Tech Shoots 9-Under, Tied for Third at Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate
Kyle Scott fires 4-under 67, tied for second individually
Sept. 25, 2009
Franklin, Tenn. -Kyle Scott fired a 4-under-par 67, and Georgia Tech counted four subpar scores Friday on the way to a 9-under-par total of 275 in the first round of the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate golf tournament.
James White and John-Tyler Griffin each carded a 2-under-par 69, while Chesson Hadley added a 1-under 70. Still, Tech is tied for third place with Mississippi, three shots behind Arkansas State, which blistered the Vanderbilt Legends Course in 12-under-par 272. South Carolina is in second at 10-under 274.
Scott, a transfer from Division II West Florida, birdied three of the four par-3 holes and added two more on par-5s at the 7,100-yard Legends Club. He is in a group of seven players tied for second place, three shots behind the Rebels' Jonathan Randolph, who posted a bogey-free 64 Friday.
"[Scott] drives the ball really straight, so he plays a lot of stress-free golf," said head coach Bruce Heppler. "We hit a lot of really good shots today, but probably didn't take advantage of them as much as we could have. But we're under par, and we're in the tournament."
White, a sophomore from Acworth, and Griffin, a junior from Wilson, N.C., are tied for 15th place. Hadley, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., is tied for 24th. Paul Haley, a junior from Dallas, Texas, shot a 73 and did not count for the Jackets.
"Greens and fairways were a little soft, so everyone was throwing darts at the greens," added Heppler. "They've had almost as much rain as we've had (in Atlanta)."
Saturday's second round begins at 8 a.m., and the Yellow Jackets will tee off sometime after 9:30 a.m.
MASON RUDOLPH INTERCOLLEGIATE Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, Tenn. First-Round Results