Player: Andy Mao
University: Georgia Tech
Graduation Year: 2023
Area of Study: Industrial Engineering
Soldier Honored: Michael Y. Tarlavsky
Top player on the top high school team in the state of Georgia, won the individual state title while his high school team captured the team crown as a senior … Right-handed player ranked No. 10 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin boys junior rankings at the time of his enrollment at Tech … Played in eight collegiate events during his Tech career and compiled a 73.92 stroke average across 24 rounds … Took up golf at age 7 when his father took him and his sister to the range … Older sister Janet completed four years in the golf program at Northwestern in 2019 … Enjoys playing the piano, basketball and soccer … Chose Tech for its combination of top golf program, high-level education and proximity to home … Majoring in industrial engineering … Made the Dean’s List four times and Faculty Honors once.
2022-23: Tournament Results
Qualified for Tech’s final fall event after missing out in the first three … Tied for 30th place at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate with an even-par score of 216, helping Tech to a runner-up finish.
2022 Amateur Highlights: Won the Southeatern Invitational by two shots with a 14-under-par total of 196 … Runner-up at the Rice Planters Amateur, finishing 54 holes at 205 (-11), but lost on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to teammate Aidan Kramer … Tied for 18th place at the Monroe Invitational (282, +2) and 54th at the Southern Amateur (283, -1) … Tied for sixth place and was the second alternate at the U.S. Amateur qualifier in Johns Creek, Ga. (70-70, -4).
2021-22: Tournament Results
Played once this spring, tying for 65th at The Goodwin (213, +3) … Tied for 63rd at the Windon Memorial Classic and 43rd at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate in the fall … Has a stroke average of 72.22 over nine rounds.
2021 Amateur Highlights: Finished solo third at the GCAA Summer Amateur Series event in Loudon, Tenn. (210, -6) … Finished 20th at the Rice Planters Amateur (214, -2) … Tied for 36th at the Georgia Amateur Championship (290, +6) … Tied for 29th at the Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga. (211, +1).