Oct. 8, 2011
Macon, Ga. – Anders Albertson fired a 5-under-par 67 Saturday, and 21st-ranked Georgia Tech shot a 3-under-par 285 as a team to build its lead to 13 shots after two rounds of the Brickyard Collegiate golf tournament.
The only one of the 15 competing teams to break par Saturday on the 7,175-yard Brickyard at Riverside Course, the Yellow Jackets enter Sunday’s final round nine shots ahead of North Florida with an 11-under-par total of 565. The Ospreys, which began the day in third place, four shots back, shot 294 Saturday and have a 36-hole total of 578 (2-over-par). No. 15 Florida State shot 298 Saturday and hold third place at 4-over-par 580. Host Mercer is in fourth at 12-over 588, followed by No. 22 Georgia and Virginia Tech at 15-over 591.
“That was a really good round by Anders,” said Tech coach Bruce Heppler, whose team is looking for its first win at the Brickyard in five tries. “We’re playing the hard part of the course really well, and it’s been a good performance top to bottom so far. Our individuals have played well, too, which will help us down the road.”
Albertson, a freshman from Woodstock, Ga., and the Yellow Jackets’ stroke average leader, closed fast with four birdies in his last eight holes. He had six for his round against just one bogey, and is tied for second place individually at 5-under-par 139 with sophomore teammate Seth Reeves.
Reeves, a sophomore from Duluth, Ga., who opened the tournament with a 65 Friday, shot 74 Saturday. He and Albertson are three strokes shy of Florida State’s Brooks Koepka, who added a 70 Saturday to his opening 66 and stands at 8-under 136.
All-America James White and senior William Miller added a pair of even-par 72s to the Jackets’ ledger Saturday. White is tied for ninth place at 1-under 143, while Miller is tied for 14th at even-par 144. Richard Werenski, Tech’s fifth player, shot 74 Saturday, did not count for the Jackets, but is tied for 24th place individually.
Bo Andrews and Ollie Schniederjans, playing as individuals this weekend, continued to play well. Andrews posted his second straight 70 and is in fourth place at 4-under-par 140, while Schniederjans shot a 71 Saturday to move into a tie for fifth place at 3-under 141.
Sunday’s final round begins at 8:30 a.m. Tech’s contingent tees off at 10:10 a.m.