Despite four wins in 10 events this year, Yellow Jackets confident they can play better
Bruce Heppler named ACC Coach of the Year for the ninth time
That might be the unsung magic behind the Yellow jackets' ACC Tournament success, but there was no waffling at crunch time
Petefish secures title with birdie at 18; Jackets win ninth title in last 13 years
Schniederjans fires 7-under-par 65 to pace No. 5/6 Yellow Jackets, shares individual lead
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: Came to Georgia Tech ranked No. 51 nationally in the class of 2016 by the Junior Golf Scoreboard when he signed with the Yellow Jackets in the spring of 2016 ... Currently ranked No. 142 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings ... Followed older brother and three-time All-American Ollie Schniederjans into the Tech program ... Has made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team as a freshman and a sophomore ... Very good driver of the ball ... Putts as well as anyone on the team ... Creative around the greens and a very good wedge player ... Has similar confidence and belief in his ability as does Ollie.
2017-18: Tournament Results
Had a solid sophomore season with six top-20 finishes in 11 events and a 71.67 stroke average, third on the team ... Made the All-ACC team for the second straight year ... Four of those top-20s came in the fall season, with best finish of T-7 at the Franklin American Mortgage Collegiate ... Best showing of the spring was a tie for 12th at the ACC Championship, where he shot a career-best 65 (-7) in the opening round ... Tied for 18th at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational ... Ranked No. 66 nationally by Golfstat and No. 91 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings ... Tied for ninth in the Patriot All-American over the holiday break between semesters.
2017 Summer Highlights: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur by winning the qualifier at Capital City Club-Crabapple Course, missed by one stroke of reaching match play at the U.S. Amateur ... Runner-up by one stroke at the Dogwood Invitational ... Tied for seventh at the Players Amateur and tied for 10th at the Northeast Amateur.
2016-17: Tournament Results
Made the All-ACC team and the GCAA All-East Region team on the strength of two tournament victories ... Made a splash from the start, winning the Carpet Capital Collegiate (competing as an individual) in his very first collegiate event in the fall (205, -11) ... Added a second victory at the Puerto Rico Classic in the spring (206, -10) ... Earned his third top-5 finish with a T-3 at the Seminole Intercollegiate (205, -11) ... Tech's top finisher at the NCAA Stanford Regional (T-12) ... Finished with Tech's best stroke average at 71.87 in 30 rounds, and is ranked No. 89 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index (122 in Golfstat) ... Teamed with Tyler Strafaci to win both of their foursomes matches at the Cypress point Classic match play event in the fall.
2016 Summer Highlights: Medalist (65-69) at the U.S. Amateur qualifier at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Atlanta ... Reached the semifinals of match play in the Georgia State Amateur after tying for 11th in stroke play ... Also played well in U.S. Open local (T-4) and sectional (T-11) qualifiers ... Tech's top finisher in the Dogwood Invitational (T-10) ... T-25 at the Terra Cotta Invitational.
High School/Junior Golf: All-state performer in Georgia in 2014 and 2015 at Harrison High School for coach Dennis Attaway ... Helped the Hoyas to three class AAAAAA regional titles from 2013 to 2015 and won medalist honors in 2015 ... Graduated from Harrison before his senior season ... On the junior circuit, Schniederjans was ranked No. 110 nationally among all classes, No. 6 in Georgia in his class, having earned four victories in junior events and 18 top-10 finishes overall in the last three years ... In 2016, won the Amelia Island Junior Open in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, tied for seventh at the Florida Azalea Amateur and tied for 19th at the Puerto Rico Junior Open, an American Junior Golf Association event.
Personal: Full name is Luke Charles Schniederjans ... Born June 12, 1998 in Atlanta ... Son of Oliver and Linda Schniederjans ... Older brother Ollie was a first-team All-American and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015 ... Older brother Ben is a pitcher on the Yellow Jackets' baseball team, currently sidelined after undergoing elbow surgery ... Began playing golf full-time around age 12 ... Enjoys all sports, golf history and movies ... Plans to major in business administration.