Ben Smith Georgia Tech Golf Travels to Famed Olympia Fields – Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

    Ben Smith Georgia Tech Golf Travels to Famed Olympia Fields – Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

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    THE FLATS –Georgia Tech’s No. 3-ranked golf team, fresh off a 20-stroke victory in the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate, travels to the Chicago area this weekend for the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational, Friday through Sunday in Olympia Fields, Ill.

    TOURNAMENT INFORMATION– Georgia Tech is competing in this event for the second time, and first since 2006, at the famed Olympia Fields Country Club, which has hosted two U.S. Open Championships and two PGA Championships.

    Olympia Fields, hosted by the University of Illinois’ golf program, annually attracts one of the strong fields in college golf, and this year brings in 10 of the nation’s top 25 teams as ranked in the preseason by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The 15-team field includes Alabama (21), Baylor (20), California (16), Florida State (27), Florida (25), Georgia Tech (3), Indiana, UNLV, North Carolina (23), Northwestern, Oklahoma State (4), Pepperdine (10), Texas (1) and Texas A&M (14). The host Illini are ranked 19th.

    TEAM UPDATE –Head coachBruce Heppler’s25thYellow Jacket team is ranked No. 3 behind 2019 NCAA runner-up Texas and Arizona State in the coaches poll. The Longhorns received nine of the 23 first-place votes, while the Sun Devils received two and Tech got three. NCAA semifinalists Oklahoma State (three first-place votes) and Vanderbilt (one first-place vote) round out the top five. NCAA quarterfinalists Wake Forest and Oklahoma, Auburn, the defending NCAA Champion Stanford, and Pepperdine all begin the season in the top 10. Three of those teams are in the Olympia Fields event.

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