Panama City Beach, Fla. – Christo Lamprecht posted the low round of the day, a 7-under-par 65, and moved into second place individually while pacing Georgia Tech to a 7-under-par score of 281 and second place after 36 holes at the Watersound Invitational.
Tied with Vanderbilt the top-ranked team in the country after the first 18 holes, the 12th-ranked Yellow Jackets posted another quality round but was unable to stay with the Commodores, who put together a 15-under-par round of 272 at Shark’s Tooth Golf Club and opened an eight-stroke lead on Tech. the Jackets are five strokes ahead of the third-place team, No. 11 Florida State with the final round of the 54-hole event set to begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
TECH LINEUP – Lamprecht, a junior from George, South Africa, matched his low round of the year with eight birdies against one bogey, which came on the fifth hole of his round. He has a 36-hole score of 134, 10-under-par and one shot off the lead in a bid to win his second tournament of the year (Inverness Intercollegiate in the fall).
Tech’s other counting scores Monday were a trio of even-par 72s from Bartley Forrester, Ross Steelman and Connor Howe. Steelman and Forrester are tied for 19th place individually at 1-under-par 143. Freshman Hiroshi Tai, who opened with a 68 Sunday, followed with a 74 Monday and is tied for 16th place at 2-under-par 142.
The Yellow Jackets continue to pace the field in scoring on par-5 holes (-17) and are second behind the Commodores in birdies (43).
Hiroshi Tai is tied for 16th pace at 2-under-par 142. (photo by Ross Obley)
TEAM LEADERBOARD – Vanderbilt got a 6-under-par 66 from defending NCAA champion Gordon Sargent and three other subpar rounds in posting its 15-under-par round. The Commodores have a 36-hole total of 552 (-24), eight strokes ahead of the Yellow Jackets (560, -16).
Host Florida State matched Tech’s round Monday and remains in third place, five shots behind the Jackets at 565 (-11), followed by No. 17 Alabama (567, 9), No. 24 Mississippi State (573, -3) and NC State (575, -1) in red figures.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD – FSU’s Frederik Kjettrup has put together rounds of 66-67 to take the 36-hole lead at 133 (-11), one stroke ahead of Lamprecht.
Seminole teammates Brett Roberts (67 Monday), Michael Mays (68 playing as an individual) and first-round leader Cole Sherwood (68 Monday) of Vanderbilt are tied for third place at 135 (-9), followed by Sargent (137, -7) and Alabama’s Thomas…
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