June 16, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Seth Reeves won the Southeastern Amateur Championship for the second time in three years over the weekend, firing a final-round 4-under-par 67 to capture a three-stroke victory at the Country Club of Columbus (Ga.).
The rising Tech senior overtook third-round leader and Columbus native Jimmy Beck with his closing round and hoisted the winner’s trophy once again. Reeves shot rounds of 69-71-66-67 for an 11-under-par tournament total of 273.
“It’s a great event. I’m really comfortable out here,” Reeves told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. “I was surprised, I didn’t know how I’d do coming back this year. In my mind, I was defending because I didn’t play last year, so I didn’t know what kind of pressure I’d have. I was really pleased, though.”
Reeves tied for 13th in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championship earlier this month at the Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course, guaranteeing himself honorable mention All-America recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America, and opened his summer schedule by tying for 13th at last weekend’s Palmetto Amateur in South Carolina.
Bo Andrews shot rounds of 73-73-70 to tie for 19th place at the rain-shortened Monroe Invitational last weekend in Pittsford, N.Y. Michael Hines (T50) and Drew Czuchry (T55) also competed in the event.
James White, who graduated from Tech in 2011, tied for sixth place at the eGolf Tour Spring Creek Classic in Gordonsville, Va. The Tech All-American posted rounds of 68-69-70 to finish three shots off the pace and pick up a check for $3,500.
Three of the four Georgia Tech alumni in the field for the U.S. Open made the cut and played on the weekend. Matt Kuchar shot 74-73-72-73 (+12) to tie for 28th place. Nicholas Thompson (+18) tied for 56th and Matt Weibring (+20) tied for 62nd.
Two-time champion Stewart Cink will be among seven Tech alumni in this week’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn. Roberto Castro, Paul Haley II, Troy Matteson, Bryce Molder, Nicholas Thompson and Cameron Tringale. Cink won this event in 1997, his first PGA Tour victory, and 2008.