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
Petefish secures title with birdie at 18; Jackets win ninth title in last 13 years
No. 5/6 Yellow Jackets are the top seed, hold highest national ranking among conference teams
Tech golfers take comfort in playing Old North State Club for ACC Championship
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.
2017-18: Tournament Results
Finished the spring as Tech's highest-ranked player - No. 57 by Golfstat, No. 69 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index ... Earned a spot on the All-ACC team ... Led the Yellow Jackets with four top-10 finishes and ranked second with a 71.43 stroke average ... Tied for 15th in his first collegiate event (Carpet Capital Collegiate), then followed with a T-8 at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate and a T-7 at the Franklin American Mortgage Collegiate ... This spring, he finished T-7 (Puerto Rico Classic, T-2 (General Hackler Championship) and T-13 (Valspar Collegiate) before missing the Irish Creek event and struggling in the ACC Championship with a back injury ... Tied for 23rd at the Amer Ari Invitational, but shot his best score of the spring there (-6, 210).
Hello, my name is ... Noah Norton. Get to know the Yellow Jackets' freshman from Chico, Calif. https://t.co/AQ8Uyf0YpD— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) April 5, 2018
2017 Summer Highlights: Won two matches at the U.S. Amateur before losing to No. 42 Theo Humphrey in the round of 16 ... Advanced to match play with a T-35 finish in stroke play ... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur by tying for second place and grabbing one of three spots available at Sunnyside, Calif. ... Advanced to match play (T-53) at the U.S. Junior Amateur and won his first-round match against the defending champion Min Woo Lee of Australia before falling in the round of 32 ... Advanced all the way to the finals of the California Amateur where he lost 1-up in the championship match, tied for 25th place in stroke play ... Tied for 31st at the Sahalee Players Championship.
Junior Golf: Made the field for the 2016 and 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Championships ... Shared medalist honors with 66-70--136 at the Fresno, Calif., sectional qualifier in 2016 ... Also shot a 67 in the U.S. Open local qualifying at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz to advance to sectional play ... Captured the Chico City Championship in in 2014 and 2016 ... Scored a 3-shot win at the 2016 AJGA Ping Invitational at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Oklahoma, an event which featured the top 50 ranked junior golfers in the world ... Runner-up at the 2017 AJGA Thunderbird Invitational.
High School: Attended Pleasant Valley High School, which won the NSCIF Championship in 2016 and 2017 under coach Dave Crawford ... Qualified as an individual for the California State Championship all four years, finishing 16th in 2014, fourth in 2015, 12th in 2016 and runner-up in 2017, and was his school's division champion all four years, and sectional champion three years ... Made the All-USA Boys Golf second team in 2017 ... Graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Full name is Noah Riley Norton ... Born May 27, 1999 in Chico ... Son of Frank and Jeannie Norton ... Has an older sister, Ciena, 21... Began playing golf at age 5 with clubs given to him by his grandfather ... Enjoys working out, table tennis and basketball ... Studying business administration.