Golf finishes in third place at NCAA Regional

On May 20-22 the Tech golf team took part in the NCAA Southeast Regional. The Jackets entered the tournament as the ACC champions and used a tournament-low 272 on Saturday to get within 12 strokes of No. 1 ranked Oklahoma State. Tech shot a 13-over par 573, which earned them a third-place finish in the Regional.

Redshirt junior John-Tyler Griffin led the Jackets by shooting one-under par for the tournament. He shot a pair of 68’s on Thursday and Saturday. His total score of 209 was good enough for a third-place finish as an individual.

Senior Chesson Hadley also performed well for the Jackets by shooting even par for the tournament. After hitting a 73 on day one, Hadley found his stride halfway through his second round by getting back-to-back birdies on holes seven and eight. Hadley finished tied for eighth in the individual standings.

Tech’s next tournament is the NCAA Championship in Ooltewah, Tenn on June 1-3. If Tech finishes eighth or higher, they will continue to play on June 4-6. Tech is seeded No. 14 in the tournament.