Georgia Tech has what it came for – a spot in the match-play quarterfinals with the NCAA championship at stake.
“Obviously, we wanted to win the stroke play portion, but fell a little short,” Anders Albertson said, “but we’ll play someone (Tuesday), so that’s the big point.”
Fourth-seeded Tech finished fifth after three strokes of stroke play, completing 54 holes in 1-over 841. No. 3 seed Stanford was first at 13 under, bolstered by individual champion Cameron Wilson finishing at 6 under and Patrick Rodgers completing play at 2 under.
The Yellow Jackets will play second-seeded Oklahoma State, which was fourth at even par. The teams’ coaches arranged the match-play pairings for Tuesday’s match, which will begin at 7:50 a.m. CDT. The winner will face the Stanford-Illinois winner at 1:45 p.m., which will be carried on the Golf Channel.
Tech had one match-play event this year, when the Jackets defeated Auburn 4 and 2 and then Georgia 5 and 1 at the Capital City Club Match Play.
Of particular interest – Oklahoma State’s Jordan Niebrugge and Tech’s Seth Reeves squared off at the U.S. Amateur last summer, with Reeves winning. Niebrugge has serious match-play chops, though. He won the Wisconsin State Golf Association Match Play Championship last June and the U.S. Amateur Public Links title last July by winning matches in a row.
7:50 a.m. Talor Gooch (OSU) vs. Richy Werenski (GT)
8 a.m. Zachary Olsen vs. Bo Andrews
8:10 a.m. Wyndham Clark vs. Anders Albertson
8:20 a.m. Ian Davis vs. Ollie Schniederjans
8:30 a.m. Jordan Niebrugge vs. Seth Reeves