Men's Golf

Golf Team Up a Spot to Ninth at Mauna Lani Invitational

GoJackets James White played his final 12 holes in 4-under-par.
GoJackets
James White played his final 12 holes in 4-under-par.
GoJackets

Feb. 5, 2010

Complete results and live scoring

Kohala Coast, Hawai'i - James White played the back nine in 3-under-par and finished with a 2-under 70 Thursday, pacing Georgia Tech to a second-round score of 3-over 291 as the Yellow Jackets moved up to ninth place after 36 holes of the Mauna Lani Invitational on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii.

White, a sophomore from Acworth, Ga., birdied for of his last 12 holes with no bogeys to lead the Yellow Jackets. John-Tyler Griffin posted a 1-under 71, and Kyle Scott an even-par 72 for Tech, which has a 36-hole total of 595, 19 shots over par and 17 strokes off the lead of Washington.

The Huskies shot a 1-under-par round of 287 and have a two-round total of 578 (2-over-par) to top the field of 22 teams. Stanford (+4) is two shots back, followed by Oregon (+5), Oklahoma State (+8), Texas and UCLA (+13), Texas Tech and Southern California (+18). Oregon State (+24) is in 10th place.

"A better day today for us," said head coach Bruce Heppler. "James, Kyle and J.T. gave us three very good rounds. We started on the tough part of the golf course again, but we got it together after a little bit of a rough beginning. I look forward to getting out there again tomorrow and see what we can do."

Griffin and Scott are tied for eighth place individually with a score of 1-over-par 145. Each of them played the front nine of the 6,913-yard Mauna Lani Resort course in 1-under-par, and avoided the set backs of the first nine they experienced Wednesday.

They are five shots off the pace of Kevin Tway of Oklahoma State, who posted the day's best round of 68 and has a 36-hole total of 140 (5-under-par). Nick Taylor of Washington is a shot back at 141, followed by Stanford's Sihwan Kim (142). Bobby Hudson of Texas and Gregor Main of UCLA are tied for fourth place at 143, and Charlie Hughes and Andrew Vijarro of Oregon are tied for sixth at 144.

 

 

The final round begins Friday with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. local time (5:30 p.m. Eastern).

20th ANNUAL MAUNA LANI INVITATIONAL
Mauna Lani Resort
Second-Round Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Washington +2 291 287 578 2 Stanford +4 297 283 580 3 Oregon +5 291 290 581 4 Oklahoma State +8 299 285 584 T5 Texas +13 297 292 589 T5 UCLA +13 288 301 589 T7 Texas Tech +18 296 298 594 T7 Southern California +18 293 301 594 9 Georgia Tech +19 304 291 595 10 Oregon State U. +24 302 298 600 11 San Francisco, U. of +30 312 294 606 12 TCU +31 310 297 607 13 Florida State +32 306 302 608 14 Colorado +34 304 306 610 15 Arizona State +35 313 298 611 16 UC Davis +36 306 306 612 17 Hawaii +37 311 302 613 18 San Jose State Univ. +50 308 318 626 20 Sonoma State +61 331 306 637 21 Hawaii-Hilo +68 316 328 644 22 Cal State East Bay +80 316 340 656

LEADING INDIVIDUALS 1 Kevin Tway (3B) Oklahoma State -4 F -4 72 68 140 2 Nick Taylor (11A) Washington -3 F -1 70 71 141 3 Sihwan Kim (2) Stanford -2 F -2 72 70 142 T4 Bobby Hudson (9B) Texas -1 F +1 70 73 143 T4 Gregor Main (6B) UCLA -1 F -2 73 70 143 T6 Charlie Hughes (12) Washington E F E 72 72 144 T6 Andrew Vijarro (14A) Oregon E F +2 70 74 144 T8 Jordan Cox (3A) Stanford +1 F E 73 72 145 T8 John Tyler Griffin (1B) Georgia Tech +1 F -1 74 71 145 T8 Brooks Koepka (11B) Florida State +1 F E 73 72 145 T8 Steve Lim (7A) Southern California +1 F E 73 72 145 T8 Kyle Scott (1A) Georgia Tech +1 F E 73 72 145 T8 Isaiah Telles (15) Oregon +1 F -1 74 71 145 T8 Trent Whitekiller (2) Oklahoma State +1 F -1 74 71 145 T8 Pontus Widegren (4A) UCLA +1 F +1 72 73 145 T8 Eugene Wong (13A) Oregon +1 F E 73 72 145

GEORGIA TECH SCORES 9 Georgia Tech +19 304-291 595 T8 Kyle Scott +1 73-72 145 T8 John Tyler Griffin +1 74-71 145 T26 James White +4 78-70 148 T70 Paul Haley +13 79-78 157 T102 Bo Andrews +19 81-82 163

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