Schniederjans helps Tech into NCAA championship
by MDJ staff reports
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Former Harrison High School and current Georgia Tech standout Ollie Schniederjans shot 7-under par for 54 holes to help the Yellow Jackets earn a 17-shot victory at the NCAA’s Raleigh Regional on Saturday.

Schniederjans, currently ranked No. 4 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, shot 1-over 72 in the final round to finish in second place in the individual competition. Washington’s Jordan Sanders shot a final-round 68 to beat Schniederjans by three shots and snap the Atlantic Coast Conference champion’s three-tournament winning streak.

Georgia Tech shot 27-under 825 as a team, beating out Washington (842). Texas A&M (849), Kentucky (856) and Florida State (860) rounded out the top five to join Georgia Tech and Washington in qualifying for the NCAA championship, which will begin Friday at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

Auburn Regional: Kennesaw State put together a solid team performance to earn its second NCAA championship appearance in the last four years.

The Owls finished second at the Auburn Regional after shooting a final-round 1-under 287 to finish with an 11-over total of 875.

Alabama captured the team title with a total of 853. Auburn (878), Virginia Tech (882) and Texas (884) rounded out the top five to advance to the NCAA championship.

Kennesaw State placed three players in the top 20. Jimmy Beck (219) tied for 17th, while junior Kelby Burton and Teremoana Beaucousin tied for 19th with totals of 220.

San Antonio Regional: Georgia qualified for the NCAA championship by winning the San Antonio Regional.

The Bulldogs were the only team under par Saturday as they recorded a final-round 1-under 287. Georgia had a three-day total of 11-under 853 to post a 13-shot victory over Georgia State.

Lee McCoy led the Bulldogs with his second straight 4-under 68 to finish second individually at 9-under.

Georgia State shot 289 in windy conditions to advance to the NCAA championship for the first time since 2007.

Tyler Gruca shot a final-round 71 to finish the 54-hole event 6-under par and in third place, the best finish ever by a Panther in NCAA regional play.
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