Anders Albertson helps Georgia Tech take lead in NCAA golf tournament

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MILTON, Ga. — Anders Albertson shot 3-under-par 67 on Wednesday to help Georgia Tech top the team leaderboard in the NCAA Tournament.

The Yellow Jackets had their second consecutive 6-under 274 to reach 12-under on the Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course.

California was a stroke back, and defending champion Texas followed at 10 under. The top eight schools after the third round today will advance to team match play.

Georgia (286-283) is tied for 19th place, but is just nine shots out of eighth place.

South Carolina is in last place (30th) after rounds of 286 and 296 and is 22 shots out of eighth place. Augusta’s Dykes Harbin had 71 on Wednesday but the Gamecocks had to count three 75s, including one by North Augusta’s Matt NeSmith.

Harbin, who opened with 74 is tied for 97th place individually, as is NeSmith (70-75) at 149.

Arizona State freshman Jon Rahm followed his opening 61 with 72 to remain in front.

Rahm had a 7-under 133 total for a one-stroke lead over Arkansas’ Nicolas Echavarria and Central Florida’s Greg Eason. Echavarria had 64, and Eason shot 66.

NO LAWSUIT: Adam Scott wants to make it perfectly clear that he isn’t suing the PGA Tour.

Scott, the Australian who used the anchored putting stroke to win the Masters Tournament in April, is part of a group that has retained a lawyer to look into the situation.

Hiring legal representation, he said Wednesday on the eve of the Memorial Tournament, was just a way of not being left out of the loop.

“My intention is just to get all the information given to me possible from the PGA Tour,” he said. “And just really, for me, like anyone else in a business, to have some professional guidance on this issue.”

WHITE HOUSE VISIT: Fred Couples and Nick Price were guests of President Obama at the White House on Wednesday.

Couples and Price, captains of the U.S. and International teams, respectively, for the 10th Presidents Cup, met with Obama, who will be the honorary chairman of the event when it’s held in October at Muirfield Village.

LOVE ADDED: Davis Love III has been added as an assistant to Couples for the Presidents Cup.

The announcement was made Wednesday on the eve of the Memorial Tournament, also at Muirfield Village, where Love and Couples are both playing this week.

Jay Haas is also assisting Couples with the American team.

Love holds a 16-8-5 record in Presidents Cup play, including a 5-2-1 mark when teamed with Couples.

FLOYD HONORED: Raymond Floyd, who won four major championships – including the 1976 Masters – and 22 PGA Tour titles, is the latest player or contributor added to the list of honorees of the Memorial Tournament.

Floyd was introduced during a special ceremony Wednesday.


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