Tech Drops to 2nd Place at Brickyard Collegiate
Schniederjans' 69 vaults Tech junior into individual lead
Oct. 5, 2013
Macon, Ga. - Seth Reeves and Anders Albertson each fired 4-nder-par 68s on Saturday to pace a hot Georgia Tech golf team, which posted a 13-under-par 275, but Mercer did the Yellow Jackets three shots better and took over the lead after 36 holes at the Brickyard Collegiate golf tournament.
Under optimum scoring conditions Saturday, the host Bears blistered the 7,175-yard, par 72 Brickyard at Riverside Course to the tune of 16-under-par 272, moving to 20-under 556 for the tournament and a one-stroke lead over the 2nd-ranked Yellow Jackets. Hans Reimers shot 65 to pace Mercer, which placed four players under par for the day and played the back nine in 13-under-par. Mercer is in position to win its tournament for the first time in the event's seven-year history.
Tech's 13-under score also included a 69 from Ollie Schniederjans, who took over the individual lead by one stroke, and a 70 from Bo Andrews. The Jackets, with a 19-under-par 557 for 36 holes, led by as many as seven shots in the middle of Saturday's round before Mercer rallied, and trail in a tournament for the first time all fall.
"We played very solid for the most part today," said Tech coach Bruce Heppler. "Bo and Anders gave us under-par rounds today, which was good to see. We're in the final groups for the third time this year, so we look forward to tomorrow."
Virginia Tech (565, -11) is in third place, followed by South Florida (567, -9) and 8th-ranked Georgia (572, -4). The Hokies shot 6-under-par Saturday, while the USF and the Bulldogs each went 7-under for the round. Georgia State shot 5-under and moved into sixth place in the 14-team field.
Schniederjans (136, -8), bidding to win his second tournament of the fall, has a one-shot lead over Mercer's Emmanuel Kountakis (-7), who also shot 69 Saturday, and Virginia Tech's Scott Vincent (-7), who fired a 67. Seth Reeves (138, -6) is tied for fourth with Reimers, and Albertson is tied for 13th at 2-under 142.
The final round begins Sunday morning at 8 a.m. Tech is in the final groups with Virginia Tech and Mercer, with tee times beginning at 9:30 a.m.
BRICKYARD COLLEGIATE Brickyard at Riverside, Macon, Ga. 36-Hole Results
TEAM STANDINGS Mercer 284-272 - 556 -20 Georgia Tech 282-275 - 557 -19 Virginia Tech 283-282 - 565 -11 South Florida 286-281 - 567 -9 Georgia 291-281 - 572 -4 Georgia State 294-283 - 577 +1 Louisville 289-289 - 578 +2 Florida State 291-287 - 578 +2 Augusta State 293-291 - 584 +8 Chattanooga 300-294 - 594 +18 Furman 294-301 - 595 +19 Princeton 310-295 - 605 +29 Boston College 307-302 - 609 +33 Gonzaga 313-300 - 613 +37
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 69-69 - 136 -8 Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech 70-67 - 137 -7 Emmanuel Kontakis, Mercer 68-69 - 137 -7 Seth Reeves, Georgia Tech 70-68 - 138 -6 Hans Reimers, Mercer 73-65 - 138 -6 Bryce Chalkley, Virginia Tech 72-67 - 139 -5 Sean Smothers, Mercer 71-68 - 139 -5