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Tech's Reeves wins Southeastern Amateur

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Georgia Tech golfer and Peachtree Ridge grad Seth Reeves practices prior to this year's NCAA Championships in Atlanta.

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Georgia Tech golfer and Peachtree Ridge grad Seth Reeves practices prior to this year's NCAA Championships in Atlanta.

COLUMBUS — Georgia Tech’s Seth Reeves won the Southeastern Amateur Championship for the second time in three years over the weekend, firing a final-round 4-under-par 67 to capture a three-stroke victory at the Country Club of Columbus.

The rising Tech senior and Peachtree Ridge grad overtook third-round leader and Columbus native Jimmy Beck with his closing round and hoisted the winner’s trophy once again. Reeves shot rounds of 69-71-66-67 for an 11-under-par tournament total of 273.

"It's a great event. I'm really comfortable out here,” Reeves told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. “I was surprised, I didn't know how I'd do coming back this year. In my mind, I was defending because I didn't play last year, so I didn't know what kind of pressure I'd have. I was really pleased, though."

Reeves tied for 13th in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championship earlier this month at the Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course, guaranteeing himself honorable mention All-America recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America, and opened his summer schedule by tying for 13th at last weekend’s Palmetto Amateur in South Carolina.