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Tech in fifth place after 36 Holes at Amer Ari Invitational

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Waikoloa, Hawai'i -- Anders Albertson and Richard Werenski fired 2-under-par 70s on Thursday, leading Georgia Tech to a 5-under-par round of 283 and a move up to fifth place after the second round of the Amer Ari Invitational.

The 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets scuffled through much of Thursday's round but rallied on their closing holes. Freshman Michael Hines (Acworth, Ga.) birdied three of his final five holes to finish at 1-under-par 71 for the day, while Ollie Schniederjans (Powder Springs, Ga.) birdied two of his last four holes for an even-par 72.

Albertson (Woodstock, Ga.), played bogey-free golf in improving upon his opening 72, while Werenski (South Hadley, Mass.) birdied three of his last five holes to finish one shot better than his opening 71.

"We didn't get much going early in the round," said Tech head coach Bruce Heppler. "We started our round on a part of the course where the par-5s came late in the day. Everyone in front of us has had a low round in this tournament, and maybe ours will be tomorrow. Our guys are all playing well enough to have one."

Tech matched its opening-round score and moved up one position, but the Yellow Jackets are 12 shots out of the lead held by 7th-eanked Washington, which blistered the 7,074-yard Kings' Course at Waikoloa Resort with a 13-under-par 275 to overtake first-round leader UCLA. The Huskies have a 36-hole total of 555 (-21), two shots clear of the 4th-ranked Bruins (-19), who shot 8-under 280 on Thursday.

No. 2 Texas (-14) is in third place, followed by No. 9 Southern California (-12) and Tech (-10).

Werenski, who shot a 71 Wednesday, is tied for 16th place after 36 holes at 3-under-par 141. Albertson, who played bogey-free golf Thursday, is tied for 23rd place at 2-under 142 along with Hines and fellow freshman Shun Yat Hak (Lake Mary, Fla.), who matched his opening 71 Thursday competing as an individual.

Bo Andrews (Raleigh, N.C.), whose 74 Thursday did not count for Tech, is tied for 30th place at 1-under 143.

The final round begins at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time Friday in a shotgun start.

AMER ARI INVITATIONAL
Waikoloa, Hawai'i, Kings' Course
36-hole Results

TEAM STANDINGS
1 Washington 280 275 555 -21
2 UCLA 277 280 557 -19
3 Texas 279 283 562 -14
4 Southern California 291 273 564 -12
5 Georgia Tech 283 283 566 -10
T6 TCU 277 291 568 -8
T6 Oklahoma State 288 280 568 -8
8 Auburn 281 288 569 -7
9 Stanford 287 285 572 -4
10 Arizona State 291 282 573 -3
11 Oregon 287 289 576 E
12 Oregon State 289 288 577 +1
13 Texas Tech 284 294 578 +2
14 San Jose State 296 283 579 +3
15 Colorado 295 289 584 +8
T16 UC Davis 298 291 589 +13
T16 Osaka Gakuin University 293 296 589 +13
18 Hawaii-Hilo 293 300 593 +17
T19 Hawaii 298 307 605 +29
T19 CSU-Stanislaus 307 298 605 +29

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
T1 Cody Gribble Texas 69 68 137 -7
T1 Pontus Widegren UCLA 68 69 137 -7
T3 Chris Williams Washington 68 70 138 -6
T3 Dominic Bozzelli Auburn 70 68 138 -6
T3 David Fink Oregon State 68 70 138 -6
T3 Trevor Simsby Washington 72 66 138 -6
T3 Anthony Paolucci Southern California 72 66 138 -6
T3 Brandon Stone Texas 69 69 138 -6
T9 Manav Shah UCLA 68 71 139 -5
T9 Julio Vegas * Texas 72 67 139 -5

GEORGIA TECH SCORES
T16 Richy Werenski -3 71 70 141
T23 Anders Albertson -2 72 70 142
T23 Michael Hines -2 71 71 142
T30 Bo Andrews -1 69 74 143
T65 Ollie Schniederjans +3 75 72 147
T23 Shun Yat Hak (individual) 71 71 142

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