The Yellow Jackets Men’s Golf Team capped a strong season with an ACC Tournament Title, the ninth in the past thirteen years, and seventeenth overall.
The Georgia Tech golf team was ranked fifth in the country coming into play this week for the ACC Title matches at the Old North State Club in New London, North Carolina. The Championship was the seventeenth overall for the program, and the ninth in the past thirteen years.
The Yellow Jackets led wire-to-wire in the tournament shooting 276,277, and 282 for an overall team score of 29 under par to hold off the charging Clemson Tigers who finished at 27 under par. The Wake Forrest team shot a 14 under par round to get to 26 under par and finish third.
The Jackets were paced by Tyler Strafaci and Luke Schniederjahns who both fired 6 under par for the tournament and finished in 12th place overall. The individual winner Thomas Walsh shot a 16 under 200 to set the tournament record previously held by Georgia Techs Anders Albert who shot 201.
The win caps off a season that saw them win three total tournaments and one individual win by Chris Petefish at the General Hackler Championship. The win should also put the Jackets in a great position to hold a one seed in the NCAA Regional pool when play starts on May 24-30th at Karsten Creek.
The Yellow Jackets have advanced out of the regional round of the NCAA’s in 23 of 27 attempts. They have been runners up for the national championship in 1993, 2000, 2002, and 2005 all before the introduction of match play in 2009.
When Tech has advanced to match pay, the Jackets have lost to the eventual national champion in three of four tries (Augusta State in 2010 and 2011 and Alabama in 2013.