"Ifeel good. I like Larry Mize
(in Matteson's group today). I've played with him before. Great guy.
Super champion. We're going to have a lot of fun. Last time we played
together we had a lot of fun and he told me a lot of great stories. I'm
just looking forward to a great couple of days playing with him.
Troy Matteson, a three-time All-American at Georgia Tech, charged at
the end of his rookie season on the PGA Tour to qualify for his first
Masters Tournament based on his money list ranking. Matteson was a
first-time PGA Tour winner in October at the Las Vegas event. The
27-year-old Alpharetta resident has agreed to share his daily thoughts
with The Augusta Chronicle during his Masters debut.
Despite his Georgia Tech pedigree and Golf Club of Georgia affiliation,
the biggest golf event in his adopted home state was the furthest thing
from Troy Matteson's mind six months ago.
Matteson's 2006 rally fulfills a career goal that grew stronger when he was at Georgia Tech.
A three-time All-American for the Yellow Jackets and the first Georgia
Tech player to win the NCAA individual title, Matteson familiarized
himself with Augusta National in annual team visits. Including his
redshirt season, he got to play the Masters course five times.\
champion Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech shot a 6-under-par 64
yesterday to take a one-stroke lead into today's final round of the
University of Hawai'i-Hilo Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the
Waikoloa Village Club.Tringale, a sophomore, has a 36-hole total of 12-under 128.
State leads the 18-team field with a 27-under 533 total. Stanford and
Georgia Tech are tied for second at 537.
shot a career-best 6-under-par 64 Wednesday and is tied for first place
individually, while 20th-ranked Georgia Tech posted an 8-under-par 272
team score and is tied for third place after the first round of the
UH-Hilo Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
The Yellow Jackets are trying to win this event for the sixth time in 10 trips to the Big Island.
Troy Matteson is tied with Tiger Woods at 2 behind the leaders in the Buick Invitational.
Brandt Snedeker struggled to a 74 Saturday at the Buick Invitational, but hung on to a share of the 54-hole lead with fellow newcomer Andrew Buckle, who had a 68. Kevin Sutherland is alone in third, followed by Woods and Matteson.