Men's Golf

Tech Tied for 5th in NCAA Tallahassee Regional

GoJackets Albertson is tied for 10th place after 36 holes.
GoJackets
Albertson is tied for 10th place after 36 holes.
GoJackets

May 17, 2013

Tallahassee, Fla. - Four Georgia Tech players broke par in Friday's second round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional golf tournament, but the 7th-ranked Yellow Jackets lost some ground on the leaders and stand in a tie for fifth place with South Florida heading into Saturday's final round.

Results/Tee Times/Live Scoring

Tech, seeded second in this regional, shot a 4-under-par 284 Friday, getting identical scores of 71 (-1) from Anders Albertson, Bo Andrews, Seth Reeves and Ollie Schniederjans. But the top three teams after 18 holes - 19th-ranked North Florida, No. 6 Washington and No. 14 Florida State - separated themselves from the rest of the field with stellar rounds.

The Yellow Jackets are bracing for a four-team fight Saturday to secure one of the final two qualifying spots from this regional and advance to compete the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, which begins May 28 at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga. Tech is the host institution.

"You've got two teams, North Florida and Florida State, who are in their element here, and Washington is an outstanding team," said Tech coach Bruce Heppler. "This is a very tough field and it's a battle. We started out slowly today, but we fought back, played well in the middle of the round and stayed in it. We've got to make some putts tomorrow and get a couple of low scores."

The Ospreys (277, -11 for Friday's round), Huskies (275, -13) and Seminoles (276, -12) made hay on the back nine of the 6,965-yard, par 72 Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club and are firmly entrenched in the top three positions after 36 holes. North Florida (549, -27) has a two-shot lead on Washington (551, -25), with Florida State (553, -23) another two shots back.

 

 

UNF recorded 13 birdies and three bogeys among its counting players on the back nine Friday, while the Huskies posted 13 birdies, two eagles and one bogey, and the FSU had 11 birdies and one bogey. By comparison, Tech posted 10 birdies, but had three bogeys and a double bogey.

Oregon (562, -14), Tech (564, -12), South Florida (564, -12) and Oklahoma (565, -11) occupy the next four positions headed into the final round and are separated by just three strokes. The Ducks shot 6-under 282 Friday, while the Bulls matched Tech's 284, and the Sooners posted a 7-under 281. If two or more teams remained tied for fifth place after Saturday's round, they will play off for the final spot.

North Florida's M.J. Maguire held onto his lead in the medalist race, carding a 4-under-par 68 for a 36-hole total of 133 (-11), one shot ahead of Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan and Florida State's Chase Sieffert (-10). Albertson dropped into a tie for 10th place at 7-under-par 137, just four shots back.

NCAA TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL
Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club, Tallahassee, Fla.
36-hole Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 1 North Florida 272 277 549 -27 2 2 Washington 276 275 551 -25 3 3 Florida State 277 276 553 -23 T4 4 Oregon 280 282 562 -14 T4 T5 Georgia Tech 280 284 564 -12 T4 T5 South Florida 280 284 564 -12 T7 7 Oklahoma 284 281 565 -11 10 8 Oregon State 292 285 577 +1 T7 9 Wake Forest 284 296 580 +4 9 10 North Carolina State 289 293 582 +6 T11 11 Iowa 299 290 589 +13 T11 12 San Diego 299 295 594 +18 13 13 Loyola Univ-Maryland 301 300 601 +25

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 1 MJ Maguire North Florida 65 68 133 -11 T2 T2 Chase Seiffert Florida State 66 68 134 -10 T4 T2 Cheng-Tsung Pan Washington 67 67 134 -10 T6 T4 Richard James South Florida 68 67 135 -9 T6 T4 Daniel Walker * Richmond 68 67 135 -9 T14 T6 Brandon McIver Oregon 69 67 136 -8 T14 T6 Jonathan Woo Oregon 69 67 136 -8 T30 T6 Charlie Hughes Washington 71 65 136 -8 T6 T6 Kevin Phelan North Florida 68 68 136 -8 T2 T10 Anders Albertson Georgia Tech 66 71 137 -7 T14 T10 Sean Dale North Florida 69 68 137 -7 T6 12 Michael Schoolcraft Oklahoma 68 70 138 -6 T6 T13 Evan Beck Wake Forest 68 71 139 -5 T4 T13 Abraham Ancer Oklahoma 67 72 139 -5 T6 T13 Chase Koepka South Florida 68 71 139 -5 T20 T13 David Fink Oregon State 70 69 139 -5 T6 T13 Chris Williams Washington 68 71 139 -5 T20 T13 Daniel Berger Florida State 70 69 139 -5 T30 T13 Richard Fountain * Davidson College 71 68 139 -5 *Competing as an individual. Top individual finisher not on one of the five qualifying teams after 54 holes will advance to the NCAA Division I Championship in Atlanta

GEORGIA TECH SCORES T10 Anders Albertson (1) 66 71 137 T23 Ollie Schniederjans (2) 70 71 141 T26 Bo Andrews (3) 71 71 142 T39 Shun Yat Hak (4) 73 73 146 T39 Seth Reeves (5) 75 71 146

  Printer-friendly format   Email this article