Two of Georgia's Top Prep Golfers Join Tech Team
Jan. 21, 2011
ATLANTA - Ollie Schniederjans of Powder Springs, Ga., and Anders Albertson of Woodstock, Ga., the No. 1 and 3-ranked junior golfers in the state of Georgia, have enrolled at Georgia Tech and joined the Yellow Jackets 4th-ranked golf team.
Schniederjans, who graduated in the fall from Harrison High School and is a former teammate of current Tech junior James White, is a 2010 first-team All-American by the American Junior Golf Association and ranked No. 4 in the nation by both the Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek/Sagarin Index of junior golfer.
Albertson graduated in the fall from Etowah High School and is ranked 34th nationally by the Junior Golf Scoreboard. He won the 2010 Atlanta City Amateur.
"We're extremely pleased to add Ollie and Anders this semester," said head coach Bruce Heppler. "This gives them a chance to get their feet wet academically, learn a lot about college golf and what it takes to be successful on this level before their window starts. It's great to have in-state players of this caliber in our program. Ollie has had tremendous success in junior golf, and Anders has played well at the Dogwood and played in the U.S. Amateur Public Links event, and they can both compete at a very high level."
Schniederjans won the 2009 Jones Cup Invitational and has 14 top-10 finishes in junior events over the last two calendar years. Among those performances was a third-place finish at the 2010 Junior PGA Championship, fourth at the 2010 AJGA Polo Junior Classic, and eighth at the AJGA Junior Players Championship. Since 2005, he has logged 42 top-10 finishes in the events in which he has participated and won five times.
Albertson posted a 19-under-par score and finished second by one stroke at the 2010 Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club. He posted five top-10 finishes in junior golf events over the last two years, including fifth at the 2010 Carolinas/Georgia Junior Championship.
Schniederjans led Harrison to a share of the 2010 AAAAA state championship, and along the way defeated Etowah by 17 strokes to win the region 5-AAAAA title.
Neither player is expected to play for the Yellow Jackets this spring, though both are eligible.
"The half-year they get ahead of beginning competition next fall should be very helpful to both of them," added Heppler. "It was a great benefit to Richard Werenski, who enrolled here last January and had good success this fall."