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Tech Golfers Tied for 11th at Ben Hogan Collegiate

Fort Worth, Texas – Christo Lamprecht fired rounds of 68-69 Monday and is tied for ninth place individually, while Georgia Tech is tied for 11th place in the team race after 36 holes at the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational.

Lamprecht, a senior from George, South Africa, was one of only eight players Monday to break par in both rounds at the par-70 Shady Oaks Country Club, and his 3-under-par score of 137 is six strokes off the lead. Sophomore Hiroshi Tai (Singapore) is tied for 19th place at even-par 140 after carding rounds of 69-71 Monday.

Tech with a 10-over-par total of 570, finds itself 28 strokes off the lead entering Tuesday’s final round, which begins at 9 a.m. Eastern time off the first and 10th tees.

TECH LINEUP – In the morning round Monday, Lamprecht and Tai were the only Yellow Jackets to post subpar rounds as Tech counted a pair of 73s from senior Bartley Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.) and freshman Carson Kim (Yorba Lunda, Calif.) as the Jackets shot 3-over-par 283. In the afternoon, only Lamprecht came in under par while Tai shot 71, Forrester posted another 73 and sophomore Aidan Tran (Fresno. Calif.) added a 74 toward the Jackets’ 287 (+7) total.

Hiroshi Tai fired rounds of 69-71 and is tied for 19th place. (photo by Mario Terrana)

 

TEAM LEADERBOARD – Only five teams are under par through 36 holes, but Oklahoma rose well above the field after carding a 15-under-par round of 265 in the afternoon. The 24th-ranked Sooners finished 36 holes at 18-under-par 542 and have a five-shot lead over No. 8 Arizona State (547, -13) entering the final round.

No. 7 Vanderbilt posted the best morning round at 271 (-9) and holds down third place at 10-under-par 550, while top-ranked North Carolina (555, -5) and No. 35 Oregon (557, -3) round out the top five in the strong 15-team field.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD – Drew Goodman paced the Sooner onslaught at Shady Oaks in the afternoon with a 7-under-par round of 63 and grabbed a three-stroke lead after 36 holes at 9-under-par 131. TCU’s Gustav Frimodt, the Tar Heels’ David Ford and Oklahoma’s Stephen Campbell, Jr., are tied for second at 6-under-par 134.

Georgia’s Ben VanWyk and Wake Forest’s Scotty Kennon are tied for fifth place at 135 (-5), while Vanderbilt teammates Gordon Sargent and Cole Sherwood are tied for seventh at 136 (-4). Lamprecht is in a group of six players tied for ninth at 137 (-3).

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION – The Yellow Jackets are competing in the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational for the second time after posting a 12th-place finish last fall. Hosted by TCU, the tournament consists of 36 holes on Monday beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. EDT, and a final 18-hole round Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Normally contested at venerable Colonial Country Club, this year’s Hogan event is being staged at Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth, a 6,885-yard, par-70 layout, while Colonial is being renovated.

The Ben Hogan event will include 14 teams that competed in the 2023 NCAA Championship, including five that advanced to match play (Tech, North Carolina, Arizona state, Florida State, Pepperdine). Five teams in the field are among the current Golfweek/Sagarin top-10, and 14 of the 15 are in the top 50.

The complete field includes: North Carolina (1), Georgia Tech (4), Vanderbilt (7), Arizona State (8), Texas (9), Texas Tech (13), Texas A&M (18), Oklahoma (24), Oklahoma State (27), Wake Forest (29), Florida State (30), TCU (34), Oregon (35), Georgia (44) and Pepperdine (52).

 


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