Tech Lands 3 on All-ACC Golf Team

May 10, 2012

Greensboro, N.C. – Atlantic Coast Conference Champion Georgia Tech placed three players – James White, Bo Andrews and Anders Albertson – on the 2012 All-ACC Men’s Golf team, and head coach Bruce Heppler was named ACC Coach of the Year for the second straight year Thursday, as selected by a vote of the league’s coaches.

Complete ACC release

White, a senior from Acworth, Ga., made the team for the third straight year, becoming the ninth Tech player to make the all-conference team three times, while Albertson and Andrews were named for the first time. Albertson, a freshman from Woodstock, Ga., becomes the sixth Tech freshman to earn a spot on the all-conference team, joining David Duval, Matt Kuchar, Bryce Molder, Roberto Castro and Cameron Tringale, all of whom are currently active on the PGA Tour.

Tech has put three or more players on the All-ACC team nine times in its history.

“I’m very proud of these guys for what they’ve done this year and the way they’ve gone about their business,” said Heppler. “This has been a great group to coach and they are very deserving.”

Heppler, who has skippered the Yellow Jackets’ program since 1995, has been named conference coach of the year seven times and led Tech to nine conference crowns, including each of the last four. This year the Jackets won the title, the program’s 14th overall, with three new players among the five who competed in the event.

White, the nation’s 19th-ranked player and the winner of the Byron Nelson Award, has five top-10 finishes this year and a stroke average of 70.9, which ranks fourth in the ACC. Albertson and Andrews, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., also have five top-10 finishes each. Albertson is ranked 26th nationally and has a 71.1 stroke average (fifth in the ACC), while Andrews is ranked No. 99 and has a 72.2 norm (12th).

Virginia also placed three players on the all-conference team, led by automatic member Ben Rusch, the individual medalist at the ACC Championship, Ben Kohles, who earned his third straight All-ACC accolade, and ACC Freshman of the Year Denny McCarthy.

Florida State claimed two selections on the All-ACC team. ACC Player of the Year Brooks Koepka captured his third-consecutive honor on the team, while teammate Chase Seiffert captured his first such award.

Clemson, Duke, NC State and Wake Forest rounded out the 12-member team with one selection each. Clemson’s Corbin Mills and Duke’s Julian Suri captured team honors for the first time. NC State’s Albin Choi garnered his second straight All-ACC accolade, while Wake Forest was represented by Lee Bedford, a three-time honoree.

2012 All-ACC Men’s Golf Team (Listed alphabetically by school)

Name …………………………School ……………….Yr. ……………Hometown Corbin Mills ……………………… Clemson …………………. Jr. ………………. Anderson, S.C. Julian Suri ………………………… Duke ……………………… Jr. ………………. St. Augustine, Fla. Brooks Koepka ………………….. Florida State …………… Sr. ………………. Wellington, Fla. Chase Seiffert ……………………. Florida State …………… Jr. ………………. Panama City, Fla. James White ……………………… Georgia Tech ………….. Sr. ………………. Acworth, Ga. Anders Albertson ………………. Georgia Tech ………….. Fr. ………………. Woodstock, Ga. Bo Andrews ………………………. Georgia Tech ………….. So. ……………… Raleigh, N.C. Albin Choi ………………………… NC State …………………. So. ……………… Toronto, Ontario, Canada Denny McCarthy ……………….. Virginia ………………….. Fr. ………………. Rockville, Md. Ben Kohles ……………………….. Virginia ………………….. Sr. ………………. Cary, N.C. Ben Rusch ………………………… Virginia ………………….. So. ……………… Weinfelden, Switzerland Lee Bedford ………………………. Wake Forest …………… Sr. ………………. Cary, N.C.

ACC Player of the Year – Brooks Koepka, Florida State ACC Freshman of the Year – Denny McCarthy, Virginia ACC Coach of the Year – Bruce Heppler, Georgia Tech

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