Tech Takes Runner-up Spot at Brickyard Collegiate

Seth Reeves captured his second title of the fall, shooting 9-under-par 207.

Oct. 6, 2013

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Macon, Ga. - Seth Reeves shot a final-round 3-under-par 69 to capture a share of the individual title, and Georgia Tech posted a 6-under-par 282 and finish as the runner-up at the seventh-annual Brickyard Collegiate golf tournament.

Bidding to win its third straight event of the fall and its second Brickyard title in three years, the No. 2-ranked Yellow Jackets shot their best score of the fall season and their best in seven Brickyard events (839, -25). But they could not overtake the host team, Mercer, which shot 7-under 281 Sunday and won by two (837, -27). The Bears surged into the lead Saturday with a 16-under-par round and matched the Jackets shot-for-shot on Sunday at the Brickyard at Riverside Course.

"Hats off to Mercer. They played lights out for two days and made a lot of putts," said Tech coach Bruce Heppler. "We played pretty well for three days and still might have won if we could get a few more putts to drop for us, but that's the way it goes."

Reeves' 69 gave him a 54-hole total of 207 (-9) and a share of his second title of the fall with Mercer's Emmanuel Kontakis (70 Sunday) and Hans Reimer (69). It was Duluth, Ga., senior's third collegiate championship and fifth in a college or amateur event.

Schniederjans, the 36-hole leader, shot 72 Sunday and finished one stroke out of the lead at 8-under 208. The Powder Springs, Ga., junior has tied for first once and finished one shot out of the lead twice in three events this fall.

Bo Andrews (Sr., Raleigh, N.C.) shot a 70 Sunday, while Anders Albertson (Jr., Woodstock, Ga.) carded a 71 and Richard Werenski (Sr., South Hadley, Mass.) a 73. Albertson tied for 16th individually at 3-under 213, while Andrews and Werenski finished in a tie for 32nd at 219.

Freshman Vincent Whaley (McKinney, Texas), making his collegiate debut and competing as an individual, shot 72 Sunday and tied for 55th place at 225.

Virginia Tech (849, -15) finished third and 10 shots behind the Yellow Jackets, followed by 8th-ranked Georgia (853, -11) and South Florida (860, -4) in the 14-team field.

Tech returns to action Oct. 18-20 when it hosts the United States Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga.

BRICKYARD COLLEGIATE
Brickyard at Riverside, Macon, Ga.
Final Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Mercer 284 272 281 837 -27 2 Georgia Tech 282 275 282 839 -25 3 Virginia Tech 283 282 284 849 -15 4 Georgia 291 281 281 853 -11 5 South Florida 286 281 293 860 -4 T6 Florida State 291 287 287 865 +1 T6 Louisville 289 289 287 865 +1 8 GRU Augusta 293 291 285 869 +5 9 Georgia State 294 283 293 870 +6 10 Chattanooga 300 294 285 879 +15 11 Furman 294 301 296 891 +27 12 Princeton 310 295 291 896 +32 13 Boston College 307 302 302 911 +47 14 Gonzaga 313 300 300 913 +49

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS T1 Seth Reeves Georgia Tech 70 68 69 207 -9 T1 Hans Reimers Mercer 73 65 69 207 -9 T1 Emmanuel Kountakis Mercer 68 69 70 207 -9 T4 Ollie Schniederjans Georgia Tech 67 69 72 208 -8 T4 Scott Vincent Virginia Tech 70 67 71 208 -8 T6 Robin Sciot-Siegrist Louisville 69 75 66 210 -6 T6 Keith Mitchell * Georgia 65 75 70 210 -6 T6 Liam Johnston * Chattanooga 70 71 69 210 -6 T9 Nicholas Reach Georgia 72 71 68 211 -5 T9 Sean Smothers Mercer 71 68 72 211 -5 T9 Bryce Chalkley Virginia Tech 72 67 72 211 -5

OTHER GEORGIA TECH PLAYERS T16 Anders Albertson Georgia Tech 74 68 71 213 -3 T32 Bo Andrews Georgia Tech 79 70 70 219 +3 T32 Richard Werenski Georgia Tech 71 75 73 219 +3 T55 Vincent Whaley * Georgia Tech 76 77 72 225 +9 *competing as an individual