Norman, Okla. – Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht, who won the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational to open the Yellow Jackets’ fall schedule, has been named the SwingU College Player of the Month in Division I for September, announced in partnership with the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Lamprecht recorded 14 birdies and rounds of 65 and 66 (131, -9) to grab his second career collegiate victory wire-to-wire at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational September 15-16. The team field included 12 top-25 ranked teams via the preseason Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll and the win helped vault the senior from George, South Africa to the top spot in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) on September 20.
Other division honorees announced by the GCA included Sangha Park of UT Permian Basin (Division II), Micah Stangebye of Kentucky State (HBCU), Jackson Klutznick of Emory (Division III), Jack Whaley of Dalton State (NAIA), Oscar Holm Bredkjaer of Midland (NJCAA Division I), and Lucas Park of Parkland (NJCAA Division II).
The SwingU College Player of the Month is awarded to players from seven divisions – NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, HBCU, NCAA Division III, NAIA, NJCAA Division I, and NJCAA Division II – based on a voting committee made up of coaches from their respective divisions. For more information on the award, please visit www.swingu.com/potm.
Christo Lamprecht set a tournament record for low 36-hole score in his victory. (photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)
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