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Tech Lands 3 on All-ACC Golf Team

Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht, Bartley Forrester and Connor Howe have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Team, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

The Tech trio are among fifteen student-athletes who were honored on the all-conference team, each making the team for the first time in his career. Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman was named the ACC Player of the Year, while David Ford of North Carolina was named the ACC Freshman of the Year. Tar Heel coach Andrew DiBitetto was voted ACC Coach of the Year.

The All-ACC Team, Player, and Freshman of the Year were decided by a combination of the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings in conjunction with a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches, while Coach of the Year was selected by a vote of the coaches.

Lamprecht (ranked No. 28 in Golfstat and No. 25 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings) and Forrester (No. 85 Golfstat, No. 69 Sagarin) each made the team automatically via their average national ranking. Howe, ranked No. 87 in Golfstat and No. 92 in Golfweek/Sagarin, earned his way onto the team via a vote of the ACC’s 12 coaches.

The trio has been the core of a Yellow Jackets’ team that has won four tournaments in 2021-22, finished as the runner-up in the ACC Championship and is ranked No. 11 in the nation as they prepare to open play Monday in the NCAA Columbus (Ohio) Regional. Each has started all 10 tournaments this year, and they have combined for 12 top-10 individual finishes.

Lamprecht, a sophomore from George, South Africa, has finished in the top-10 of six tournaments, most recently tying for third place in ACC Championship stroke play and winning both of his matches in the match play championship. Forrester, a junior from Gainesville, Ga., was co-medalist in The Calusa Cup in early April and has earned three other top-10 finishes this year. Howe, a junior in his fourth year as a Yellow Jacket, has two top-10 finishes and five other top-20 showings. All three have stroke averages under 71.

This is the 26th time since 1985 that Tech has had multiple players make the All-ACC team, and the 13th time that three or more Yellow Jackets have made the team. The selections bring to 40 the number of different Tech golfers who have made the All-ACC team at least once during their careers. Tech’s 77 all-time All-ACC selections trail only Clemson (88) and Wake Forest (86), who are charter members of the conference.

2022 ALL-ACC MEN’S GOLF TEAM

  • Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
  • Ian Siebers, Duke
  • Frederik Kjettrup, Florida State
  • Bartley Forrester, Georgia Tech
  • Connor Howe, Georgia Tech
  • Christo Lamprecht, Georgia Tech
  • Jiri Zuska, Louisville
  • David Ford, North Carolina
  • Ryan Gerard, North Carolina
  • Austin Greaser, North Carolina
  • Maximilian Steinlechner, NC State
  • Davis Chatfield, Notre Dame
  • Palmer Jackson, Notre Dame
  • Michael Brennan, Wake Forest
  • Alex Fitzpatrick, Wake Forest

ACC Player of the Year – Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson

ACC Freshman of the Year – David Ford, North Carolina

ACC Coach of the Year – Andrew DiBitetto, North Carolina

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ABOUT GEORGIA TECH GOLF

Georgia Tech’s golf team has completed 26 years under head coach Bruce Heppler, winning 69 tournaments in his tenure. The Yellow Jackets have won 18 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, made 30 appearances in the NCAA Championship and been the national runner-up four times. Connect with Georgia Tech Golf on social media by liking their Facebook page, or following on Twitter (@GTGolf) and Instagram. For more information on Tech golf, visit Ramblinwreck.com.

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