June 29, 2011
ATLANTA – Drew Czuchry, a native of Auburn, Ga., who competed in six tournaments as a freshman at Akron University, is transferring to Georgia Tech and will join the Yellow Jackets’ golf program in the fall, head coach Bruce Heppler announced Wednesday.
Czuchry appeared in six events during the first half of his freshman campaign, posting a team-best scoring average of 73.94 over 17 rounds. He logged a pair of top-20 finishes, tying for 17th at the Mason Rudolph Championship (1-over 214) and followed that with a tie for 11th at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate (8-over 224).
“We’re excited to have Drew join our program. He had a nice fall up in Akron and posted some good scores and finishes, and he’s a fine student” said Heppler, whose team won its third consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 2011. “He had a wonderful summer before he went off to college. He’s played lot of junior tournaments, and he has a lot of experience. We look forward to him making an impact.”
As a junior golfer in the Atlanta area, Czuchry ranked 26th in the nation and eighth in the 2010 class. He ranked first in Georgia for the 2010 Class according to the AJGA Polo national rankings and was a two-time Georgia PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008. He recorded nine wins, including the prestigious Scott Robertson Memorial Junior in 2010 and the AJGA Charles Howell III Junior Championship in 2009 as a junior golfer. Czuchry finished in the top 10 in over half of the events played during his junior golf career between 2006 and 2010, including going seven-for-seven on the Georgia PGA Junior Tour in 2008 and eight-for-nine on the GA PGA Junior Tour in 2007. He was selected for the 2010 AJGA Canon Cup East Team.
Czuchry joins a Tech team that lost three seniors from the nation’s No. 2-ranked team in 2011, but has two starters and four other letterwinners returning, as well as two incoming freshmen. He will have three years of eligibility, beginning this fall.