The Georgia Tech golf team continued its lock on the ACC Sunday, winning its fourth consecutive league championship by seven strokes over second-place Virginia.
For the second consecutive year, the Yellow Jackets led wire-to-wire, taking a first-round lead Friday at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C., and keeping it through Sunday. The Jackets have won six of the past seven ACC titles and eighth in the last 13 years. Tech’s 14 ACC titles are second behind Wake Forest’s 18. Coach Bruce Heppler has now won nine league championships, seven outright.
The field included five teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking’s top 25, including Tech at No. 8. The Jackets placed all five players in the top 16. Anders Albertson led Tech by shooting a 7-under-par 209 to finish in a tie for fourth, followed by Bo Andrews, Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski in a tie for seventh at 5-under.
Four-man scores of 18-under and 14-under on Friday and Saturday, respectively, gave the Jackets enough cushion to post a 5-over on Sunday and still win comfortably. Tech’s scores in the first two rounds were the two best one-round scores shot by any team all weekend. Tech managed fine Sunday even with All-American James White shooting an unlikely 5-over to finish in a tie for 16th at 1-under.
Tech began Sunday with an 11-stroke lead over Virginia at 32-under par.
The Jackets will be off until NCAA regionals May 17-19. Should they advance, the NCAA championship will be held at the Riviera Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., beginning May 29.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog