The day after pulling an upset of a favorite, Georgia Tech golfer Seth Reeves was eliminated from the U.S. Amateur in the round of 32 in match play.
Reeves absorbed a 3 & 2 loss to Australia’s Brady Watt at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Wednesday, in the round of 64, Reeves upset Jordan Niebrugge, one of the hottest amateur players in the country.
Reeves was the last of six Yellow Jackets players to be eliminated.
Reeves was behind from the first hole and was 2-down after two holes. The margin grew to 5 holes after the 10th hole before Reeves began to rally. He won the 13th and 14th holes to reduce the lead to 3-up, but he and Watt halved the next two holes to give Watt the victory.
Watt is ranked ninth in the world among amateur golfers.
A week after a pair of unimpressive losses, Georgia Tech regained a bit of its footing. The Yellow Jackets delivered an emphatic 87-57 thrashing of East Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion to head into their final exam week on an up note.