@GT_Golf Ties Vandy in DICK'S Challenge Cup Match
Whaley, Schniederjans capture individual wins for No. 3 Yellow Jackets
Kingston Springs, Tenn. - Vincent Whaley and Ollie Schniederjans scored big individual victories Saturday, and third-ranked Georgia Tech squared its match with No. 7 Vanderbilt, 2-2-1, in the conference challenge portion of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup.
The event concluded on Sunday with a unique Atlantic Coast Conference versus Southeastern Conference match play competition. Thirty individual match-ups would determine the conference champion. Matches were tight all day, but in the end the ACC prevailed and claimed the travelling trophy, besting the SEC by a score of 16.5 to 13.5.
Whaley enjoyed the easiest road to victory in any of the 30 matches, defeating the Commodores' Jordan Janico, 8 & 7. The sophomore from McKinney, Texas, won the opening hole, then 2 through 6 in succession and never looked back. Whaley built his lead to eight holes after 10 and closed out the match with a par on No. 11. Schniederjans led by as many as five holes (through No. 10) in his match with Hunter Stewart before settling for a 3 & 2 victory.
Tech had a chance to win the match outright with senior Drew Czuchry, whose dramatic chip-in from the fringe of the 18th green Saturday lifted the Yellow Jackets to a one-stroke victory over Vanderbilt in the stroke-play portion of the Challenge Cup. Paired with the Commodores' Carson Jacobs Sunday, Czuchry never trailed, but held the lead for only six holes in the match. A Jacobs bogey at No. 17 put the Tech senior up a hole going to the last, but Czuchry could not hold the lead after three-putting from 35 feet for a bogey.
A ninety-minute highlight show will be broadcast on ESPNU on October 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. Eastern time with a broadcast on the SEC Network to follow at a later date that has yet to be determined.
Tech returns to action Oct. 6-7 at the Jerry Pate National Collegiate in Vestavia Hills, Ala.
Next finished match at the #DSGCollegiateChallenge: Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt go 2-2-1. It's ACC 15, SEC, 13.
-- Cassie Stein (@GolfweekCassie) September 21, 2014
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE CUP
Golf Club of Tennessee, Kingston Springs, Tenn.
Match Play Results
ACC 16.5, SEC 13.5
TEAM MATCH RESULTS
Georgia def. Louisville, 3-2
South Carolina def. Virginia, 3-2
Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt, 2-2-1
Missouri vs. Duke, 2-2-1
NC State def. Texas A&M, 4-1
Clemson def. Mississippi, 3-1-1
GEORGIA TECH VS. VANDERBILT
Ben Fogler (Vanderbilt) def. James Clark (Georgia Tech), 5 & 3
Vincent Whaley (Georgia Tech) def. Jordan Janico (Vanderbilt), 8 & 7
Drew Czuchry (Georgia Tech) vs. Carson Jacobs (Vanderbilt), all square
Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) def. Anders Albertson (Georgia Tech), 4 & 2
Ollie Schniederjans (Georgia Tech) def. Hunter Stewart (Vanderbilt), 3 & 2