THE FLATS – Although Georgia Tech’s golf crew has not performed collegiate occasions since March, the members of the 2020-21 crew have been busy by way of the summer time and fall competing in newbie occasions, and 5 returning Yellow Jackets look to complete the 2020 calendar 12 months with the flourish in a pair of great newbie occasions this week.
Rising senior Noah Norton, junior Connor Howe and sophomore Andy Mao are set to compete within the Patriot All-America Invitational at Wigwam Golf Membership in Litchfield Park, Ariz., the place 84 of the nation’s high collegiate golfers honors a fallen or severely injured soldier by carrying a bag bearing the identify of that particular person. Senior Will Dickson and junior Ben Smith will tee it up on the Orlando (Fla.) International Amateur at Orange County Nationwide Golf Heart and Lodge.
Each occasions start Monday and are 54 holes.
Rising senior Noah Norton gained the Patriot All-America Invitational final December.
Norton (Chico, Calif.) will be defending his 2019 title in the event, during which he fired a 54-hole complete of 203 (-7) to outlast Mason Overstreet of Arkansas, Jackson Suber of Mississippi and Sam Choi of New Mexico by a single stroke. It was Norton’s first profession newbie victory, and the two-time All-ACC performer went on to play in his fourth U.S. Beginner Championship final summer time, reaching the spherical of 32, and posted a top-10 end within the Korn Ferry Tour’s Wichita Open.
Howe (Ogden, Utah) gained or shared the title in three newbie occasions over the summer time, essentially the most important of which was the Southeastern Beginner in Columbus, Ga., the place he chipped in from off the inexperienced on the ultimate gap to seize the title by a shot (199, -11). Mao (Johns Creek, Ga.), who performed in two occasions for the Jackets final fall however didn’t compete within the spring, tied for the thirty second on the Southeastern Beginner final summer time.
Smith (Novi, Mich.) tied for sixth place on the South Seaside Worldwide Beginner earlier this month (277, -6) and tied for 35th on the Southeastern Beginner final summer time. In between, he loved a strong fall in GCAA newbie occasions with three top-15 finishes. Dickson (Windfall, R.I.), who has performed sparingly for the Jackets over his time on the Flats, gave some indication he could also be able to compete for a spot within the Tech lineup this spring after tying for second place on the GCAA Forest Hills Beginner (206, -10) and posting two different top-13 finishes.
Connor Howe captured the 2020 Southeastern Beginner championship.
GOLF PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS – 2020 CALENDAR YEAR
- Ultimate Nationwide Rating – No. 7 Golfstat, No. 3 Golfweek/Sagarin Index, No. 5 Bushnell Coaches Ballot
- Received Puerto Rico Traditional
- Bartley Forrester co-champion at Puerto Rico Traditional
- Andy Ogletree – GCAA second-team All-American
- Tyler Strafaci – GCAA honorable point out All-American, finalist for Byron Nelson Award, GCAA All-America Scholar
- Tyler Strafaci gained U.S. Beginner (second GT champion in a row), North & South Beginner, Palmetto Beginner
- Luke Schniederjans gained Georgia Beginner Championship (first Tech champion in 57 years)
- Connor Howe gained Southeastern Beginner plus different regional occasions
- Noah Norton reached spherical of 32 in U.S. Beginner
- Andy Ogletree low newbie on the Masters
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