THE FLATS – For the 13th time within the final 16 years and for the 16th time since 2000, Georgia Tech has been ranked among the many high 10 groups within the nation within the ultimate polls in each Golfstat and the Golfweek/Sagarin Index. The Yellow Jackets are No. 7 within the ultimate Golfstat rankings and No. Three within the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, and moreover, got here in at No. 5 within the ultimate Bushnell coaches polls introduced by the Golf Coaches Affiliation.
Tech, in its 25th 12 months beneath head coach Bruce Heppler, gained 4 tournaments, together with the Puerto Rico Traditional in February earlier than the season prematurely ended because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Yellow Jackets gained three of 4 occasions within the fall, capturing a 20-stroke victory on the Carpet Capital Collegiate and a share of the title on the Olympia Fields/Combating Illini Invitational with No. 9 Baylor earlier than crusing to the championship of the Cypress Level Traditional match play occasion. Solely No. Three Texas Tech, No. 11 Washington and No. 20 Notre Dame gained as many occasions.
The Yellow Jacket trio of seniors Andy Ogletree (Little Rock, Miss.), Luke Schniederjans (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Tyler Strafaci (Davie, Fla.) helped Tech win 14 occasions altogether over the past three years. Schniederjans gained 3 times and Strafaci one, and whereas Ogletree hasn’t gained a university match, he did win the U.S. Newbie championship and the Monroe Invitational final summer time. They’ve mixed for 29 top-10 finishes of their careers.
Tech gamers captured two particular person titles in 2019-20, with Schniederjans profitable the Carpet Capital Collegiate for the second time in his profession, and redshirt freshman Bartley Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.) incomes a shock victory on the Puerto Rico Traditional. Yellow Jackets mixed for 10 top-10 particular person finishes.
In response to the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, Tech performed the sixth-toughest schedule within the nation, compiling a file of 17-17-1 in opposition to top-25 groups, 37-22-1 in opposition to top-50 groups and 57-22-1 in opposition to top-100 groups.
2019-20 Nationwide Rankings
- Golfstat – 7
- Golfweek/Sagarin Index – 3 (power of schedule=6)
- Head-to-Head – 63-22-1 (57-22-1 vs. high 100, 37-22-1 vs. high 50, 17-17-1 vs. high 25)
People – (Golfstat/Sagarin)
- Andy Ogletree – 20 / 25
- Tyler Strafaci – 52 / 52
- Luke Schniederjans – 105 / 57
- Bartley Forrester – 154 / 124
- Noah Norton – 156 / na* (didn’t play sufficient occasions (resulting from damage) to be ranked
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