June 28, 2012
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech sophomore Ollie Schniederjans shot a 2-under-par 70 Thursday and stands in third place after the second round of The Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club.
Schniederjans, with a 7-under-par total of 137 (67-70), is four shots off the lead held by Bruce Woodall, who has shot 69-64 in the first two rounds for an 11-under-par total of 133, one stroke ahead of first-round leader M.J. Maguire (-10, 66-68).
Carlton Forrester, a 2000 Tech graduate, added an even-par 72 Thursday to his opening 67 and is in a tie for eighth place at 5-under-par 139, six shots off the pace.
Tech juniors Richy Werenski and Seth Reeves and sophomore Anders Albertson are in a seven-player tie for 23rd place at even-par 144. Werenski shot a 1-under-par 71 Thursday, while Reeves and Albertson each shook off an opening 76 to fire a 4-under 68.
The Dogwood title hasn’t been won by a Yellow Jacket golfer since Charlie Harrison in 1966. Paul Haley, currently a rookie and the leading money winner on the Nationwide Tour, was Tech’s top finisher a year ago, posting a 12-under-par score of 276 to tie for 10th place. Reeves shot 277 to tie for 12th, and Albertson 278 to tie for 15th.
The Dogwood was first contested at Druid Hills Golf Club in 1941, hosting such notable players as Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson, Bill Haas, Kyle Stanley, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan and Lucas Glover, and is currently rated No. 25 globally among world amateur events by the Scratch Players Group.
The 72-hole event continues through Saturday, and admission is free. Druid Hills Golf Club is located at Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clifton Road, East of downtown Atlanta.