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Yellow Jackets’ Ollie Schniederjans takes home individual title
NEW LONDON, N.C. (theACC.com) – Fifth-ranked Georgia Tech, behind the play of individual champion Ollie Schniederjans, shot a 54-hole 25 -under-par 839 to capture the 2014 ACC Men’s Golf Championship at the Old North State Club.
The Yellow Jackets grew their two-stroke lead following day two by shooting a 15-under par 273 on the final day. The team’s final score of 839 was six strokes ahead of second place Florida State.
The 19th-ranked Seminoles, who led after day one, finished with a three-round total of 845, 19-under par. Clemson (851) came in third, followed by Virginia Tech (857), Virginia (862), Wake Forest (864), Notre Dame (872), North Carolina (876), NC State (882), Duke (884), Maryland (885) and Boston College (887).
“That was one of the best rounds we’ve played here,” Georgia Tech Head Coach Bruce Heppler said. “Florida State played really, really well and so did Clemson. They pushed all the way to the end and it wasn’t until everyone was done that we felt good about it.
“That was five guys par or better again today. Everybody keeps everybody in the game and if somebody happens to stumble, you’re okay.”
Schniederjans, who took home the individual ACC championship with a low score of 204, led the run to the title – the Yellow Jackets’ fifth in six years and 15th in program history.
A native of Powder Springs, Ga., Schniederjans had two birdies and an eagle in the third round, tallying rounds of 65, 70 and 69 en route to the program’s ninth individual title. His score of 204 ties him for fourth place for the lowest winning scores in ACC Championship history.
“Just super excited for the team to win and then for me to win, it’s a perfect way to finish the day,” Schniederjans said. “It’s such a nice setting out here on 18 and to look at the scoreboard and we have a five shot lead as a team and I have a five shot lead as an individual, it’s just really nice. It’s kind of what you dream about on the last hole, to walk in to finishing the round.”
In addition to Schniederjans, Georiga Tech had two other individuals place in the top 10 of the final leaderboard. The 2013 ACC individual champion Anders Albertson tied for second, five strokes behind Schniederjans. Senior Seth Reeves finished tied for seventh.