THE FLATS, Atlanta, G.A. – Ollie Schniederjans and Anders Albertson each fired even-par 71s Sunday, April 5th, 2015, and earned top-10 finishes, while 15th-ranked Georgia Tech rallied late and earned a tie for second place the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club outside Nashville, T.N.
TECH LINEUP – The Yellow Jackets birdied 10 holes over their final six to pull even with Alabama at the end of the day.
All-Americans Schniederjans (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Albertson (Woodstock, Ga.) each closed fast Sunday. Schniederjans stood at 3-over-par for his round after a double-bogey at the par-5 14th, but birdied three of his last four holes for his 71 and tie for sixth place individually at even-par 213. Albertson played his last five holes in 2-under-par and tied for eighth place at 214 (+1).
Sophomore Vincent Whaley (McKinney, Texas) shot 2-over 73 Sunday and finished along in 11th place at 2-over-par 215. Sophomore Michael Hines (Acworth, Ga.) went 2-under-par over his final six holes to post a 72 and tie for 21st place at 8-over 221. Freshman Chris Petefish (Danville, Calif.) did not count for Tech Sunday after carding a 78, yet still tied for 27th place at 9-over 222.
TEAM LEADERBOARD – Tech and No. 27 Alabama began the day in a tie for second and stayed that way after each team posted a 3-over-par score of 287 on Sunday. The Jackets and Crimson Tide finished 54 holes at 5-over-par 857, 11 strokes behind host Vanderbilt. The sixth-ranked Commodores were the only team to play Sunday’s final round under par (279, -5) and complete 54 holes in red figures (846, -6).
No. 21 Kennesaw State (868, +16) was a distant fourth, followed by East Tennessee State (869, +17) in fifth.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD – Vanderbilt teammates Matthis Schwab (67 Sunday) and Hunter Stewart (69) tied for medalist honors at 6-under-par 207, two shots ahead of third-place Adrian Meronk of East Tennessee State (4-under 209), who closed with a 70. Louisville’s Robin Sciiot-Siegrist, the 36-hole leader, shot 73 Sunday and finished in a tie for fourth with Alabama’s Tom Lovelady (67 Sunday) at 3-under 210.
Schniederjans tied with the Crimson Tide’s Dru Love at even-par 213 in sixth place, while Albertson tied for eighth at 214 (+1) with Liberty’s Isaiah Logue and Alabama’s Robby Shelton.