Tech's top individual finisher was Luke Schniederjans, who tied for 12th at even. His three rounds included an 8-under par 62, which is the lowest score ever (by stroke total) recorded by a Tech player in an NCAA regional round. It was also the lowest round ever shot by a player in an NCAA regional at Stanford Golf Course.
Women's tennis in Sweet 16
After winning first- and second-round matches against Alabama State and Northwestern last week, the Tech women's tennis team will play a round of 16 match against Oklahoma State in Athens on Friday at 7 p.m. Tech is ranked eighth nationally. The winner moves on to the quarterfinals against the winner of the matchup between No. 1 Florida and No. 16 Texas A&M.
Baseball team trying to stay in ACC Tournament field
The Tech baseball team goes into the final series of ACC play tied for 10th, on the bubble to stay in the field for the ACC Tournament. The top 12 teams make the tournament.
With tiebreakers over two of the teams in the bottom five, the Yellow Jackets are in good shape. Tech’s series with Virginia begins Thursday at Russ Chandler Stadium at 6 p.m., followed by games Friday (6 p.m.) and Saturday (12:30 p.m.). It appears that one win against Virginia and one Boston College loss would ensure the Jackets’ in the ACC Tournament, which begins next Tuesday in Louisville, Ky.
Scenarios for Georgia Tech to make the tournament:
Boston College and Virginia Tech losing their series and Pitt not sweeping.
Georgia Tech wins one game and Boston College and Virginia Tech not sweeping.
Honor for Bart
Catcher Joey Bart has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation’s top catcher in Division I. Bart is hitting .296 with 13 home runs, 13 doubles, 43 RBI and 36 runs scored. He is a sophomore.
Tech has never had a player who has won the award, first awarded in 2000. Tech great Matt Wieters was one of three finalists for the award in 2007.