THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht, currently ranked among the top 10 players in men’s college golf all spring, has been named a First-Team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The 2023 Division PING First-Team All-Americans are Ludvig Åberg of Texas Tech, NCAA Champion Fred Biondi of Florida, Adrien Dumont de Chassart of Illinois, David Ford of North Carolina, Ben James of Virginia, Tommy Kuhl of Illinois, Christo Lamprecht of Georgia Tech, Gordon Sargent of Vanderbilt, Preston Summerhays of Arizona State, Caleb Surratt of Tennessee, and Michael Thorbjornsen of Stanford.
“It’s certainly a great honor for Christo,” said head coach Bruce Heppler. “It’s the very best players is college golf. All credit to him for improving his game and working on the things he needed to do to get better. He’s been a big part of our team and our success the last three years, and I’m very happy for him.”
Ranked No. 6 nationally by Golfstat and No 5 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, Lamprecht has a victory and three runner-up finishes in 2022-23. The junior from George, South Africa won the Inverness Intercollegiate in the fall, and this spring has finished second at the Watersound Invitational, the Linger Longer Invitational and The Goodwin. Selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the second straight year, Lamprecht led the Yellow Jackets to the program’s 19th ACC Championship and the title at the NCAA Salem Regional. He has been the team’s highest finisher in six of 11 stroke play events. His 69.17 stroke average would stand as a Georgia Tech record if maintained for the remainder of the spring, and he has averaged 68.72 over 18 rounds this spring.
Lamprecht, a finalist for the Fred Haskins Award and a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, is currently No. 10 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and has been named to compete for the International team in the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup.
He becomes the first Yellow Jacket to be named to the Golf Coaches Association All-America first team since Ollie Schniederjans in 2014 and 2015, and the 10th different Tech player to earn first-team honors from the GCAA.