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Tech Ties for 6th at The Goodwin

Stanford, Calif. – Christo Lamprecht shot a 2-under-par 68, but Georgia Tech was unable to post any other subpar rounds Saturday, posting a 1-over-par score of 281 and a tie for sixth place in its fourth tournament of the spring, The Goodwin. Lamprecht tied for eighth place individually to lead the Yellow Jackets.

The 11th-ranked Jackets started the day strong, playing the front nine of the par-70 Stanford Golf Course in 4-under-par to slice a significant chunk out of its eight-shot 36-hole deficit. All of the Tech players played the closing nine over par except Lamprecht, who was even, and the Jackets finished the tournament 11 shots out of the lead.

Tech returns to action April 3-5 when they compete in the Calusa Cup in Naples, Fla.

TECH LINEUP – Lamprecht birdied the first, seventh, 10th and 16th holes to get to 4-under-par on the round, but as happened in the opening round, he stumbled on 17 and 18, making bogey at each to finish his 68. The sophomore from George, South Africa finished the tournament as Tech’s highest finisher, a tie for eighth place at 7-under-par 203 for his fourth top-10 finish in seven events this year.

Each of the other four Yellow Jackets shot 1-over-par 71 Saturday. Junior Bartley Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.) completed 54 holes at 5-under-par 205 and tied for 15th place, his fifth top-20 finish of the year and third in a row this spring. Senior Ben Smith (Novi, Mich.), playing for the first time since early February, finished in a tie for 40th at even-par 210.

Senior Connor Howe (Ogden, Utah) tied for 50th place at 211 (+1), while freshman Benjamin Reuter (Naarden, The Netherlands) tied for 88th at 216 (+6).

junior Andy Mao (Johns Creek, Ga.), competing as an individual, turned in his best round of the year Saturday, a 2-under-par 68, and finished in a tie for 65th place at 213 (+3).

 

Christo Lamprecht earned his fourth top-10 finish of the year with a 7-under-par score of 203. (photo by Scott Swegan)

 

TEAM LEADERBOARD – No. 9 Washington, tied with Georgia Tech after 18 and 36 holes, saved its best for the final round, getting a 65 from its fifth player, a 66 and a 69 to post a 10-under-par score of 270 and overtake host Stanford for the victory. The Huskies finished the tournament at 22-under-par 818, three shots ahead of Nevada (821, -19), which shot a closing 6-under 274 Saturday.

Stanford, which held a seven-stroke lead after 36 holes, shot 3-over-par 283 Saturday on its home course and slipped to third place at 823 (-17), while SMU (3-under-par 277 Saturday) also slipped two spots to fourth at 824 (-16).

Oregon was the one team to pass the Yellow Jackets in the final round, posting an 8-under-par score of 272 Saturday to finish at 828 (-12), one shot ahead of Tech and Little Rock (7-under-par Saturday), both posting an 11-under-par total of 829.

UC Davis (832, -8), Brigham Young (836, -4), Northwestern and Florida Atlantic (both at 837, -3) finished eighth through 11th and were the only other teams among the field of 28 to finish the tournament under par.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD – Nevada senior Peyton Callens played a brilliant tournament start-to-finish, posting rounds of 65-67-65 to capture medalist honors with a 13-under-par score of 197. He finished one stroke clear of 36-hole leader Lucas Carper of UC Davis, who shot 67 Saturday and finished at 12-under-par 198.

California’s Sampson Zheng finished third at 11-under-par 199, followed by Noah Goodwin of SMU (200, -10) and Oregon’s Eric Doyle (201, -9). Anton Albers of Little Rock and Thomas Hutchinson of UC Davis tied for sixth place at 202 (-8).

Tech’s Christo Lamprecht finished in an six-player tie for eighth place at 203 (-7).

 

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION – Georgia Tech appeared for the second time at The Goodwin, named for legendary Cardinal head coach, and played an event at the Stanford Golf Course (6,732 yards, par 70) for the third time, having competed in an NCAA regional tournament there in 2017. The format was 54 holes, 18 each day beginning, with the low four individual scores of five each day counting toward the team total.

Tech, No. 9 Washington and No. 14 Stanford, the host, were the highest ranked teams in the field, which also included Brigham Young, California, Cal Poly, Colorado, Denver, Drexel, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Hawaii-Hilo, Howard, Long Beach State, Miami (Ohio), Nevada, Northwestern, Oregon, Rutgers, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose State, SMU, Stanford, UC Davis, UCLA, Washington State and Wofford.

Host Stanford has won the tournament 16 times since the inaugural event in 1968. Past individual winners include major golf champions Tom Watson and Corey Pavin, as well as veteran PGA Tour pros like Duffy Waldorf and Billy Mayfair, and younger pros like Nick Taylor, Patrick Rodgers, Maverick McNealy and Brandon Wu.

Bartley Forrester earned his third straight top-20 finish with a 5-under-par score of 205. (photo by Scott Swegan)

 

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