ATLANTA, GEORGIA | Bobby Jones would undoubtedly approve. Nobody will be comparing it to Jones’ grand-slam summer of 1930, but in many ways during this most unusual 2020 the amateur golf scene has been the summer of Georgia Tech. As the weeks scroll by on the rebooted southern circuit of events, Yellow Jackets have been swarming.
The blazing summer leaves them lamenting how cool the lost spring might have been.
Tyler Strafaci won the 120th North & South Amateur on July 4 at Pinehurst No. 2 and a week later claimed the 45th Palmetto Amateur. The day after that, classmate Luke Schniederjans became the first Georgia Tech golfer in 56 years to win the Georgia Amateur, in the 99th edition of the event first won by Jones in 1916. Eleven days later, Jackets rising junior Connor Howe chipped in for birdie on the last hole to win the 91st Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Georgia.
Meanwhile, reigning U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree, who also won at Pinehurst No. 2, has been playing in prominent PGA Tour events and preparing to…