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Bartley Forrester

Bartley Forrester - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Experience 5 VL
Height 6-5
Weight 188
Hometown Gainesville, Ga.
High School North Hall HS
Last School North Hall HS
Major MS in Analytics
Year Senior
Bartley Forrester - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

 

  • GCAA All-American (honorable mention) – 2022
  • GCAA All-East Region – 2022, 2023, 2024
  • All-Atlantic Coast Conference – 2022
  • The Calusa Cup co-champion – 2022
  • Puerto Rico Classic co-champion – 2020
  • Monroe Invitational champion – 2022
  • GCAA All-America Scholar – 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • ACC All-Academic team – 2022, 2023, 2024

General:  Redshirted in 2018-19, and developed into one of the Yellow Jackets’ more accomplished players on the collegiate and amateur levels … Began the fall season just outside (No. 31) of making one of Golf Channel’s three, 10-man pre-season All-America teams … Finished his college career No. 80 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, and is listed No. 45 in the PGA Tour University ranking … Began to earn regular playing time in the spring of 2020 before the season ended abruptly due to the coronavirus outbreak … Won two collegiate events, including 2020 Puerto Rico Classic in his second career start and the 2022 Calusa Cup … Career stroke average of 71.74 over 137 stroke play rounds (11th-best in program history), and finished 15th at Tech in most career rounds played … Went 8-3-1 at match play over the past two years, including 5-0 at the NCAA Championship … Named a GCAA All-America Scholar three times, only Tech player ever to do so … Came to Tech as one of the state of Georgia’s top golf prospects and a star student who enrolled at Georgia Tech on the heels of a standout prep and junior career … Older of two children … His uncle, Carlton, played golf at Georgia Tech from 1996-2000 and earned All-ACC honors in 1999 … Several other relatives have attended Georgia Tech … Began playing golf competitively in eighth grade (age 14) … Enjoys playing basketball, video games and table tennis … Received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tech in May, 2023 … Earned Faculty Honors and made the Dean’s List three times each … Working toward a master’s degree in analytics while competing in his final season at Tech

2023-24: Tournament Results

No. 129 nationally in the Scoreboard NCAA Golf rankings … Only Tech golfer to compete in all 13 stroke-play events in 2023-24, played No. 2 behind Christo Lamprecht all spring except for the Calusa Cup, when Lamprecht was absent …  Finished out of the top 20 only four times … Posted four top-10 finishes, including a career-best tie for eighth at the ACC Championship (211, -2) and a tie for eighth at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional (202, -8) … Also tied for eighth at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational (138, -2) and the Amer Ari Intercollegiate (201, -15) … Tied for 11th at The Goodwin (210, even) and 12th at the Calusa Cup (220, +4) in Tech’s final two regular-season events … Tied for 18th at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational (213, -3) … Stroke average of 71.54 over 37 rounds was third-best on the team

2023 Amateur Highlights:  Tied for 14th place each at the Northern Amateur (276, even) in Rumford, R.I.) and at the Southern Amateur (211, -5) in Ooltewah, Tenn. … Missed the cut to match play by one stroke (144, +1) at the U.S. Amateur in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

2022-23: Tournament Results

Played in 12 of Tech’s 13 events, including all eight in the spring … Top spring finishes were a tie for 11th at The Goodwin (209, -1) and a tie for 14th at the Watersound Invitational (212, -4) … Tied for 14th at the NCAA Salem Regional (207, -9) … Tied for 23rd at the ACC Championship (218 (+2) and won his individual match (2&1 vs. Mark Power) in the championship final vs. Wake Forest … Tied for 55th at the NCAA Championship medal play and won all three of his individual matches in match play … Earned Tech’s only individual match win against Texas in early February, defeating the Longhorns’ Keaton Vo, 2 & 1 … Went 6-1 at match play in three different events … Played in three of Tech’s four fall events, tying for sixth place at the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational (206, -4) in his top performance … Tied for 24th at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate (205. -5) and 55th at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate (221, +5) … Posted a 71.35 stroke average over 31 rounds, fourth best on the team, and went 6-1 in match play … Finished the spring No. 80 in Golfstat and No. 106 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index.

2022 Amateur Highlights:  Won the Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, N.Y., by three strokes with an 11-under-par score of 269; holed out from 72 yards for eagle-2 at the par-4 17th hole to secure the victory … Tied for sixth at the Southern Amateur in St. Simons Island, Ga. (271, -13) … Qualified for U.S. Amateur for second time, was co-medalist at the U.S. Amateur qualifier in Johns Creek, Ga., with rounds of 67-69 (-8) at The Standard Club … Tied for 39th place (145, +4) in the 36-hole stroke play portion and won his round-of-64 match, 3&2, over Blain Turner … Finished third at the Dogwood Invitational in Atlanta (272, -16) … Tied for 30th at the Western Amateur in Highland Park, Ill. (284, even).

2021-22: Tournament Results

GCAA honorable mention All-America, All-East Region and All-ACC performer who enjoyed the best year of his career, posting four top-10 finishes and three other top-20s in 11 events … Named a GCAA All-America scholar for the second time … Earned All-America status with a top-15 finish at the NCAA Championship, posting a 6-over-par 286 total with a closing 68 … Tied for 22nd (214, -2) in ACC Championship stroke play, and won his individual match over Wake Forest’s Scotty Kennon in the championship match … Tied for 40th at the Columbus Regional (219, +6) … Captured his second collegiate win at The Calusa Cup in early April, earning co-medalist honors (211, -5) … Three events prior to that included a tie for 15th at The Goodwin (205, -5), tie for 18th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (211, -5) and a tie for fourth at the Watersound Invitational (212, -4) … In the fall, tied for sixth place at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate competing as an individual (63 in the final round) and seventh at the Hamptons Intercollegiate … No. 81 in the Golfstat ranking and No. 69 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, the highest positions of his career … Compiled a 18-25-4 head-to-head record against the nation’s top 20 players as ranked by Golfstat … His 70.89 stroke average over a career-high 37 rounds was second-best on the team and the 12th-lowest in Tech history.

2021 Amateur Highlights:  Received a spot in the U.S. Amateur field as an alternate after coming up shy on a playoff at his qualifier at Capital City Club Crabapple course; tied for fifth place (133, -7), but lost on the first extra hole to be the first alternate … Learned 10 days later that he received a spot in the field for his first U.S. Amateur … Tied for 20th place at the Monroe Invitational (280, even) … Posted a runner-up finish at the GCAA Summer Amateur Series event in Raleigh, N.C. (210, -3) … Tied for 23rd at the Dogwood Invitational (280, -8) … Tied for 33rd place at the Porter Cup (285, _+5) … Earned a solid tie for 17th at the South Beach International Amateur in December, opening with a 65 and finishing at 5-under-par.

2020-21: Tournament Results

Named a GCAA All-America Scholar … Highest finish in five events in the spring was a tie for 18th at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate … Other finishes all between 27th (Linger Longer Invitational) and 46th (Camp Creek Invitational) … Was Tech’s alternate player for the ACC Championship and NCAA Tallahassee Regional, where he replaced Will Dickson in the lineup for the final round and shot 71 … Played all four rounds at the NCAA Championship, where he tied for 75th and helped Tech make the 54-hole cut … Had a 73.95 stroke average over 20 rounds (sixth on the team) … Final Golfstat ranking was No. 407, Golfweek/Sagarin rating No. 392.

2020 Amateur Highlights:  Solid performances in three major amateur events … Tied for seventh place at the Palmetto Amateur in Aiken, S.C. (70-70-65-69–274, -6) … Tied for 19th at the Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga. (208, -2) … Tied for 27th at the Rice Planters Amateur in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (216, E) … Was in the field for stroke play at the North & South Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C., but failed to qualify for match play.

2019-20: Tournament Results

2019-20:  Emerged as a solid member of the traveling squad in the spring after participating in two events as an individual … Captured co-medalist honors at the Puerto Rico Classic (207, -9) in his first start as a counting member of the Jackets … Followed that with a tie for 16h place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (216, E) … Tied for 62nd place at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational in the fall (238, +22), and tied for 65th (217, +1) at the Amer Ari Invitational in the spring, both while competing as an individual … Posted a stroke average of 72.33 over 12 rounds, and rose to No. 154 in the Golfstat rankings, No. 124 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index.

2019 Amateur Highlights: Tied for 16th at the Southeastern Amateur with a 1-under-par 279.

 

 

Junior Golf:  Ranked No. 76 nationally in the class of 2018 Golfweek boys rankings … Finished in the top 25 in seven of 12 junior events since April of 2017, including a ninth-place finish in the 2017 Georgia Junior Amateur Championship in Statesboro, Ga. (1-over-par 217) … Also finished 21st in the 2017 AJGA Davis Love III Junior Open, 22nd in the Bubba Conlee National Junior Tournament, 23rd in both the AJGA Philadelphia Junior and the Jones Cup Junior Invitational (where he was the low finisher from Georgia) … In 2016, he won the Athens Junior Classic (8-under-par 136) and finished sixth at the Bubba Conlee National.

High School:  First-team all-state selection (2016) for coach Kyle Frederick at North Hall High School … Won the GHSA region 8AAAA individual title in 2015 and 2016, and the area 3AAA individual title in 2018 … Won the Hall County Boys Championship in 2016 and 2017 … Won the 2017 and 2018 Coal Mountain Golf Classic in Cumming, Ga … Earned North Hall’s STAR Student Award for having the highest SAT score in his senior class, and compiled a 4.0 GPA.

Career Statistics

Low Tour
LowPar/-Finish Top
SeasonRoundsStrokes54-holesRoundRoundsEvents 1 510W-LW-L%Average
2019-20128682076674111216-140 .60772.33
2020-212014792146987317-243 .56673.95
2021-22372623197632112124788-275 .74170.89
2022-233122122056318101636-289 .68871.35
2023-243726472016620134786-328 .70671.54
Totals137982919763744623102743-1275 .68371.74

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