Strafaci, Norton qualify with strong finishes last week
Golf Coaches Association honors multiple Georgia Tech golfers for the 12th time
Five Jackets in field for Atlanta's Dogwood Invitational, next weekend's Monroe Invitational
Clark and Schniederjans look to kick-start a big year for Tech at U.S. Amateur
Rising junior Clark, incoming freshman Schniederjans tee off Monday at Oakland Hills
Georgia Tech golfers in U.S. Open sectional qualifying - June 5, 2017
Images from round 2 of the 2017 ACC Men's Golf Championship, Saturday, April 22, 2017.
First-round play from Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C., April 21, 2017
Georgia Tech golf competes in the final round of the 2017 Clemson Invitational
Georgia Tech golf during the second round of the 2017 Clemson Invitational at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls
Career Notes: Has been in the Tech lineup for all but three events in his career ... Small of stature but has worked hard to develop himself physically and has gained 30-40 yards off the tee in his three years on campus ... Approaches the greens with shorter clubs, allowed him to be more aggressive ... Putting the best he has in his career ... Worked hard on not compounding a mistake with another trying ot make up ... Made the ACC Academic Honor Roll both years at Tech.
2017-18: Decided to red-shirt this year and plans to play his senior year in 2018-19 ... Tied for 43rd (217, +7) at the Patriot All-America Invitational in Arizona the week after Christmas.
2017 Summer Highlights: Runner-up at the Southeastern Amateur in his hometown of Columbus, Ga. ... Tied for fifth (69) and advanced out of a U.S. Open local qualifier in Newnan, Ga. ... T-27 at Palmetto Amateur, T-35 at the Dogwood Invitational, T-40 at the Monroe Invitational.
2016-17: Tournament Results
Strong spring play helped place him on the All-ACC team and the GCAA All-East Region team ... Helped lead a solid run-up to the ACC Tournament for Georgia Tech by finishing T8, 17th and T3 in the Jackets' last three spring regular-season events ... Held a share of the lead during the final round and settled for his best career finish (T3) at the Clemson Invitational ... That surpassed his previous best of T8 at the Seminole Intercollegiate ... Two top-20 finishes this year - T11 at the Carpet Capital and 17th at the Valspar Collegiate ... Posted career-best scoring average of 71.93 (second on the team) and finished with the team's highest individual Golfstat ranking (112) ... Ranked No. 99 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index ... Played in all 10 team events, including the Cypress Point Classic, in which he won two of his three matches.
2016 Summer Highlights: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur with a T-2 finish at Newnan (Ga.) Country Club) ... Top summer finish otherwise was a tie for sixth at the Eastern Amateur ... Finished 17th at the Southeastern Amateur, tied for 30th at the Southern Amateur and tied for 37th at the Dogwood Invitational ... T-4 at U.S. Open local qualifier to be an alternate, but did not advance.
2015-16: Tournament Results
Played in all 11 events for Tech this year, posting the team's fourth-best stroke average of 73.77 over 31 rounds ... Earned his only top-10 finish at the Clemson Invitational (T-7) with a 1-over-par score of 217 ... Placed T-12 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate (220, +4), T-29 in the ACC Championship (219, +3) and T-26 in the NCAA Tucson Regional (219, +3) ... Finished T-36 at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup (221, +8) ... T-36 at the United States Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia (221, +5) ... Remaining finishes all between 41st and 67th.
2015 Summer Highlights: Won the Eastern Amateur in Portsmouth, Va., firing a 66 on the final day and winning a two-hole playoff ... Made only one bogey in 54 holes.
2014-15: Tournament Results
Played in seven events as a member of Tech's travel team, nine events altogether ... Best finish was a tie for ninth at the Seminole Intercollegiate (-5) ... Finished 37th or better in five other events, including a T34 at the ACC Championship where he counted twice for the team ... Tied for 23rd in his collegiate debut at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup, and tied for 34th at the Jerry Pate National ... Tied for 25th competing as an individual at the U.S. Collegiate Championship ... Tied for 54th at the NCAA Championship and counted four Tech all four days ... 73.57 average over 28 rounds.
2014 Amateur Highlights: Finished third at the Dixie Amateur in Coral Springs, Fla. (-4).
Junior Golf: Second-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2012 ... Earned three top-10 finishes and eight other top-20s in junior events in 2013 ... Runner-up at the Trusted Choice "Big I" National Championship and finished seventh at the North & South Junior at Pinehurst in 2013 ... Won the 2012 Taylor Made-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Chateau Elan and had two other top-10 finishes in 2012.
High School: Member of five consecutive class A state championship teams from 2010 through 2014 at Brookstone High School ... Was the runner up medalist in 2012 and won the individual championship in 2013 and 2014) ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Honor Council ... Honor Roll and Principals List all four years of high school.
Personal: Full name is James Clinton Clark ... Son of Jim and Katharine Clark ... Born in Columbus, Ga. ... His father Jim and uncle Will also attended Tech in the 1980s ... Active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity ... Enjoys fishing, hunting, dirt-bike riding and spending time on the lake ... Began playing golf at age 8, and has had two holes-in-one ... Majoring in business administration.