March 10, 2013
Las Vegas, Nev. – Anders Albertson shot an even-par 72 Sunday to lead Georgia Tech, and the 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets posted a final-round score of 301 (13-over-par) and finished in seventh place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters golf tournament.
Seth Reeves and Ollie Schniederjans each shot 76 Sunday, while Michael Hines added a 77 for the Yellow Jackets on the most difficult scoring day of the weekend on the 7,510-yard Southern Highlands Golf Club. Freshman Shun Yat Hak signed for an incorrect score and was disqualified.
If not for that, the Yellow Jackets would have finished in a tie for sixth with Oklahoma State.
Even top-ranked California, the 36-hole leader at 11-under-par, found the going rough Sunday, shooting a 3-over-par 291, but the Bears still won the tournament with an 8-under-par total of 856, 13 shots ahead of 6th-ranked Alabama and 5th-ranked New Mexico (each at 869, +5). No. 2 UCLA was fourth at 870 (+6). The Bruins and Lobos shot the best scores of the day, level-par 288.
Stanford (876, +12) was fifth, followed by Oklahoma State (887, +23), and Tech (890, +26). The 15-team field featured 12 of the nation’s top 13 teams. The Yellow Jackets finished ahead of four top-10 teams and No. 11 Georgia.
“The guys hung in there really well today,” said Tech head coach Bruce Heppler. “Ollie was 7-over at one point and got it back to 4-over, and that was a positive thing. There were a lot of great teams here and the scoring was difficult, and this was a good benchmark for us. We’ll get back to work here and get ready for the next tournament.”
Reeves, a junior from Duluth, Ga., and Albertson, a sophomore from Woodstock, Ga., both tied for 19th place individually at 4-over-par 220. Schniederjans tied for 36th at 224 (+8) and Hines tied for 48th at 226 (+10).
Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers, who led after each of the first two rounds, shot 73 Sunday and shared medalist honors with James Erkenbeck of New Mexico, Michael Kim of California and Cory Whitsett of Alabama (212, -4).
The Yellow Jackets return to action March 22-23 at the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Ga.
Mb>SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE MASTERS
Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.
TEAM STANDINGS – California 856 (-8Z), Alabama 869, New Mexico 869, UCLA 870, Stanford 876, Oklahoma State 887, Georgia Tech 890, Florida 891, UNLV 892, Southern California 893, Duke 893, Texas 901, Georgia 904, Texas A&M 905, Oklahoma 914
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS – Patrick Rodgers, Stanford, 212 (-4); James Erkenbeck, New Mexico, 212; Michael Kim, California, 212; Cory Whitsett, Alabama, 212; Cameron Wilson, Stanford, 215 (-1); Gavin Green, New Mexico, 216 (E)