Tech Golfers 2-Under, But Far Back at Amer Ari Invitational

Schniederjans opened his spring for the Yellow Jackets with a 69 Thursday.

Feb. 6, 2014

Waikoloa Village, Hawai'i - Ollie Schniederjans fired a 3-under-par 69 Thursday, and Georgia Tech shot a 2-under-par 286 as a team and is in a tie for 15th place after the opening round of the Amer Ari Invitational.

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Anders Albertson and Vincent Whaley each shot even-par 72 for the No. 2-ranked Yellow Jackets, who find themselves 15 strokes behind the lead. Bo Andrews added a 73 to complete Tech's scoring.

"Obviously this was not the way we would have preferred to start our spring," said head coach Bruce Heppler, whose team won twice and finished second twice in four fall tournaments. "There was no wind for the first 16 holes today, and we just couldn't score when we had chances. We're looking forward to a better day tomorrow."

Schniederjans began his round with three birdies in his first five holes and posted his 12th sub-par round out of 16 this year. The junior from Powder Springs, Ga., ranked No. 2 nationally, is five shots off the lead of Oregon's Thomas Lim, who shot 64 and is one stroke clear of Southern California's Rico Hoey.

Third-ranked Oklahoma State shot 17-under-par 271 and has a one-shot lead over TCU (-16). No. 24 Southern California (-15) is in third place, followed by No. 16 Texas and No. 27 Auburn (-14 each), Oregon (-12) and Texas Tech (-10). Nine of the 20 teams in the field are ranked among the nation's top 30 teams in Division I.

Sixty-two of the 118 individuals in the field broke par Thursday.

 

 

Friday's second round begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.

AMER ARI INVITATIONAL
Waikoloa Village Resort, King's Course
First-Round Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Oklahoma State 271 -17 2 TCU 272 -16 3 Southern California 273 -15 T4 Texas 274 -14 T4 Auburn 274 -14 6 Oregon 276 -12 7 Texas Tech 278 -10 T8 Hawaii-Hilo 279 -9 T8 Hawaii 279 -9 T10 Arizona State 280 -8 T10 Washington 280 -8 12 Stanford 281 -7 13 UCLA 283 -5 14 Oregon State 285 -3 T15 Georgia Tech 286 -2 T15 Osaka Gakuin University 286 -2 17 Colorado 287 -1 T18 San Jose State 290 +2 T18 UC Davis 290 +2 20 CSU-Monterey Bay 295 +7

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Thomas Lim Oregon 64 -8 2 Rico Hoey Southern California 65 -7 T3 Wyndham Clark Oklahoma State 66 -6 T3 Chelso Barrett TCU 66 -6 T3 Ian Davis Oklahoma State 66 -6 T3 Jeffrey Kang Southern California 66 -6 T7 Daniel Stringfellow Auburn 67 -5 T7 Cameron Wilson Stanford 67 -5 T7 Esteban Restrepo Texas Tech 67 -5 T7 Julien Brun TCU 67 -5 T7 Kramer Hickok Texas 67 -5 T7 Jordan Niebrugge Oklahoma State 67 -5 T7 Chris Babcock * Washington 67 -5

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T21 Ollie Schniederjans (1) 69 T63 Anders Albertson (2) 72 T63 Vincent Whaley (5) 72 T76 Bo Andrews (4) 73 T93 Seth Reeves (3) 74