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Five Jackets Make GCAA All-Region Golf Team

Norman Okla. – All five starters for the 11th-ranked Georgia Tech golf team – seniors Bartley Forrester, Connor Howe and Ross Steelman, junior Christo Lamprecht and freshman Hiroshi Tai – have named to the PING All-East Region team selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The GCAA announced the selections of the best collegiate players across six regions (top 25 players in each region) Saturday.

The five Tech players are the most of any team on the 25-player list in the East Region, including No. 2-ranked North Carolina, which placed four on the team. Only Vanderbilt (Southeast), Illinois (Midwest) and Arizona State (West) also placed five players in their regions.

Howe, Lamprecht and Steelman made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team earlier this month. All five players are ranked among the top 100 players nationally in either the Golfstat rankings or the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, while Lamprecht, Steelman and Howe are listed among the top 40 in both rankings.

The quintet has been the core of a Yellow Jackets’ team that won the 2023 ACC Championship, defeating Wake Forest in the championship match and downing Duke in the semifinals after winning the 54-hole stroke-play portion of the championship by 16 shots. They also captured the NCAA Salem Regional in record fashion, posting a 53-under-par score to win the regional by eight strokes. Tech has finished as a runner-up in five other tournaments, including three this spring. The fivesome has combined for 20 individual top-10 finishes.

The Yellow Jackets are competing this weekend in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

2023 ALL-EAST REGION MEN’S GOLF TEAM

  • Michael Brennan, Wake Forest
  • Ryan Burnett, North Carolina
  • Paul Conroy, Chattanooga
  • Mats Ege, East Tennessee State
  • David Ford, North Carolina
  • Bartley Forrester, Georgia Tech
  • Austin Greaser, North Carolina
  • Alex Heffner, Davidson
  • John Houk, Chattanooga
  • Connor Howe, Georgia Tech
  • Walker Isley, UNC Wilmington
  • Ben James, Virginia
  • Tobias Jonsson, Mercer
  • Christo Lamprecht, Georgia Tech
  • William Love, Duke
  • Nick Lyerly, UNC Greensboro
  • Dylan Menante, North Carolina
  • Will Morlan, Furman
  • Kian Rose, Clemson
  • Luke Sample, Duke
  • Ross Steelman, Georgia Tech
  • Maxmilian Steinlechner, NC State
  • Andrew Swanson, Clemson
  • Hiroshi Tai, Georgia Tech
  • Jonathan Yaun, Liberty

 


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ABOUT GEORGIA TECH GOLF

Georgia Tech’s golf team is in its 28th year under head coach Bruce Heppler, winning 72 tournaments in his tenure. The Yellow Jackets have won 19 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, made 32 appearances in the NCAA Championship and been the national runner-up four 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.

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