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THE FLATS –Georgia Tech’s golf team, ranked No. 3 in the preseason by the Golf Coaches Association of America and No. 4 by Golfweek magazine, gets its fall schedule underway this weekend with the 31stCarpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION– The Carpet Capital Collegiate is being played Friday through Sunday at The Farm Golf Club, a 7,180-yard, par 72 layout designed by Tom Fazio near Dalton, Ga. The Yellow Jackets have been the institutional host of this event since its inception in 1989, winning or sharing nine titles, most recently last fall with Tennessee. The 15-team field for this year’s event includes Clemson and Virginia from the Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee from the Southeastern Conference.

TECH’S CARPET CAPITAL COLLEGIATE HISTORY– Georgia Tech has won or shared the title at the Carpet Capital Collegiate nine times in its 30-year history, including being co-champions each of the past two years. Clemson has won four times, Alabama three. A Yellow Jacket has won medalist honors nine times, including four of the past five years (Luke Schniederjans in 2016, Jacob Joiner in 2015, Ollie Schniederjans in 2013 and 2014). Current PGA Tour pros Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley, Troy Matteson and Bryce Molder also have claimed victory at The Farm, with Molder taking the title three consecutive times between 1998 and 1999, when the event moved from the spring to the fall schedule.

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