Toledo, Ohio – Christo Lamprecht opened with a 4-under-par 67 and has a four-stroke lead in the medal race, and No. 6 Georgia Tech holds a two-stroke lead after round 2 was halted by darkness Monday evening at the Inverness Intercollegiate.
After weather delayed play earlier in the day, the 16 teams each had two or three holes remaining to play in the second round of the 36-hole day when the horn sounds to halt play at 7:10 p.m. Monday. Round 2 will resume at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, and the final round will begin in a shotgun start immediately following. Live streaming coverage will be offered on ESPN+.
The Yellow Jackets held a one-shot lead over Texas Tech after round 1, in which Tech posted a 3-over-par rounds of 287. Tech was 1-under-par for its second round while the Red Raiders played even-par, allowing the Jackets a two-stroke lead when play was suspended.
Lamprecht, a junior from George, South Africa, enters play Tuesday looking for his first collegiate victory in his 23rd career start.
ROUND 1 RECAP – Christo Lamprecht led the way for the Yellow Jackets with a 4-under-par 67 in his first trip around the 7,265-yard, par-71 layout, making bogey on only one hole against five birdies, and was in second place at the end of the round. Connor Howe shot 2-under-par 69, recording four birdies in his first 10 holes before giving a couple of strokes back, and was tied for fifth place.
Freshman Hiroshi Tai shot a 3-over-par 74, and Benjamin Reuter added a 6-over 77 as the Yellow Jackets’ counting scores in a 2-over-par round of 287.
ROUND 2 RECAP – Lamprecht continued his stellar play with a 5-under-par round going with two holes to play, extending his lead in the individual competition to four shots. Tai and Aidan Kramer each stood at level par for the round, while Reuter was 4-over-par. Tai was tied for 15th place individually.
TEAM LEADERBOARD – Sixth-ranked Georgia Tech was 1-under-par for round 2 after posting a 3-over-par 287 in the opening round Monday, taking a two-stroke lead over No. 8 Texas Tech, which was 4-over-par for the morning round and even in the afternoon.
No. 4 Oklahoma holds third place at 6-over-par, followed by Ohio State (+11) and East Tenness State (+13), No. 20 Notre Dame and Louisville (both at +17).
INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD – Lamprecht is 9-under-par through 34 holes, four strokes clear of Maxwell Moldovan of Ohio State (-5). Calum Scott of Texas Tech (-4), Mats Edge of East Tennessee State (-3) and Jake Holbrook of Oklahoma (even) round out the top five.
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION – The Yellow Jackets are competing in the Inverness Intercollegiate for the first time. Host to four men’s U.S. Open championships, two PGA Championships and two men’s NCAA Championships, Inverness (par 71, 7,265 yards) is hosting this regular-season event, hosted by Toledo University, for the 16th time.
The tournament concludes with the final 18 holes Tuesday, with players starting on holes 1 and 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The Inverness Club was founded in 1903, and along with the University of Toledo, served as host for the 2009 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. Inverness hosted the 2021 Solheim Cup in addition to previously hosting four U.S. Opens, two U.S. Senior Opens, two PGA Championships and one U.S. Amateur. In the future, Inverness will host the 2027 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2029 U.S. Amateur.
All 16 schools competing in this year’s tournament were ranked in the Top 100 of last year’s Golfweek final rankings. Highlighting the field are five 2022 NCAA Championship participants – East Tennessee State, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech – and seven more 2022 NCAA Regional qualifiers – Charlotte, Louisville, Notre Dame, Purdue, SMU, Virginia and Washington. The Sooners and Red Raiders both lost in the quarterfinals of match play at the NCAA Championships. Also competing in the tournament along with the Rockets will be Iowa, USC, and South Alabama.
Georgia Tech was ranked No. 6 in the first Bushnell/Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll and will be joined in the Glass City by No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 8 Texas Tech, No. 20 Notre Dame and No. 22 Washington. Also receiving votes in the poll were Ohio State, Purdue, SMU and Virginia.
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