Technical golf ranks top ten nationally – Technical

Tech’s men’s golf team competed in NCAA regional and championship tournaments last May, marking Tech’s 31st appearance in the championship tournament. The NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Committee hosted six tournaments May 16-18 nationwide for the region. Regional qualifiers would continue to compete in Scottsdale at Grayhawk Golf Club May 27-June 1 for the championships.

The regional, which Tech has competed in for 24 straight years, kicked off on May 16. Tech was seeded second to Oklahoma State to compete in Columbus at the Ohio State Golf Club. The Columbus tournament saw thirteen teams and ten individuals compete in a 54-hole stroke play tournament on a par-72 course.

Tech started the first round as a team with Oklahoma and Arizona in cold weather. Junior Ross Steelman and rookie Benjamin Reuter shot 1 over par 72 and are tied for 14th. Sophomore Christo Lamprecht hit two double bogeys in the back nine and shot a 78 for the day. Juniors Bartley Forrester and Connor Howe each shot 2 on par 73 and are tied for 25th.

The Jackets finished the day tied with sixth-seeded Ohio State for fifth place in championship play. The top five winning teams and top individual from each region qualified for the Championship Tournament. Jackets were 6 over par for a total of 290 while No. 1 seed Oklahoma State dropped to 4 under par for 280. Clemson, Duke, Ohio State, San Francisco and Tech are entered the second round in four strokes. one another.

The Jackets entered the second round with No. 3 Arkansas and No. 11 Kentucky. Steelman shot a 4-under 67 with just one bogey and placed second individually after Tuesday. Lamprecht, Howe and Reuter shot a 3-under 68, earning the last two individual top-ten finishes. Tech finished with a 271 13-under in the second round.

The last round of regionals paired Tech with Oklahoma and Ohio in a cloudy forecast. As the round began with Oklahoma tied with Tech, Reuter and Steelman fired birdies to hold the team’s position. Steelman shot his last round 3 under par 68 while the other players shot an even par 71, which puts Tech in a tie with Oklahoma State for first place and advances alongside Arkansas, Oklahoma. ‘East Tennessee State and Ohio State.

Tech advanced with the lead in the par-5 holes and 48 collective birdies, ranked second in par-3 scoring and third in par-4 scoring. Reuter tied for fourth with 2-under 211 (-2) and Howe tied for seventh with 1-under 212. Lamprecht tied for 29th with 217 and Bartley Forrester tied for 40th with 219. Howe and five others tied for 7th with 212 (-1).

The NCAA Championship saw thirty teams play a 54-hole tournament with Oklahoma seeded first. Tech was the No. 10 seed for the NCAA Championship and teamed with Texas A&M and Stanford for the first two rounds. Arizona State, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Texas, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt also competed.

Forrester and Lamprecht started the first round shooting 3 on par 73, moving Tech to 23rd in the championship with a total of 18 on par 298. Forrester and Lamprecht are tied for 42nd while Steelman and Howe are tied for 101st. Texas A&M scored 300 (+20) and Stanford posted 295 (+15).

Tech moved up to 17th with 9 over par 289 the next morning for the second round. Tech partners Texas A&M and Stanford placed 17th and 14th, respectively. The top fifteen move on to the final round of championship stroke play to determine the top eight teams that will advance to match play.

Tech was tied with A&M and Ole Miss for the advanced spot and was paired again with A&M for the third round. Forrester fired a 17-foot birdie putt as senior partner Sam Bennett bogeyed on the hole. Lamprecht and second A&M student Daniel Rodrigues also bugged the 18th hole. Tech tied with Ole Miss for 14th place and advanced to the final tournament in stroke play on May 30. Forrester had a good round and shot 2 under par 68, tying for 15th in the championship.

Team Tech dropped six shots to tie and their score of 294 (+14) moved them to 12th place, the highest in seven years for the Jackets at the NCAA. Tech’s final round partners Ole Miss and Oregon placed 14th and 15th respectively.

Tech’s championship and successful season put Tech men’s golf in 10th place according to Golfweek, marking the 19th overall top ten ranking since 2000, a remarkable streak for any golf program. With a great end to the season, many are excited about what’s to come for jackets.