Men's Golf

Golf Team Finishes Ninth at SHC Masters

GoJackets James White earned his fifth top-20 finish this year.
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James White earned his fifth top-20 finish this year.
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March 14, 2010

Las Vegas, Nev. -


James White shot a 73 to pace Georgia Tech Sunday, and the 14th-ranked Yellow Jackets closed with a 306 as a team and tied for ninth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters golf tournament.

White, a sophomore from Acworth, Ga., shot the Yellow Jackets' best individual score of the tournament in a week when scores remained high on the 7,510-yard, par 72 Southern Highlands Golf Club. He finished in a tie for 16h place to lead the Jackets, posting an 11-over-par score of 227, eight strokes behind medalist Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State (3-over 219). It was his fifth top-20 finish in six tournaments this year.

Tech also counted a 75 from junior John-Tyler Griffin, a 78 from senior Chesson Hadley and an 80 from junior Paul Haley. Hadley tied for 29th place at 15-over 231, while Griffin tied for 37th at 18-over 234.

"We played better today," said head coach Bruce Heppler, whose team began the day in 14th place. "James had a great round, and Chesson did pretty well considering he hasn't played for a while. I'm please that we moved up against such a tough field."

The 15-team field included 13 of the nation's top 30 teams. Host UNLV, the nation's 18th-ranked team, and No. 11 UCLA tied for first place in the team race at 35-over-par 899. No. 17 Southern California and No. 7 Texas A&M tied for third nine shots back at 908, followed by No. 16 Texas Tech at 911 and No. 12 Arizona State at 913. Fourth-ranked Texas was seventh at 919, and No. 29 TCU was eighth at 920.

The Yellow Jackets tied for ninth with No. 27 Tennessee at 928.

Tech is off until March 26-28 when it competes in the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Ga.

SH COLLEGIATE MASTERS
Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
Final Results

TEAM STANDINGS T1 UNLV 296 297 306 899 +35 T1 UCLA 294 306 299 899 +35 T3 Southern California 296 307 305 908 +44 T3 Texas A&M 295 307 306 908 +44 5 Texas Tech 304 304 303 911 +47 6 Arizona State 305 303 305 913 +49 7 Texas 297 320 302 919 +55 8 TCU 302 310 308 920 +56 T9 Georgia Tech 300 322 306 928 +64 T9 Tennessee 302 313 313 928 +64 11 Oklahoma State 302 321 309 932 +68 T12 New Mexico 305 316 314 935 +71 T12 Georgia 298 322 315 935 +71 14 Florida 292 326 319 937 +73 15 Arizona 303 315 320 938 +74

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Jesper Kennegard Arizona State 71 72 76 219 +3 T2 Tyson Alexander Florida 68 80 72 220 +4 T2 T.J. Vogel Southern California 71 72 77 220 +4 4 Travis Ross New Mexico 75 73 73 221 +5 T5 Dylan Frittelli Texas 71 78 73 222 +6 T5 Johan de Beer TCU 68 76 78 222 +6 T5 Cody Gribble Texas 72 76 74 222 +6 T8 Pedro Figueiredo UCLA 76 75 72 223 +7 T8 Ignacio Elvira Texas A&M 77 73 73 223 +7 T8 Andrea Pavan Texas A&M 70 79 74 223 +7

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T16 James White +11 75 79 73 227 T29 Chesson Hadley +15 74 79 78 231 T37 John Tyler Griffin +18 76 83 75 234 T43 Paul Haley +20 75 81 80 236 T72 Kyle Scott +29 76 88 81 245


 

 

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