Jackets finish ninth in both Golfstat and Golfweek rankings
Former Yellow Jacket golfer Anders Albertson is adjusting to life after college
Five Jackets named to ACC All-Academic golf team
Jacket seniors Albertson, Schniederjans each win singles matches Saturday
Heppler successful in 2nd stint as USA coach
The sixth player in Tech history to earn All-ACC honors four times, and the 16th player to do so in ACC history ... Recipient of the 2015 Byron Nelson Award as the nation’s top graduating senior golfer ... Earned All-America recognition three times in four years ... Was named to the U.S. team for the 2015 Palmer Cup ... Received an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship ... Became a solid No. 2 player in his first year and became Tech’s highest-ranked player nationally as a sophomore ... Never missed a tournament in his Tech career ... Has a career mark of 71.49 over 150 rounds, third-best in Tech history ... In 57 career events, recorded 21 top-10 finishes, including 13 in the top-5 and three wins (2013 and 2015 ACC Championships, co-medalist at 2015 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate) ... Counting ACC and NCAA championships, had six top-10 finishes in post-season events in his career ... One of only five players ever to win two ACC titles, and finished in the top five the other two times ... Four-time selection to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Recipient of the Bobby Dodd Scholarship for 2013-14 ... Enrolled at Tech in January 2011 (sat out the spring season).
2014-15: - Tournament Results
Named to the All-ACC team for the fourth time and won the Byron Nelson Award as the nation’s top graduating senior golfer ... Honorable mention All-American by Golfweek magazine ... Went 2-2 for the USA in the Palmer Cup ... Built on a strong finish to the fall and finished 11th, fourth and 11th, eighth, first, first and 14th in Tech’s spring events through the NCAA regional ... Tied for medalist honors at the ACC Championship and the Robert Kepler Invitational ... Ranked No. 37 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index and No. 39 in Golfstat ... Averaged 69.83 over his last 24 rounds leading into the NCAA finals, dating back to Tech’s last fall event ... Had a 71.48 stroke average for the year in a team-high 40 rounds with 10 top-20 finishes in 12 events ... Co-medalist with teammate Vincent Whaley at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate and tied for eighth at the Mason Rudolph Championship ... Tied for fourth at the Seminole Intercollegiate, 11th at the Puerto Rico Classic and 11th at the Valspar Collegiate ... Recorded three top-20 finishes in five fall tournaments, including a fourth place finish at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational ... Posted a career-best 54-hole score of 200 at the Makai Invitational.
2014 Summer Highlights: Finished fourth at The Dogwood at Druid Hills golf Club in Atlanta (-19) ... Tied for 20th at the Western Amateur (-2) ... T11 at the U.S, Amateur qualifier at Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta (+1), caddied for teammate Bo Andrews in the U.S. Amateur ... T21 at the Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, N.Y., T28 at the Northeast Amateur in Rumford, R.I.
2013-14: - Tournament Results
All-ACC and GCAA All-East Region choice ... Also named GCAA All-America Scholar and to the ACC All-Academic team ... Tied for 2nd at the ACC Championship (209, -7) and finished 8th at the NCAA Raleigh Regional ... Closed with a 65 (-7), the best round of his career, at the ACC Championship ... Finished the year at No. 85 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index and No. 161 in the Golfstat rankings ... Six top-10 finishes for the year, three in the fall (with two other top-20s) and a T6 at the spring Puerto Rico Classic ... T20 in Tech's last stroke-play event (Robert Kepler Invitational) before ACC Championship ... Won both his matches in the Capital City Club Match Play event, including a 5&4 drubbing of 71st-ranked Nicholas Reach of Georgia ... Best finishes before ACC were third at the USCC and the Western Refining All-American ... Has two top-10 finishes in NCAA regionals, and T26 at the 2013 NCAA Championship ... Counting ACC and NCAA championships, has five top-10 finishes in post-season events in his career ... Stroke average was 72.03 in 39 rounds, 10th-best in the ACC.
2013 Summer Highlights: Medalist at U.S. Amateur qualifier (-7) at Capital City Club-Crabapple, did not qualify for match play ... T10 at The Dogwood Invitational (-10) ... T19 at the Players Amateur (-1) ... T22 at Northeast Amateur ... T36 at Sunnehanna Amateur.
2012-13: - Tournament Results
Third-team All-American by the GCAA and Golfweek magazine ... All-ACC selection for the second time and a GCAA All-Region choice ... Ranked 8th in the final Golfstat Cup rankings and 27th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index ... Faced the 7th-toughest schedule in the nation ... Stroke average was team-low 71.1, fourth in the ACC ... Medalist at the ACC Championship with a tournament-record score of 201 (-15) ... Finished 4th, T6th, 1st and T10th in consecutive events before the NCAA Finals (Linger Longer, Gary Koch, ACC, NCAA regional) with a 264-17 head-to-head record and a cumulative 30-under-par score ... Posted T26 at the NCAA Championship and went 1-0-1 in his matches ... Nine of last 13 rounds in the 60s ... Team-leading nine top-20 finishes for the year, 16 for his career ... T10 at Tallahassee Regional (209, -7) to lead Tech players ... T16 at PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational (213, +3) at the site of the NCAA Championship.
2012 Summer Highlights: T4 at the Monroe Invitational ... T4 at the Players Amateur ... T27 at the Dogwood Invitational.
2011-12: - Tournament Results
All-ACC selection and an honorable mention GCAA All-American as a freshman ... Played No. 2 for Tech most of the spring, earning three of his five top-10 finishes in the Seminole Intercollegiate (T6), Gary Koch Invitational (T7) and ACC Championship (T4) ... Stroke average of 71.4 ranked 6th in the ACC ... Ranked 31st nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index and 33rd in the Golfstat Cup and compiled a 727-158 (.821) head-to-head winning percentage ... T3 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate and T2 at the Brickyard Collegiate in the fall ... Led the Jackets to a first place finish in the Brickyard Collegiate by shooting 7 under par, placing second in individual standings ... Finished out of the top 20 three times, lowest a T35 at the Amer Ari Invitational.
2011 Summer Highlights: T1 at the U.S. Amateur qualifier at Duluth, Ga. (139, -5) ... 3rd at the Georgia State Amateur Championship in Atlanta (280, E) ... Fourth at the Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, N.Y. (280, -5) ... Tied for 4th at the Greystone Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. (289, +1) ... Tied for 17th at the Dogwood Invitational in Atlanta (279, -9) ... Shot 4-under 140 in U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Hawks Ridge Golf Club.
Amateur Golf: Advanced out of local qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Open (65 at Marietta Country Club) ... Won the 2010 Georgia State Golf Association Atlanta Amateur Match Play Championship ... Finished second by one stroke at the 2010 Dogwood Invitational with a four day total of 19-under-par...2009 US Amateur Public Links Championship qualifying medalist and match play qualifier ... 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship qualifier.
Junior Golf: Ranked as high as 34th nationally ... Posted five top-10 finishes in junior golf events over the last two years prior to his January 2011 enrollment at Tech, including a fifth-place finish at the 2010 Carolinas/Georgia Junior Championship ... 2007 US Junior Championship qualifier...Scored a double-eagle in the 2010 Junior PGA Championship, which made ESPN SportsCenter top plays that day ... Ranked 34th nationally by the Junior Golf Scoreboard at the time of his enrollment.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Etowah High School ... Led Etowah to county championships in 2008 and 2009, and a regional championship in 2009 as medalist... Two Top 5 finishes at the Georgia High School Championship ... Three-time All County selection, and two-time County Player of the Year ... Member of the Student Council, Beta Club, and National Society of High School Scholars.
Personal: Full name is Anders Roth Albertson ... Born June 8, 1993 in Houston, Texas ... Son of Scott and Denita ... Three younger sisters, Ana, Britta and Ingrid ... Began playing competitively at age 9 ... Graduated May 2 with his bachelor's degree in business administration.