Three Georgia Tech golfers from metro Atlanta earned spots in the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship, finishing 1st, 2nd and tied for 3rd in a qualifier at Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course.
Woodstock’s Anders Albertson earned medalist honors with scores of 66-67—133 on the par-70 Crabapple layout, which hosted the NCAA Championship earlier this year. Duluth’s Seth Reeves was 2nd with scores of 66-69—135, and Ollie Schniederjans of Powder Springs tied for 3rd at 138 with Scott Strohmeyer of national champion Alabama. Schniederjans posted score of 68-70.
Georgia Southern golfer Scott Wolfes got the fifth and final; spot from the 132-player field, needing five holes in a playoff against U. of New Mexico golfer Victor Perez. Wolfes, a 2-time GSGA Junior Championship winner from St. Simons Island, shot 69-70—139, taking the playoff with a birdie on the 17th hole.
Qualifying outside the state were Lee Knox of Augusta, a two-time Georgia Amateur champion, and Georgia Tech’s Bo Andrews.
Knox, who has completed his college career at Alabama, tied for 4th at 139 in a qualifier outside Columbia, S.C. and won a playoff for the final spot. Andrews, competing in Virginia, also needed a playoff to get the final spot after tying for second at 133. He birdied the second extra hole to advance.
Alpharetta’s Franco Castro, who plays on the Charlotte golf team, tied for 3rd in a qualifier in North Carolina, but lost in a playoff for the final spot.
A second Georgia qualifier will be played July 28-29 at Athens County Club.
The U.S. Open will be played August 12-18 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.