Tech, Schniederjans Maintain Lead at Carpet Capital Collegiate

Sep 7, 2013

Rocky Face, Ga. – Ollie Schniederjans shot a 5-under-par 67 for the second straight day, but fourth-ranked Georgia Tech saw its lead cut to four shots after 36 holes at the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm Golf Club.

Complete Results and Sunday Tee Times

Anders Albertson shot a 1-under 71 Saturday, the only other Tech player under par, as the Jackets posted a 1-over-par 289 and have a two-round total of 569 (-7). Eleventh-ranked Georgia made a big charge in the second round, firing the day’s best score of 282 (-6) to get within four shots of the Jackets at 3-under 573. North Carolina is in third place at 578 (+2), followed by Clemson at 579 (+3). LSU and third-ranked Texas are tied for fifth at 584 (+8).

Clemson (-3), LSU (-1), Texas (-2) and Auburn (-1) all broke par Saturday, but the 7,012-yard, par 72 Farm continued to play difficult for the 14 teams in the field.

“It was a bit of a struggle for us out there today,” said head coach Bruce Heppler. “Ollie and Anders, fortunately, wouldn’t let the round completely get away from us. But we’re in the final group tomorrow, which is what you look for every time you play, and we have a chance to play well with a lot on the line.”

Schniederjans, with a 36-hole total of 134 (-10), had a relatively benign front nine, with two birdies and a bogey, but reeled off a string of four straight birdies to begin the back nine. The junior from Powder Springs, Ga., stumbled with a double bogey at the par-4 14th, but answered that immediately with an eagle at the par-5 15th, then parred in to extend his lead in the individual race to three strokes over North Carolina’s Bailey Patrick (137, -7).

Michael Cromie and Joey Garber of Georgia and Stewart Jolly of LSU are tied for third at 140 (-4), while Albertson is along in sixth place at 141 (-3).

Seth Reeves shot 2-over 74 Saturday for Tech, which also counted a 77 from Richard Werenski.

Tech is attempting to capture the Carpet Capital Collegiate for the seventh time in the 25-year history of the event, and for the first time since winning three in a row from 1999-2001. Schniederjans is looking for his first career victory; in 23 career events, his best finish is a tie for second at last spring’s Puerto Rico Classic.

The Yellow Jackets tee off beginning at 9:40 a.m. Sunday for the final round, paired with Georgia and North Carolina.

CARPET CAPITAL COLLEGIATEThe Farm Golf Club, Rocky Face, Ga.36-Hole Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Georgia Tech 280 289 569 -7 2 Georgia 291 282 573 -3 3 North Carolina 290 288 578 +2 4 Clemson 294 285 579 +3 T5 LSU 297 287 584 +8 T5 Texas 298 286 584 +8 7 Auburn 299 287 586 +10 8 South Carolina 302 289 591 +15 9 North Florida 295 298 593 +17 10 Middle Tennessee St. 298 297 595 +19 T11 Kennesaw State 297 299 596 +20 T11 Wake Forest 301 295 596 +20 T13 Chattanooga 306 296 602 +26 T13 Tennessee 306 296 602 +26

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Ollie Schniederjans Georgia Tech 67 67 134 -10 2 Bailey Patrick North Carolina 68 69 137 -7 T3 Stewart Jolly LSU 72 68 140 -4 T3 Michael Cromie Georgia 72 68 140 -4 T3 Joey Garber Georgia 71 69 140 -4 6 Anders Albertson Georgia Tech 70 71 141 -3 T7 Gavin Hall Texas 71 72 143 -1 T7 Cody Proveaux Clemson 73 70 143 -1 T7 Henry Do North Carolina 72 71 143 -1 T10 Payne Denman Middle Tennessee St. 71 73 144 E T10 Austin Langdale Clemson 71 73 144 E T10 Jake Mondy Auburn 75 69 144 E T10 Will Starke South Carolina 73 71 144 E

GEORGIA TECH SCORES 1 Ollie Schniederjans (1) 67 67 134 6 Anders Albertson (2) 70 71 141 T23 Richard Werenski (5) 70 77 147 T33 Seth Reeves (4) 74 74 148 T56 Bo Andrews (3) 73 81 154

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