Stanford, Calif. – Freshman Christo Lamprecht fired a 5-under-par 65 Saturday, while Noah Norton and Bartley Forrester each shot 1-under-par 69, rallying Georgia Tech to a 7-under-par round of 273 and a ninth-place finish at The Goodwin at the Stanford Golf Course. The Yellow Jackets posted their best round of the weekend and the second-lowest round of the day, leaping nine spots against the field.
TECH LINEUP – In posting the low round by a Yellow Jacket player in 2020-21, Lamprecht eagled the opening par-5 first, the par-5 7th, and the par-5 15th holes, adding a pair of birdies at 16 and 17 in fashioning his 65. The freshman from George, South Africa finished 54 holes with a 5-over-par total of 215 to tie for 43rd place individually.
Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.) and Norton (Chico, Calif.) each birdied five holes to shoot 69 in the final round, while junior Connor Howe (Ogden, Utah) eagled No. 1 and added a pair of birdies to supply the Yellow Jackets’ fourth counting score, an even-par 70, on Saturday.
Howe and Forrester finished the tournament tied for 39th place at 214 (+4), while Lamprecht and Norton tied for 43rd place at 215 (+5). Luka Karaulic (Dacula, Ga.) didn’t count for Tech Saturday after carding a 72, but birdied four holes and finished tied for 97th place in the 146-player field.
Tech totaled 17 birdies Saturday, and the Yellow Jackets’ five eagles in the round were more than any team for the entire tournament.
TEAM LEADERBOARD – Eighth-ranked Arizona State, with three players finishing among the top 10 individuals, cruised to the team title by posting a 6-under-par 276 score Saturday and completed 54 holes at 15-under-par 825. The Sun Devils won by eight strokes over host Stanford, which closed with a 3-under-par 277 and finished the tournament at 7-under-par 833.
No. 12 Pepperdine shot 5-under-par 275 Saturday to finish in third place at 842 (+2), followed by Washington (845, +5), Saunt Mary’s (849, +7), Nevada (848, +8). No. 19 SMU (850, +10), Oregon (851, +11), Georgia Tech (854, +14) and San Diego (859, +19) to round out the top 10 in the 28-team field. Oregon posted the best round of the day at 8-under-par 272.
Nineteen players in the 146-player field finished the tournament under par.
HEAD COACH BRUCE HEPPLER SAID
“It was an encouraging finish for our guys today, four really good rounds. We had chances to finish even better, but it’s nice to know we have that kind of a round in us. I’m not sure we’ve ever had a player get three eagles in a round, and Christo came close to getting a fourth. We’re looking forward to building on this.”