Schniederjans wins SGA Amateur of Month award
by Staff and wire reports
May 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 1124 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Georgia Tech junior Ollie Schniederjans edged Alabama’s Bobby Wyatt by a narrow margin to win the Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur of the Month Award for April.

The former Harrison High School standout stretched his winning streak to three victories by finishing first twice in April, capped by taking the title in the Atlantic Coast Conference Golf Championship at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C.

He won the individual title by five strokes with a 12-under 204 total to lead Tech to the ACC team title. Tech was able to fight off Florida State in part due to the strength of Schniederjans’ brilliant 65 in tough weather conditions in the opening round. Earlier in April, he was co-champ in the Robert Kepler Invitational on Ohio State’s famed Scarlet Course.

Schniederjans became the first player in Tech history to win five tournaments during a school year. He kick-started his current three-streak by winning the prestigious Valspar Collegiate in Palm City, Fla., in March and was runner-up in the voting for that month’s award for the second time in six months.

 Tiger Woods says his recovery from back surgery is going slowly and he’s not sure when he’ll be able to return to golf.

In a wide-ranging blog on his website Monday, Woods says he remains sore from the incision during the March 31 operation for a pinched nerve. The surgery forced him to miss the Masters for the first time. He has said he hopes to return this summer.

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