THE FLATS – Though Georgia Tech’s golf team has not played collegiate events since March, the members of the 2020-21 team have been busy through the summer and fall competing in amateur events, and five returning Yellow Jackets look to finish the 2020 calendar year with the flourish in a pair of significant amateur events this week.
Rising senior Noah Norton, junior Connor Howe and sophomore Andy Mao are set to compete in the Patriot All-America Invitational at Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park, Ariz., where 84 of the nation’s top collegiate golfers honors a fallen or severely injured soldier by carrying a bag bearing the name of that individual. Senior Will Dickson and junior Ben Smith will tee it up at the Orlando (Fla.) International Amateur at Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge.
Both events begin Monday and are 54 holes.
Rising senior Noah Norton won the Patriot All-America Invitational last December.
Norton (Chico, Calif.) will be defending his 2019 title in the event, in which he fired a 54-hole total of 203 (-7) to outlast Mason Overstreet of Arkansas, Jackson Suber of Mississippi and Sam Choi of New Mexico by a single stroke. It was Norton’s first career amateur victory, and