Georgia Tech golfer wins Invitational

Georgia Tech University rising junior Bo Andrews follows his putt during the final round of the 2011 Greystone Invitational tournament June 26 at the Founders Course at Greystone Golf and Country Club. (Reporter Photo/Wesley Hallman)

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

HOOVER — Georgia Tech University rising junior Bo Andrews made up a couple of strokes in his final round to claim the 2011 Greystone Invitational championship June 26 at the Founders Course at Greystone Golf and Country Club.

Andrews, who entered the final round of the 11th annual Invitational in a two-way tie for second place in individual standings, carded a 3-under par in the fourth round to capture the tournament championship. Andrews finished with a tournament total of 6-under par 282 in the Invitational.

Andrews edged Georgia State University rising sophomore Grant Cagle and Clemson University rising senior McCuen Elmore by one stroke for the title. Cagle and Elmore each fired a tournament total 5-under par 283.

Elmore held the lead entering the final day of the tournament before carding an even par 72 in the final round.

Auburn University signee Michael Johnson, a recent Spain Park High School graduate, led Shelby County golfers in the Invitational with his tournament total of 1-over par 289. Johnson finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in individual standings.

Coastal Carolina University rising sophomore Conner Pratt, a Spain Park graduate,  finished in a four-way tie for eighthin the Invitational with his 3-over par 291.

Samford University rising junior Gabe Hyde, a Spain Park graduate, finished in a two-way tie for 12th overall in individual standings with his 4-over par 292. Hyde finished tied with Woodie Eubanks, the 2008 Greystone Invitational champion.

Spain Park High School rising senior Robby Prater, the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A individual champion in 2009, finished in a three-way tie for 20th overall with his 7-over par 295. University of North Alabama rising senior Jake Greer finished in a two-way tie for 23rd in individual standings with his 8-over par 296.

Former National Football League star and Spain Park High School boys’ golf coach Al Del Greco finished in a two-way tie for 43rd overall with his 14-over par 302. Del Greco entered the final round in the top 15 in individual standings before carding an 11-over par 83 in the final round.