Three Yellow Jackets Make GCAA All-America Teams

June 20, 2013

Norman, Okla. – Georgia Tech sophomores Anders Albertson and Ollie Schniederjans have been named third-team All-Americans by the Golf Coaches Association of America, while junior Seth Reeves earned honorable mention honors.

The GCAA announced its PING All-America teams Thursday, with 31 players chosen for the first three teams and 27 in the honorable mention group. It is the fourth straight year that Tech has placed two or more players on GCAA All-America teams, and the 14th time since 1998.

Albertson, from Woodstock, Ga., and Schniederjans, from Powder Springs, Ga., became the anchors for the Yellow Jackets’ run to a second-place finish in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championship and to the semifinals of match play before falling to the eventual champion, Alabama. Albertson finished the spring ranked eighth in the Golfstat Cup and 27th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, while Schniederjans finished 15th and 29th, respectively.

They finished 1-2 on the team in stroke average and combined for 11 top-10 finishes. Albertson, and honorable mention choice in 2012 by the GCAA, won medalist honors with a tournament-record score at the ACC Championship this spring, while Schniederjans posted a runner-up finish at the Puerto Rico Classic and tied for eighth at the NCAA Championship among his six top-10 showings.

Reeves, from Duluth, Ga., finished second at the fall PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational and tied for 13th at the NCAA Championship along with two other top-20 performances.

Daniel Berger of Florida State, TCU’s Julien Brun, Greg Eason of UCF, James Erkenbeck of New Mexico, Max Homa, Michael Kim and Michael Weaver of California, Washington’s Cheng-Tsung Pan, Patrick Rodgers of Stanford, Brandon Stone of Texas and Cory Whitsett of Alabama were previously named to the PING All-America First Team.

Albin Choi of NC State, North Florida’s Sean Dale, Scott Fernandez of Iowa State, UCLA’s Pedro Figueiredo, California’s Brandon Hagy and Joel Stalter, Duke’s Brinson Paolini, Alabama’s Justin Thomas and Bobby Wyatt and Washington’s Chris Williams comprise the second team.

Third-team honorees also include Arkansas’ Sebastian Cappelen, Corey Conners of Kent State, Tennessee’s Oliver Goss, Gavin Green of New Mexico, North Florida’s MJ Maguire, Thomas Pieters of Illinois, UCLA’s Pontus Widegren and Stanford’s Cameron Wilson.

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