Georgia Tech's men's golf team won its second straight ACC title this weekend, and its eighth in the last ten years. It took four birdies on a second playoff hole, but the #11 Yellow Jackets successfully defended their ACC Champion status at the Old North State Club in New London, NC.
Senior Anders Albertson was an individual co-champion with an 11-under score of 205 on the weekend, winning a medal alongside Louisville’s Robin Sciot-Siegrist and Virginia Tech’s Trevor Cone. It was Albertson's second individual conference championship, tying the school record previously set by David Duval (1991, 1993) as well as the conference record, including Clemson's Charles Warren and Wake Forest's Ronnie Thomas and Scott Hoch.
All three Tech players in the second group of the sudden-death playoff birdied the hole – Schniederjans making his first, then Anders Albertson and Vincent Whaley closing it out by rolling in short birdie putts for the Yellow Jackets. Freshman Chris Petefish also birdied out of the first playoff group, giving the Jackets a 4-under score on the hole while Clemson recorded one birdie and four pars. Each team got one birdie and four pars on the first hole of the playoff.
The title was the sixth in the last seven years for Tech, eighth in the last 10 years, 11th in 20 seasons under head coach Bruce Heppler and the 16th in the history of the program.
Congratulations to Georgia Tech's golf team on another outstanding season!