ACC Announces Men's Golf All-Conference Teams and Individual Award Winners
Eight of 13 teams ranked among nation's top 50
Freshman Shun Yat Hak has adjusted his approach now in college
With spring semester over and no classes, Jackets guard against over-preparation
Jackets looking to advance to NCAA Championship May 28-June 2 in Atlanta
The Georgia Tech Golf team opens its 2012 spring semester at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawai'i next week. Here is an interview with head coach Bruce Heppler and freshman Ollie Schniederjans.
One of the nation's top junior players who entered Tech in January of 2011 and sat out the spring season ... Enjoyed a solid freshman campaign, making the travel squad for both the ACC Championship and the NCAA Regional ... Twice named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13: - Tournament Results
Finished the fall ranked No. 35 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index ... His average score of 71.8 was the lowest on the team by a full stroke ... Finished 5th at the Brickyard Collegiate in Macon, Ga. (211, -5) ... T7 at the United States Collegiate Championship in Alpharetta, Ga. (217, +1) ... Tied for 19th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga. (219, +3) ... His three top-20 finishes were the most on the team during the 2012 fall season... One of four Georgia Tech golfers who participated in all four fall events ... His 67 in the 3rd round of the Brickyard Collegiate was the lowest round in relation to par during Georgia Tech's 2012 fall season ... Compiled a 263-49 head-to-head record which gave him an .843 winning percentage the highest on the 2012 fall team ... T5 (-1) at the Patriot All-American Invitational in late December.
2012 Summer Highlights: Won U.S. Amateur qualifier at Piedmont Driving Club (-10) ... Tied for 25th in U.S. Amateur stroke play (74-67), then lost to Adam Schenck of Vincennes, Ind., 2&1, in the first round ... Tied for 6th at the Dogwood Invitational ... T9 at the Southern Amateur after holding 1st round lead ... T38 at the Northeast Amateur ... T41 at the Players Amateur ... T47 at the Sunnehanna Amateur.
2011-12: Played in 11 events, eight as a counting member of the squad ... Five top-20 finishes, including a T6 at the fall Brickyard Collegiate and a T7 at the ACC Championship, his highest finishes of the year ... Stroke average of 72.8 was sixth on the team (72.2 in 21 spring rounds) ... Ranked 130th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, No. 177 in the Golfstat Cup ... T15 on his first NCAA regional event (3-over 219) ... Finished the fall with a 73.7 stroke average over 12 rounds ... Posted the team's second best score in the Carpet Capital Collegiate at 2-under-par ... Finished 6th in the Brickyard Collegiate while shooting 2-under par as Tech placed 1st.
2011 Summer Highlights: Tied for 4th at the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier in Ball Ground, Ga. (won playoff for 2nd alternate) ... Tied for 11th at the Sunnehanna Amateur in Johnstown, Pa. (278, -2) ... Tied for 17th at the Canadian Amateur in Winnepeg, Manitoba ... (285, +1) ... Tied for 20th at the Dogwood Invitational in Atlanta (280, -8) ... Tied for 22nd at Southern Amateur in Tampa, Fla. (285, +1) ... 54th at the Northeast Amateur (287, +11).
Amateur Golf: Won the 2009 Jones Cup Invitational ... Tied for 10th at the 2010 Dogwood Invitational ... T-10 at the 2011 Terra Cotta Invitational at Naples, Fla.
Junior Golf: A 2010 first-team All-American by the American Junior Golf Association and ranked No. 4 in the nation by both the Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek/Sagarin Index at the time of his enrollment at Tech ... Ranked as high as third nationally ... Posted 14 top-10 finishes in junior events over the last two calendar years before his arrival at Tech ... Among those performances was a third-place finish at the 2010 Junior PGA Championship, fourth at the 2010 AJGA Polo Junior Classic, and eighth at the AJGA Junior Players Championship ... Since 2005, he logged 42 top-10 finishes in the events in which he has participated and won five times.
High School: Graduated in the fall of 2010 from Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga., where he was teammate of current Tech junior James White ... Three-year letterwinner in golf, served as team captain as a senior ... Led Harrison to a share of the 2010 AAAAA state championship, and along the way defeated Etowah and teammates Anders Albertson by 17 strokes to win the region 5-AAAAA title ... Also won the state title in 2008.
Personal: Full name is Ollie Frank Schniederjans ... Born June 15, 1993, in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Oliver and Linda Schniederjans ... Also has lived in North Andover, Mass. ... Two younger brothers, Ben and Luke ... Had four holes-in-one in 2007 ... Plans to major in Management.
Collegiate Tournament Results
|Carpet Capital Collegiate||9/11/2011||3||70-77-67=214||-2||t-11th/60||49-10|
|Golfweek Conference Challenge||9/25-27/2011||3||76-82-79=237||+21||t-70th/75||5-69|
|United States Collegiate Championship||10/23-25/2011||3||77-69-73=219||+3||t-26th/75||49-25|
|Amer Ari Invitational||2/1-3/2012||3||73-75-69=217||+1||t-43rd/116||73-42|
|Puerto Rico Classic||2/19-21/2012||3||72-74-75=221||+5||t-37th/75||38-36|
|Barona Collegiate Cup||3/22-23/2012||3||73-73-68=214||-2||t-22nd/107||85-21|
|Gary Koch Invitational||4/7-8/2012||3||76-75-72=223||+7||t-32nd/78||46-31|
|Atlantic Coast Conference Championship||4/20-22/2012||3||66-73-72=211||-5||t-7th/55||48-6|
|NCAA Norman Regional||5/17-19/2012||3||72-69-78=219||+3||t-15th/75||60-14|
|SEASON TOTALS||33||2402 Avg. 72.8||+1||-||607-278|
|Carpet Capital Collegiate||9/7-9/2012||3||74-73-72=219||+3||t-19th/78||59-18|
|PING-Golfweek Preview Invitational||9/23-25/2012||3||73-71-70=214||+4||t-22nd/75||53-21|
|United States Collegiate Championship||10/19-21/2012||3||70-76-71=217||+1||t-7th/79||72-6|
|SEASON TOTALS||12||861 Avg. 71.8||E||-||263-49|