As of Monday, October 7, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Georgia Tech golfer and Peachtree Ridge grad Seth Reeves practices prior to this year's NCAA Championships in Atlanta.
MACON — Seth Reeves shot a final-round, 3-under-par 69 to capture a share of the individual title Sunday, and Georgia Tech posted a 6-under-par 282 to finish as runner-up at the seventh annual Brickyard Collegiate golf tournament.
Bidding to win its third straight event of the fall and its second Brickyard title in three years, the No. 2-ranked Yellow Jackets shot their best score of the fall season and their best in seven Brickyard events (839), but they could not overtake the host team, Mercer, which shot 7-under 281 Sunday and won by two.
“Hats off to Mercer. They played lights out for two days and made a lot of putts,” said Tech coach Bruce Heppler. “We played pretty well for three days and still might have won if we could get a few more putts to drop for us, but that’s the way it goes.”
Reeves’ 69 gave him a 54-hole total of 9-under-par 207 (-9) and a share of his second title of the fall with Mercer’s Emmanuel Kontakis (70 Sunday) and Hans Reimer (69). It was the Peachtree Ridge grad and Tech senior’s third collegiate championship and fifth in a college or amateur event.
Tech returns to action Oct. 18-20 when it hosts the United States Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga.