May 11, 2017
Clark, a junior from Columbus, Ga., and Schniederjans, a freshman from Powder Springs, Ga., are among fifteen student-athletes who were honored on the all-conference team. Wake Forest’s Will Zalatoris was named the ACC Player of the Year, while Clemson’s Doc Redman was named the ACC Freshman of the Year and NC State’s Richard Sykes ACC Coach of the Year.
Clark has been the steadiest performer this year for the Yellow Jackets, who are ranked No. 21 in the latest Golfstat rankings. Ranked 99th nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings, leads Tech in stroke average (72.00) and has in the top 30 in six of nine events. He has a pair of top-10 finishes this spring, a tie for eighth at the Seminole Intercollegiate and a tie for third at the Clemson Invitational.
Schniederjans has accomplished two things his older brother, Ollie, a three-time All-American, did not as a freshman – win a golf tournament and make the All-ACC team. Luke won the Carpet Capital Collegiate in his college debut last fall and the Puerto Rico Classic this spring. He also tied for third at the Seminole Intercollegiate this spring and is ranked No. 103 nationally in Golfweek/Sagarin.
This is the 23rd time since 1985 that Tech has had multiple players make the All-ACC team. Clark and Schniederjans, both first-time honorees, bring to 33 the number of Yellow Jacket golfers who have made the All-ACC team at least once during their careers.
Tech begins post-season play Monday with the opening round of the NCAA Stanford Regional in Stanford, Calif.
The All-ACC team, Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year were decided by a combination of the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings in conjunction with a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches, while Coach of the Year was selected by a vote of the coaches.
ACC Player of the YearWill Zalatoris, Wake Forest
Freshman of the Year Doc Redman, Clemson
Coach of the Year Richard Sykes, NC State
2016-17 Men’s Golf All-ACC Team Doc Redman, Clemson Bryson Nimmer, Clemson Carson Young, Clemson Chandler Eaton, Duke Alex Smalley, Duke Cristobal Del Solar, Florida State Harry Ellis, Florida State James Clark, Georgia Tech Luke Schniederjans, Georgia Tech Stephen Franken, NC State Derek Bard, Virginia Jimmy Stanger, Virginia Paul McBride, Wake Forest Will Zalatoris, Wake Forest Cameron Young, Wake Forest
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