Kyle Scott making a name for himself on the Atlantic Coast

Georgia Tech, the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference men’s golf champion, led the way by placing four players, including Kyle Scott of South Africa, on the 2011 All-ACC men’s golf team, and head coach Bruce Heppler was named Coach of the Year in the conference as selected by a vote of the league’s head coaches.

Led by automatic member Paul Haley, the individual medalist at the ACC Championship, Georgia Tech is represented on the All-ACC team by James White, John-Tyler Griffin and Kyle Scott. Griffin and White made their second consecutive appearance on the team, while Scott and Haley are first-time honorees. This marks the sixth year that a team has placed four individuals on the All-ACC team. Georgia Tech placed four in 2005, Clemson in 2000 and 2003 and Wake Forest in 1975 and 1980.

All four Tech players on the all-conference team are ranked among the nation’s top 55 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index – Griffin (9), Scott (12), White (17) and Haley (54). Griffin, Scott and White are the top three ACC players in the nation in that ranking.

Scott, who is a senior at Georgia Tech, also made it through the first round qualifying for the 2011 US Amateur when he shot 69 at Dunwoody Country Club on the 9 May. There were 150 players playing for 11 places.

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