Tech wins fourth consecutive ACC golf title

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

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5150 UOAD

April 22nd, 2012
5:40 pm

Good going guys

5150 UOAD

April 22nd, 2012
5:41 pm

Bama wins the SEC in Golf and Gymnastics and Tech wins ACC in Golf the Dwags are crying again this weekend.

Supersize that order, mutt

April 22nd, 2012
5:42 pm

Tech owns the ACC in golf. Go Jackets!!!!

HighTech

April 22nd, 2012
5:47 pm

GO JACKETS! STING ‘EM!

GTNashville

April 22nd, 2012
5:49 pm

Way to go Jackets!

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Jon Koncak

April 22nd, 2012
6:06 pm

I bet Albertson can throw a forward pass better than any QB currently on the football roster.

i see our 3 some did get a room

April 22nd, 2012
6:16 pm

that would explain the 3 posts 5 minutes apart.

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5150 UOAD

April 22nd, 2012
6:33 pm

I bet Albertson can do EVERYTHING including Breathing better than Jon Koncak.

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Ramblin Man

April 22nd, 2012
7:45 pm

Nice job guys.

GT Man

April 22nd, 2012
9:22 pm

Now dont choke when you get to the National Championships like every year. Try to win a title like Georgia did before!!!!! Beat UGA at something !!!!!

Supersize that order, mutt

April 22nd, 2012
9:34 pm

I don’t think UGA will be there this year. Hopefully, if Augusta State makes it again, they won’t beat Tech this time.

jadams

April 22nd, 2012
9:37 pm

Dawg48

April 22nd, 2012
10:05 pm

5150 UOAD
April 22nd, 2012
5:41 pm

Bama wins the SEC in Golf and Gymnastics and Tech wins ACC in Golf the Dwags are crying again this weekend.

UGA won the SEC in tennis today. :)

GT71

April 23rd, 2012
7:05 am

DTNASTY!
But one does wonder if 5150 and supersize do anything else besides comment on Tech stories. There’s a really nice spring out there – until last night. Some of you really need to get out more and PLAY the sports commented upon.
Just sayin’;-)

Buzz 2011

April 23rd, 2012
8:30 am

Gt wins four straight ACC golf titles with not one Bubba on the team.. Go Jackets..

Sideways 77

April 23rd, 2012
9:11 am

Making Bobby Jones proud! Now let’s win it all!

GTBob(not really, but this is what he would be saying)...

April 23rd, 2012
10:39 am

Let’s not forget, too, that CPJ just suspended a starting player for 1.5 games for being a stupid college kid – hey, isn’t that what the UGA coach does, too, and we get on him about it and call him to easy on his players? Shuldn’t we be calling for CPJ to just kid Drummonds off the team for this stunt, just as we call for Richt to kick their players off when they do dumb stuff?

GTBob(not really, but this is what he would be saying)...

April 23rd, 2012
10:40 am

oops – “too” and “shouldn’t”…

JM

April 23rd, 2012
10:50 am

Congratulations Jackets! Hope you all play well in the regionals. Low scores all around!

Supersize that order, mutt

April 23rd, 2012
12:08 pm

@ the fake GTBob, there ARE quite a few people calling on CPJ to kick Drummond off the team. But CPJ is, I am sure, waiting till all the facts are known. And since he apparently only found out about it last week, I doubt he knows the facts yet. Of course, the mere fact that Drummond didn’t tell him is questionable at least, but then who do we know that Drummond’s lawyer didn’t tell him to keep his mouth shut? The whole story will eventually be told, and then we will see what happens.

Supersize that order, mutt

April 23rd, 2012
12:09 pm

“how do we know” not “who do we know”

bob in nc

April 23rd, 2012
3:58 pm

gtbob really needs to stick to the topic. posting the same dribble on multiple blogs is juvenile

Good job Jackets!

April 23rd, 2012
10:15 pm

Congratulations to the Jackets! Now if baseball season would mercifully end and we could do something with football and basketball. Might be a long few years.

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GTJacket

April 24th, 2012
8:36 am

Jame White choked…

headley lamar

April 24th, 2012
1:06 pm

Any word on whether or not will be able to keep this title ?

Unlike its scandalous football team which had to give the title back