocky Face, Ga. – The Georgia Tech men’s golf team was able to weather a blustery day that saw scores soar and held on to win its third-straight title at the Carpet Capital Collegiate. The Yellow Jackets placed four players in the tourney’s top-20 and recorded the lowest team round on each day of the event. The 54-hole tournament, which featured 10 top-25 teams, was contested at the par-72, 6,906-yar Farm Golf Club.

The Jackets were unable to keep up the scoring pace they set on the first two days and settled for an 8-over-par round of 296, tying for low-round honors with runner-up Tennessee on Sunday. Tech’s final team score of 6-under-par, 280-282-296=858, was the only team score under par for the weekend and gave the Jackets an impressive 10-stroke victory. The Volunteers finished the tournament at 4-over-par, 283-289-296=868, in second place.

Tech’s individuals in the field were led by junior Troy Matteson, who finished the tournament at 3-under-par, 68-69-76=213, and was tied with Ryan Hybl of Georgia for third place. Matteson held the lead in the tournament after two rounds, but finished two shots behind medallist D.J. Trahan of Clemson, who carded an even-par round on the final day to finish at 6-under-par, 69-69-72=210.

Joining Matteson in the top 10 was freshman Chan Wongluekiet, who had the best round of the day by a Tech player as he fired a 2-under-par 70 and was among four players tied for fifth place at 2-under-par 69-75-70-214. Senior Kris Mikkelsen was one of two players tied for 11th place as he finished the tournament at 1-over-par, 72-70-75=217. Fellow senior Matt Weibring followed Mikkelsen in the individual standings as he was part of a four-way tie for 17th place at 4-over-par, 71-74-75=222. Rounding out the Yellow Jacket contingent in the field was rookie Nick Thompson, who tied for 23rd place at 75-69-79=223.

Tech will take next weekend off before returning to action October 15-16, by competing in the Jerry Pate Invitational at the Old Overton Golf Course in Birmingham, Ala.

FINAL TEAM SCORES

1 Georgia Tech 280 282 296 858 -6

2 Tennessee, Univ. of 283 289 296 868 +4

3 Wake Forest Univ. 291 284 297 872 +8

4 Clemson University 294 285 303 882 +18

5 Florida, U. of 304 288 298 890 +26

6 Georgia, U. of 298 291 302 891 +27

7 North Carolina, U of 297 295 308 900 +36

8 Auburn University 296 308 297 901 +37

9 North Carolina State 301 295 306 902 +38

10 South Carolina 301 301 301 903 +39

11 Augusta State U. 309 297 303 909 +45

12 Virginia, U. of 305 303 305 913 +49

13 East Tennessee St. 303 304 308 915 +51

T14 UCLA 300 301 315 916 +52

T14 UNLV 306 308 302 916 +52

TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS & TECH PLAYERS

1 D.J. Trahan Clemson University 69 69 72 210 -6

2 Camilo Villegas Florida, U. of 75 65 72 212 -4

T3 Ryan Hybl Georgia, U. of 72 71 70 213 -3

T3 Troy Matteson Georgia Tech 68 69 76 213 -3

T5 Jay Morgan Wake Forest Univ. 70 73 71 214 -2

T5 Ian Parnaby Tennessee, Univ. of 68 71 75 214 -2

T5 David Skinns Tennessee, Univ. of 71 68 75 214 -2

T5 Chan Wongluekiet Georgia Tech 69 75 70 214 -2

9 Oliver Wilson Augusta State U. 73 72 70 215 -1

10 Dustin Bray North Carolina, U of 67 74 75 216 E

GEORGIA TECH INDIVIDUALS

T11 Kris Mikkelsen 72 70 75 217

T17 Matt Weibring 71 74 75 220

T23 Nicholas Thompson 75 69 79 223

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