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Tech Advances to NCAA Golf Championship – Men’s Golf — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Tech Advances to NCAA Golf Championship – Men's Golf — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Chapel Hill, N.C. – Seniors Christo Lamprecht and Bartley Forrester each fired 4-under-par 66 Wednesday, leading Georgia Tech to a 7-under-par round of 273 to finish in fourth place at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional. The Yellow Jackets thus advance to the NCAA Championship for the fifth straight year and will make their 32nd all-time appearance in the championship when they strike the first tee shot next Friday in Carlsbad, Calif.

Clemson, East Tennessee State, North Carolina, Tech and Baylor are the five teams to advance from the Chapel Hill Regional.

After beginning the final round Tuesday tied for fifth place with Long Beach State, and having the round interrupted by weather until this morning, Tech’s veteran trio of Lamprecht, Forrester and sophomore Hiroshi Tai played near flawless golf on their second nine holes (Tech started the round at the 10th hole) to make sure the Yellow Jackets advanced.

They gave the Jackets some cushion by playing their first nine holes in 5-under-par combined. The trio posted three more birdies in the first three holes on the second nine, but then the Jackets stumbled after making three bogeys on the par-3 fifth, briefly falling out of the top five.

Tech went bogey-free from there, however, with Forrester making birdie at the sixth, Lamprecht following with a birdie at 7, and then freshman Kale Fontenot adding another at the final hole. The Jackets were two shots clear of Baylor and Alabama, who battled down to the last hole for the final spot. The Bears came away with the berth when the Crimson Tide made bogey at the final hole.

Tech has made it through the NCAA regional round each of the last five years (the NCAA Championship and regionals were not conducted in 2020 due to COVID-19), and 28 times since the NCAA went to the regional qualifying format in 1989.


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TECH LINEUP – Forrester has played his best golf in the post-season, having finished in the top 10 at the ACC Championship and now at the Chapel Hill Regional. The senior from Gainesville, Ga., made just one bogey Wednesday while putting an eagle and three birdies on his card. He finished in a tie for eighth place individually at 8-under-par 202.

Tai also tied for eighth place after carding a 1-under-par 69 Wednesday, giving the sophomore from Singapore three rounds in the 60s (65-68-69) this week and his third top-10 finish of the spring. Lamprecht (George, South Africa) birdied seven holes in his round, six of…


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