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Christo Lamprecht

Christo Lamprecht - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Experience 3 VL
Height 6-8
Weight 220
Hometown George, South Africa
High School Outeniqua HS
Major Business Administration
Year Senior
Christo Lamprecht - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

  • GCAA All-American – 2022 (honorable mention), 2023 (first team)
  • Golfweek All-American – 2022 (third team), 2023 (first team)
  • All-Atlantic Coast Conference – 2022, 2023
  • GCAA All-East Region – 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Fred Haskins Award finalist – 2023
  • The Amateur Champion – 2023
  • Low amateur – The Open Championship, 2023
  • Inverness Intercollegiate champion – 2022
  • OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational champion – 2023
  • Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational Champion – 2023
  • Member International team at Arnold Palmer Cup – 2022, 2023
  • Member South African team at World Amateur Team Championship – 2022, 2023
  • GCAA All-America Scholar – 2022, 2023
  • ACC All-Academic team – 2022

General:  Two-time All-American and two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer at Tech (2022, 2023) … No. 1 amateur player in the world according to the World Amateur Golf Ranking, and No. 2 in the PGA Tour University rankings … At 6-foot-8, believed to be the tallest player ever in the Georgia Tech program … Has posted 54 rounds in the 60s, 91 at par or under, out of 123 career stroke play rounds, with 23 top-10 finishes and 14 of those in the top-5 … Challenging the Tech career scoring average record (70.69 by Bryce Molder) with career mark of 70.10 … Has three collegiate titles, the Inverness Intercollegiate in 2022, the Olympia Fields/fighting Illini Invitational and the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational in 2023 … Began the fall as a pre-season, first-team All-American by Golf Channel … Won The Amateur Championship in June and earned an invitation to the 2023 Open Championship, where he won the Silver Medal as the low amateur, as well as the 2024 U.S. Open and Masters … Competed for the International team at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup in July, and for the South African team to compete at the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship in Paris … Competed in the 2023 Palmer Cup after being ranked No. 1 for the International team, and will represent South Africa once again in the World Amateur Team Championship in October in Abu Dhabi … Enrolled at Tech for the fall of 2020 but had to take all classes virtually from South Africa because COVID prevented his departure to come to Atlanta … Arrived in January of 2021 too late to participate in team qualifying and missed the Jackets’ first tournament (Camp Creek Invitational), but has played in every event since … The No. 2-ranked junior player in South Africa … Second native of South Africa to enrolled in Tech’s golf program, following Kyle Scott (2010-11) … Youngest of three children, has two older sisters … Enjoys hunting and fishing … Father introduced him to golf at age 3 … Studying business administration with an eye toward eventually becoming a financial manager/advisor.

2023-24: Tournament Results

No. 6 nationally in the Scoreboard NCAA Golf rankings … Semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, and one of 15 players on the Fres Haskins Award Spring Watch List … Has finished no lower than 16th in any of his nine events in 2023-24, winning twice in the fall and adding three more top-10 finishes … Got his senior year off to a good start by winning the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational in September, setting a tournament record for 36-hole score (131, -9) in the rain-shortened event … Followed up with a win (shared with Cole Sherwood of Vanderbilt) at the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational (203, -7) … Tied for eighth in stroke play in the East Lake Cup (72) and won both of his matches … This spring, tied for second at the Watersound Invitational (207, -9) and ninth at the RE Lamkin Invitational (210, -6) … Posted his lowest score of the year with a 14-under-par 202 at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate, which earned him a tie for 14th …. Also tied for 14th place at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational (212, -4) in the fall … Missed the Calusa Cup in early April to compete in the Masters, where he missed the cut with rounds of 74-78 … Tops the Jackets’ scoring chart with a 69.13 average over 24 rounds, which is challenging the Tech season record of 69.43 by Bryce Molder in 2000-01

2023 Amateur Highlights:  Won the Silver Medal as low amateur at The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool at Hoylake, England … Opened with a 5-under-par 66 to share the first-round lead before finishing in a tie for 74th (295, +11) … Won The Amateur Championship at Hillside Golf Club in Southport, England, scoring a 3&2 victory over Rohan Kleu of Switzerland in the 36-hole final … Tied for 62nd in the 36-hole stroke-play qualifier and needed 19 holes to win his preliminary round match before plowing through to the final … Competed with the International team at the Arnold Palmer Cup at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pa., but lost three of his four matches as the Internationals fell to Team USA, 30-26 … Tied for seventh place at the World Amateur Team Championship in Abu Dhabi (277, -11)

2022-23: Tournament Results

First-team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America and Golfweek magazine … Also named a GCAA All-America Scholar for the second time … Top-10-ranked player who was one of the 10 finalists for the Fred Haskins Award and was one of 10 semifinalists for the Ben Hogan Award … Made the All-ACC team for the second straight year … Played in every tournament and was Tech’s top finisher in six of them … Won one event and finished runner-up three times … Recorded top-10 finishes in all six stroke-play events this spring prior to the NCAA Championship (T-40) and in eight of 11 for 2022-23 … Tied for third place at the NCAA Salem Regional (202, -14), including a career-low 62 in the middle round, and tied a tie for ninth place at the ACC Championship (212, -4) … Won both of his individual matches at the conference championship, defeating William Love od Duke (2&1) and Michael Brennan of Wake Forest (6&5) … Posted a runner-up finish at The Goodwin (203, -7), a tie for second at the Linger Longer Invitational (208, -8), a tie for ninth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (209, -7) and a tie for second at the Watersound Invitational (203, -13) … Earned his first collegiate victory at the Inverness Intercollegiate (206, -7) in the fall, and also tied for 10th place at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate (211, -5) … Compiled a team-low and 69.44 stroke average over 34 rounds, one-hundredth of a stroke shy of Bryce Molder’s 2000-01 Tech record … Finished the spring No. 7 in Golfstat and No. 6 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index … Had a 30-29-3 head-to-head record against the nation’s top 25 players, according to Golfstat

 

 

2022 Amateur Highlights: Earned a spot in the U.S. Amateur based on his World Amateur Golf Ranking … Tied for sixth place in the 36-hole stroke-play portion (139, 1-), and won his opening match against Garrett Wood, 1-up … Tied for ninth place at the European Amateur Championship in Valencia, Spain (287, -1) … Went 3-1 in his matches to help the International team defeat Team USA, 33-27, in the Arnold Palmer Cup in Switzerland; won both of his mixed foursomes matches with Heather Lin of Taiwan and defeated 15th-ranked Travis Vick of Texas, 3&2, in his singles match … Tied for 36th (283, -3) and helped South Africa tie for 19th place at the World Amateur Team Championships in Paris

2021-22: Tournament Results

Third-team All-American by Golfweek magazine, honorable mention by Golf Coaches Association of America … Also made the All-ACC team and earned GCAA All-East Region honors on the strength of six top-10 finishes in 12 events, including a tie for third in ACC Championship stroke play (205, -11) … Won both of his individual matches, 1-up over FSU’s Michael Sakane and 5&4 over Wake Forest’s Mark Power … Tied for 29th at the NCAA Columbus Regional (217, +4), and tied for 32nd at the NCAA Championship (289, +9) … Also tied for fourth at The Calusa Cup (214, -2), eighth (203, -7) at The Goodwin and second at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (205, -11) in the three events prior … Tied for 42nd at Tech’s spring opener (Amer Ari Intercollegiate) and 23rd at the Watersound Invitational … Carried the third-lowest scoring average for a season (70.22 over 37 rounds) on record in Tech golf history … Ranked No. 26 nationally in par-4 scoring (3.98) and 29th in first-round average (70.08, according to Golfstat … Finished the spring as Tech’s highest-ranked player in the nation – No. 27 by Golfstat and No. 27 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index … Posted a 19-24-4 head-to-head record against the nation’s top 20 collegiate golfers as ranked by Golfstat … In the fall, was runner-up at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate with a program-record 54-hole score of 194 (-16), tied for 10th at the Windon Memorial and 14th at the Hamptons Intercollegiate.

2021 Amateur Highlights: Tied for 4th place (214, -2) at The Spirit International in Trinity, Texas, where he was the captain for the South African team, which finished fifth in the men’s team competition and eighth in the combined team (men and women) competition … Tied for eighth place at the Patriot All-America in December in Litchfield, Ariz. (201, -9) … Tied for 16th at the Monroe Invitational (279, -1) … Finished 17th at the Dogwood Invitational (277, -11).

2020-21: Tournament Results

Tech’s highest-ranked player, No. 78 in the Golfstat rankings and No. 64 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings, made the GCAA All-East Region team … Tops the team in stroke average at 71.57 in 28 rounds, and recorded four top-10 finishes, including a tie for fifth place at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional (209, -7) … Tied for top team finish at the NCAA Championship (T44) with two rounds of par or better … Also tied for third at the Calusa Cup, tied for sixth at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate and fifth at the Linger Longer Invitational … Tied for 15th at the ACC Championship (211, +1) … No. 138 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, No. 125 in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking, and South Africa’s No. 2-ranked amateur … Enrolled at Tech for the fall but had to take all classes virtually from South Africa because COVID prevented his departure to come to Atlanta … Arrived in January too late to participate in team qualifying and missed the Jackets’ first tournament (Camp Creek Invitational), but played in every event after.

2020 Amateur Highlights: Member of the South African national team … One of five amateurs exempted from qualifying for the South African Open Championship (Dec. 3-6), will be his fourth appearance in the championship (was youngest player in the field when he made his debut in 2018).

High School:  Attended Outeniqua High School, where he competed five years in golf for coach Val Holland, and four years in tennis under coach Albert Warren, playing in the top position … His tennis team won the SWP district championship every year from 2015-19.

Junior/Amateur Golf:  Ranked as high as No. 131 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking … Became the youngest player ever to win the South African Amateur in 2017 … Competed for South Africa in the Junior Presidents Cup in 2017 and 2019 … In 2019, he was the runner-up at the Southern Cape Amateur Open and tied for 19th at the South Africa Stroke Play Championship … Won the South African Match Play Championship in 2017 and reached the round of 16 in 2018 … Also in 2018, tied for eighth at the St. Andrews Links Trophy, became the first-ever international champion of the East of Ireland Amateur, and tied for 11th place at the Junior Players Championship in Jacksonville, Fla.

Career Statistics

Low Tour
LowPar/-Finish Top
SeasonRounds54-holesRoundRoundsEvents 1 510W-LW-L%Average
2020-21282096517934638-161 .79871.57
2021-223719463281246883-180 .83170.22
2022-2334202622511158870-138 .86369.44
Totals99194627032112182391-479 .83370.33

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