Tech Grabs 36-hole Lead at Oregon Duck Invitational
 
 

March 22, 2005

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech took advantage of less blustery conditions in the afternoon round to post a seven-under-par 281, led by Roberto Castro's four-under 68, and the No. 2-ranked Yellow Jackets have a two-stroke lead after 36 holes at the Oregon Duck Invitational in Eugene, Ore.

Tech shot 291 (3-over-par) in the morning round at the Eugene Country Club, which was played in 45-degree rain showers and 10-mile-per-hour wind and was in sixth place, but leapfrogged them all in the afternoon, when the rain stopped. Afternoon conditions were overcast with occasional sun breaks, 57 degree temperatures and no wind.

The Yellow Jackets have a 36-hole score of 572, four under par, followed by Washington and host Oregon at 574, San Diego State at 575, Nevada at 577 and Pepperdine at 579. The final 18 holes will be played Tuesday.

Castro, a sophomore from Alpharetta, Ga., shot 71 in the morning round, and is tied for third place with James Lepp of Washington at five-under-par 139, three shots off the pace of Pepperdine's Michael Putnam (70-66 - 136). Nicholas Thompson, a senior from Coral Springs, Fla., shot 74 in the morning, 69 in the afternoon, and is tied for 11th at one-under 143.

Junior Mike Barbosa posted rounds of 75 and 70 and is tied for 21st at 145, followed by senior Chan Song (72-74), who is tied for 25th at 146. Sophomore Kevin Larsen went 74-77 and is tied for 57th at 151.

OREGON DUCK INVITATIONAL
Eugene Country Club, Eugene, Ore.
Second-round results

TEAM STANDINGS
1 Georgia Tech 291 281 572
2 Washington 290 284 574
Oregon 288 286 574
4 San Diego State 289 286 575
5 Nevada 290 287 577
6 Pepperdine 291 288 579
7 St. Mary's (CA) 296 287 583
8 Oregon State 294 290 584
9 Stanford 289 296 585
10 Long Beach State 299 290 589
UC - Riverside 296 293 589
12 San Jose State 304 288 592
13 Hawaii-Hilo 297 299 596
14 Washington State 299 299 598
15 Pacific 304 295 599
16 UAB 305 297 602

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1 Michael Putnam Pepperdine 70 66 136
2 Justin Madison San Jose S 68 70 138
3 Roberto Castro Ga. Tech 71 68 139
James Lepp Washington 73 66 139
5 Eric Riehle UC-Rvrside 70 70 140
Matt Ma Oregon 71 69 140
7 Andrew Scott SanDiegoSt 71 70 141
Adam Hagen Nevada 70 71 141
Zach Bixler Washington 68 73 141
10 Alex Coe Pepperdine 73 69 142
11 Aaron Choi SanDiegoSt 72 71 143
Alex Coe Pepperdine 73 69 142
11 Aaron Choi SanDiegoSt 72 71 143
Nicholas Thompson Ga. Tech 74 69 143
Ryan Gilmour Oregon St. 71 72 143
Darren Fletcher Nevada 73 70 143
Linus Nilsson SanDiegoSt 71 72 143

GEORGIA TECH SCORES
T 3 Roberto Castro 71 68 139
T 11 Nicholas Thompson 74 69 143
T 21 Michael Barbosa 75 70 145
T 25 Chan Song 72 74 146
T 57 Kevin Larsen 74 77 151
 

 


 
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Castro's afternoon 68 has him tied for third, three shots off the lead.