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Golf Team Signs Two Top Junior Players

Nov. 13, 2008

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech has signed the top-ranked player in Georgia and the No. 2-ranked player in North Carolina, Seth Reeves of Duluth, Ga., and Bo Andrews of Raleigh, N.C. to national letters-of-intent, head coach Bruce Heppler announced Wednesday.

Reeves, who attends Peachtree Ridge High School, is ranked No. 19 among 2009 seniors and 30th among all junior golfers in the nation according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Andrews, who attends Ravenscroft High School in Raleigh, is No. 56 among 2009 seniors and 86th among all junior golfers.

“We are extremely excited about these two young men joining our program,” said Heppler, whose current team is ranked No. 10 in the nation. “They are both terrific students and have been very mature in their preparations to play college golf at the highest level. This maturity should benefit them greatly as they move from high school to the demands of Division I athletics.”

Reeves has picked up 24 top-20 performances in tournaments during his junior career, including a runner-up finish at the USGA Boys Junior Qualifier in 2008, a fourth-place finish at the 2008 Horseshoe Bend Junior Classic, and a seventh-place finish at the 2008 Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational. He has helped Peachtree Ridge win three consecutive 7-AAAAA regional championships in Georgia and make three straight trips to the AAAAA state championship. He earned all-state honors in 2008 and was runner-up to current Tech freshman James White for state medalist honors.

“In Seth Reeves we feel like we have signed the best player in the state (of Georgia) for the second year in a row,” said Heppler, who has James White of Acworth as a freshman on this year’s team. “He had a tremendous summer from the middle of June on, and played at a level that allowed him to compete successfully against the best players in the country. His confidence has grown a great deal over the past year, and with nine months to go before he arrives on campus, he is preparing himself in every way for next fall. His commitment to improving is exceptional.”

Andrews, an honorable mention All-American by the American Junior Golf Association in 2007, has led Ravenscroft to North Carolina state and conference championships three times. He has won three AJGA golf titles, the 2008 AJGA Junior Championship, the 2007 AJGA Golf Pride Classic and the 2007 AJGA Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Classic, and recorded seven other top-20 finishes in the last two years.

“As a three-time AJGA winner, Bo has succeeded on the national scene for the past two summers,” said Heppler. “The exciting thing about Bo is that when he gets near the lead and has a chance to win, he can close the deal. His father Andy was a great tennis player in the ACC, and he has given Bo the vision of team first and what kind of work is needed to succeed in college athletics.”

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