Tech at U.S. Amateur qualifying, scholar-athlete awards

Some assorted notes from emanating from 150 Bobby Dodd Way…

1. Georgia Tech golfer’s Ollie Schniederjans and Richard Werenski both qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship by advancing out of qualifying tournaments earlier this week. The tournament will be held Aug. 13-19 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

Schniederjans won a qualifier at Piedmont Driving Club with a two-round total of 132, 10-under-par. Werenski, a junior, qualified for his third U.S. Amateur by finishing second at the Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, Mass., with a 4-under total of 136.

Former Tech golfer James White finished seventh at the Piedmont Driving Club and is the first alternate.

Incoming freshman Shun Yat Hak is already in the field by virtue of a top-50 world amateur ranking. Bo Andrews finished the first round at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, N.C., in a four-way tie for eighth place with a one-under 71. The top three finishers will qualify.

Next week, Seth Reeves and incoming freshman Michael Hines will attempt to qualify at the Brickyard in Macon.

The last Tech player to win the tournament was Matt Kuchar in 1997.

2. White was named an All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America for the second year in a row. He’s the 11th Tech golfer to earn the honor twice. White, who received his management degree in May, was also the ACC scholar-athlete of the year for men’s golf, was a third-team All-America and was the co-recipient of the Byron Nelson Award, given to the nation’s top senior player

3. Former men’s tennis player Kevin King and former women’s swimmer Heidi Hatteberg have been named Tech’s scholar-athletes of the year by the ACC.

King, a mechanical engineering major, is a three-time All-ACC selection and was an All-America in 2011. He was also the ACC men’s tennis scholar-athlete of the year for 2012.

Hatteberg earned her degree in aerospace engineering and has been accepted into Tech’s aerospace master’s program. She holds three school records and qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials.

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July 27th, 2012
12:34 pm

Swimming and Aerospace does she have ANY Free Time?


July 27th, 2012
4:01 pm

Congratulations to all, especially the scholar athletes. You make us proud.