THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht, a first-team All-America selection and an All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice for the Yellow Jacket golf team this past spring, is set to compete this weekend a member of the International team for Arnold Palmer Cup for the second straight year. The 27th annual competition of collegiate players representing the United States and the International team is conducted June 8-10 at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pa.
The three-day Ryder Cup-style event features competition between Team USA and Team International involving both men and women, beginning with 12 mixed four-ball matches on Thursday (12 groups of two-person teams). Friday begins with foursomes matches between the men’s and women’s teams in the morning, followed by mixed foursomes matches in the afternoon (both sessions are 12 groups of two-person teams). Competition concludes Saturday with 24 singles matches. Each team is composed of 12 men’s and 12 women’s players.
The team with the most points at the conclusion of the four rounds of play will be the Arnold Palmer Cup Champion. If the two sides are tied, the International team will retain the Cup. The International team defeated the United States last summer in Switzerland, 33-27, as Lamprecht went 3-1 in his matches. Team USA leads the all-time series, 13-12-1.
Ranked No. 6 nationally by Golfstat and No. 8 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, Lamprecht had a victory and three runner-up finishes in 2022-23. The rising senior from George, South Africa won the Inverness Intercollegiate in the fall, and this spring has finished second at the Watersound Invitational, the Linger Longer Invitational and The Goodwin. Selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the second straight year, Lamprecht led the Yellow Jackets to the program’s 19th ACC Championship, the title at the NCAA Salem Regional and a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championship. He was the team’s highest finisher in six of 12 stroke play events.
Lamprecht, a finalist for the Fred Haskins Award and a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, is currently No. 10 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Lamprecht is the 10th different Georgia Tech golfer to compete in the annual competition and the fifth to compete in two Cups. He is the first to represent the International team. He represented his home country in the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship in Paris, the 2021 Spirit International in Trinity, Texas, as well as the 2017 and 2019 Junior Presidents Cup matches.
The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.
ABOUT GEORGIA TECH GOLF
Georgia Tech’s golf team has completed 28 years under head coach Bruce Heppler, winning 72 tournaments in his tenure. The Yellow Jackets have won 19 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, made 33 appearances in the NCAA Championship and been the national runner-up five times. Connect with Georgia Tech Golf on social media by liking their Facebook page, or following on Twitter (@GTGolf) and Instagram. For more information on Tech golf, visit Ramblinwreck.com.