Posted: 12:23 am Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Tech into match-play quarterfinals 

By Ken Sugiura

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

5 comments
OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

Looks like Tech's going to come up on the short end of their quarterfinal match, just too inconsistent today. Sort of what happened yesterday, but I'm proud of what the team accomplished this year! Go Jackets! 

JM64
JM64

congratulations to the Jackets!

Great student athletes.  Didn't they have a perfect APR?

Go win the match play tournament!

grizzlyjim
grizzlyjim

Love to watch these young men play. This is Golf at it's purest, carry your on bag, read your own greens, etc. Little surprised at the use of range finders. GO JACKETS  -- WIN THIS THING.

GTBee
GTBee

Good job GT golfers and good luck moving forward!