Despite four wins in 10 events this year, Yellow Jackets confident they can play better
Petefish secures title with birdie at 18; Jackets win ninth title in last 13 years
Ogletree, Petefish each shoot 68 Saturday; Jackets go 11-under-par to build lead
No. 5/6 Yellow Jackets are the top seed, hold highest national ranking among conference teams
Get to know Georgia Tech's sophomore golfers from Little Rock, Miss.
Images from Georgia Tech's 2018 run to the ACC Championship at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C.
Georgia Tech golf during the final round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga., September 10, 2017
Six Georgia Tech golfers qualified for the 2017 U.S. Amateurs, four of them were medalists at their qualifiers.
Georgia Tech golf's sophomore class - Andy Ogletree, Luke Schniederjans, Tyler Strafaci
Images from round 2 of the 2017 ACC Men's Golf Championship, Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Career Notes: Strong, long hitter with good athletic ability ... Top-ranked player in the state of Mississippi and and No. 11 nationally in his class ... Tech's first golfer from the state of Mississippi ... Currently No. 262 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking ... One of the best drivers ever in the program ... Has the best fundamentals, produces very good shots ... Good putting stroke ... Has major upside, just needs experience in tournament golf on the challenging courses that he sees on the college level.
2017-18: Tournament Results
Continued his solid, steady play, posting five top-20 finishes and between 16th and 43rd in the rest ... Tied for seventh in the opening event of the fall, the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... Top finishes in the spring were a T-15 at the General Hackler Championship and T-13 at the Valspar Collegiate, and he tied for 16th at the NCAA Raleigh Regional (209, -4) ... Stroke average of 71.88 was fifth on the team ... Ranked No. 90 nationally by Golfstat, No. 103 in Golfweek/Sagarin ratings ... One of three Jackets to play in all 10 events this year ... Advanced out of a U.S. Open local qualifier April 30 in Marietta, Ga., co-medalist with a 67 (-3).
2017 Summer Highlights: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur by tying for third place in his qualifier at Capital City Club-Crabapple Course ... Tied for 15th in stroke play at the U.S. Amateur, but lost his opening round match ... Three top-10 finishes this summer; T-7 at the Monroe Invitational, T-10 at the Dogwood Invitational and T-10 at the Players Amateur.
2016-17: Tournament Results
Enjoyed a solid freshman year, playing in every event, eight of those as a member of the travel team ... Had four top-20 finishes (T18 at Maui Jim Intercollegiate, T12 at Puerto Rico Classic, T18 at Valspar Collegiate, T17 at NCAA Stanford Regional), and three others close to the top 20 (T22 at Amer Ari Invitational, Clemson Invitational and ACC Championship) ... Best tournament score was 211 (-2 at Maui Jim, -5 at Amer Ari) .. Did not finish lower than 44th with one exception (Golf Club of Georgia) ... Posted a 72.63 stroke average (5th on the team) and was ranked No. 173 by Golfstat (No. 194 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index).
2016 Summer Highlights: Capped off a solid summer with a five-shot victory at the Cardinal Amateur ... Also tied for 13th at the Southeastern Amateur and 36th at the Sage Valley Junior Invitational.
High School: Lettered six years in varsity golf at Union High School ... Won class AA state medalist honors five times, and won the 2016 title by 16 strokes ... Earned all-state honors six times from 2011-16 and was named the state player of the year in 2016 ... Led Union to 2016 state team championship and six district titles ... Also played basketball in ninth grade ... Perennial honor roll student.
Junior Golf: Ranked No. 25 nationally in all classes and No. 11 in the class of 2016 by the Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Top-ranked junior in his class in the state of Mississippi and No. 2 overall ... In 2015, finished 23rd in the Western Junior, 24th in the Junior Players and 24th in the Foot Joy Junior ... Made it to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and shot a 65 in a sectional qualifier to reach the U.S. Amateur.
Personal: Full name is James Andrew Ogletree ... Born April 3, 1998 in Flowood, Miss. ... Son of Jim and Melissa Ogletree ... Has two younger brothers, Eric and Colin ... Enjoys all sports ... Majoring in business administration.