Tech's Tringale, Georgia take first at Brickyard

A story a few days ago on Chattanooga, Tenn.’s newspaper Web site incorrectly stated that the Brickyard Collegiate Championship was hosted in Macon by Georgia.

It’s hosted by Mercer University, but Georgia certainly has taken a level of ownership after two years.

Georgia broke a three-way tie with Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech early and maintained control for a 6-stroke win Monday over Georgia Tech to take the Brickyard team title for the second straight year.

While co-leaders Russell Henley of Georgia and Drew Weaver of Virginia Tech suffered untimely hiccups on the back nine, Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech stayed steady and pulled off a 1-stroke win over Weaver with a third-round 69 to finish with a 1-over-par 211.

A wretched quadruple bogey on No. 17 dropped Henley from a share of the lead to a tie for ninth. The former Stratford star took the finish hard and was a little red-eyed after a quick talk with head coach Chris Haack nearly 30 minutes after the final hole.

Weaver was perhaps the most consistent golfer of the tournament, but a bogey on 12 and double bogey on 13 left the door just open enough for Tringale to slide in.

Defending champion Harris English of Georgia had a good third round and finished tied for third with teammate Hudson Swafford, Georgia Tech’s John Tyler Griffin, Florida State’s Cameron Knight, and Clemson’s David May and Phillip Mollica.