Sept. 11, 2013
THE FLATS – The Ramblin’ Wreck Cup, Georgia Tech’s annual fund-raising event for the Yellow Jackets’ golf program, has been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 23, at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, and several Yellow Jacket pros will be in attendance.
Due to players’ class schedules, the time of the shotgun start has been pushed back to 2 p.m. Registration begins at noon with lunch to follow. Dinner and a raffle for prizes follows the golf competition.
Head coach Bruce Heppler has received confirmations from PGA Tour pros Roberto Castro, Stewart Cink, Paul Haley, Troy Matteson, Nicholas Thompson and Cameron Tringale, as well as former All-Americans Kyle Scott and James White.
Tech alumni and golf fans interested in participating in the event can get more information by calling Vicky Durham in the golf office at 404-894-4423 or e-mailing Heppler.
TECH GOES RIGHT BACK TO WORK AT TAR HEEL INTERCOLLEGIATE
With very little time to prepare after winning the Carpet Capital Collegiate last weekend, Georgia Tech’s fourth-ranked golf team travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., to compete for the first time in the Tar Heel Intercollegiate Saturday and Sunday.
The 15 teams will play 36 holes Saturday (shotgun start) and 18 Sunday (off No. 1 and 10) on the 7,242-yard, par 72 UNC Finley Golf Course.
The Yellow Jackets, who opened their fall campaign with a six-stroke victory over Georgia in the Carpet Capital last weekend, will be playing outside the state of Georgia for the only time in four fall events. The same starting five who competed last weekend – co-medalist Ollie Schniederjans, Anders Albertson, Bo Andrews, Seth Reeves and Richard Werenski – will attempt to win back-to-back tournaments, something Tech has not done since the spring of 2002.
Several ACC teams are in the field, including host North Carolina, who finished fifth at the Carpet Capital, Boston College, Duke, Maryland and NC State. Also competing are Charlotte, Davidson, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, Furman, Gardner-Webb, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington and UNC Charlotte.
Live 3-hole scoring can be followed at Golf Stat Results.
PLAYOFFS CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND
Four former Georgia Tech players remain in the hunt for the FedEx Cup when the PGA Tour playoffs resume this weekend with the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.
Matt Kuchar, who ranks fourth in FedEx Cup points, Robert Castro (25th), Nicholas Thompson (59th) and Bryce Molder (66th) are in the 70-player field. After this weekend, the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup points list advance to the Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola next weekend at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
On the Web.com tour front, Troy Matteson tied for sixth last weekend in the Chiquita Classic and moved up to ninth in the Web.com Tour Finals earnings list in his quest to grab one of 25 PGA Tour cards available. Matteson finished the PGA Tour regular season outside the top 125 in FedEx Cup points, but can regain his status by finishing in the top 25 of the Web.com Tour Finals.
Chesson Hadley, who finished third in earnings during the regular-season to assure himself a PGA Tour card for next season, is 54th in Finals earnings.
The Web.com Tour Finals is a competition featuring the top 70 money winners for the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season and Nos. 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s 2013 FedExCup standings, and is contested over four events starting with the Hotel Fitness Championship and concluding with the Web.com Tour Championship, Sept. 26-29 at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
About Georgia Tech Golf
Georgia Tech’s golf team is in its 19th year under head coach Bruce Heppler. The Yellow Jackets have won 14 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, made 26 appearances in the NCAA Championship and been the national runner-up four times.