No.9 Texas A&M closes fall list at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate – Texas A&M Athletics
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The ninth-ranked Texas A&M men’s golf team wraps up the fall leg of the calendar as the Aggies face off at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Friday through Sunday.
Georgia Golf Club, par 72, 7,092 yards, hosts the three-day tournament, which features 14 teams, eight of which have played in the 2021 NCAA Championship, including reigning National Champion Pepperdine.
Clemson, Colorado State, Duke, East Tennessee State, Georgia Tech, Southern California, Stanford, Tennessee, TCU, UCLA, Virginia and Wake Forest also join Maroon & White.
“We’re looking to finish the fall strong, put on a good round of golf and compete with a strong field,” said the head coach. Brian Kortan noted. “We have three guys who have played here so they will be comfortable with the golf course. We had a really good qualifying and got ready for the week so we can’t wait to get the guys out there. to end the fall and give us something to build on to move forward. “
Texas A&M last attended the tournament in 2019, where the Maroon & White placed third, tied for the best team result in tournament history. Guillaume Paysse recorded his first collegiate victory by taking the honors of co-medalist under 7 years old.
Paysse, Sam bennett, Michael heidelbaugh, Walker lee and Daniel Rodrigues are ready to compete for the Aggies.
Paysse recorded two SEC Match Play Championship wins a week ago, beating LSU’s Cohen Trolio, 4 and 3, and South Carolina’s Rafe Reynolds, 3 and 2. The Benton, Texas native has previously competed in the ‘Washington County individual this season where he tied for sixth with an under-7 137.
Bennett, the No. 1 player in the University PGA TOUR World Speed Rankings, averages 70.17 strokes and recorded a pair of top 15s in the team’s first two stroke play tournaments. The Madisonville, Texas native opened the season tied for 12e at the Marquette Intercollegiate and tied for third at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational.
Lee won the first tournament of the season, the Marquette Intercollegiate, with a 202 under 14. In the SEC Match Play Championship, the Houston native defeated Gene Ziegler of South Carolina, 3 & 2, to tie Garrett Barber. from LSU. Lee currently holds an average of 70.67 shots.
Heidelbaugh recorded a pair of top 20s as he was tied for 12e at Marquette Intercollegiate and tied for 20e at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational. Last time around, the Dallas native had a 1–17 lead over Tyler Wilkes of Florida and 3-15 against Ryan Hall of South Carolina before both games were decided.
Rodrigues enters the fray after a 4-3 win over South Carolina’s Jack Wall in the final round of play of the SEC Match Play Championship. The native of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, opened the season at Marquette Intercollegiate where tied for 54e.
The live hole-to-hole score is available through Golfstat and can be found here.
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