Yellow Jackets No. 3 in Golfstat, No. 4 in coaches poll and No. 5 in Golfweek/Sagarin ratings
Ogletree (68) leads four Jackets under par as Tech rolls on the final day
Victory at Carpet Capital Collegiate reinforces Yellow Jackets’ building confidence from summer competition
18th-ranked Yellow Jackets rally to tie No. 19 Alabama on final hole, win on 1st playoff hole
Greater talent and depth give Georgia Tech golfers confidence heading into fall campaign
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.
First-round play from Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C., April 21, 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. 120 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings ... Follows older brother and three-time All-American Ollie Schniederjans into the Tech program ... 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
Highest ranked among Tech's players following the fall season - No. 38 in Golfstat and No. 48 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index ... Posted a 71.50 stroke average, second on the team, and finished 16th or better in all four events ... Tied for seventh at the Franklin American Mortgage Collegiate (215, -1), 12th at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate (211, -5), 15th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate (215, -1) and 16th at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate (217, +1) ... Tied for ninth place (208, -2) at the Patriot All-America Invitational in Arizona the week after Christmas ... Tied for 31st at the South Beach International Amateur in mid-December.
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.