Georgia Tech freshman quarterback Colson Brown hasn’t played a snap for the Yellow Jackets this fall. However, he did participate in the starting lineup for the Ramblin’ Wreck at one of the most famed venues in the world.
This week, he traded in his shoulder pads and helmet for his golf clubs.
Georgia Tech committed to two events this week, the first being the East Lake Cup at Atlanta Athletic Club. The other being the Cypress Point Classic at, you guessed it, famed Cypress Point, No. 2 on Golfweek’s Best 2023 for top Classic Courses in the United States.
The Yellow Jackets needed five players for its lineup at the East Lake Cup, which is where their top five went. In California, Georgia Tech needed six, however, with junior Ben Reuter redshirting this season, there were only five available bodies.
Enter Brown, who played high school golf at North Augusta High School in South Carolina, just across the river from Augusta, Georgia. The 6-foot-4 Brown stepped in so Georgia Tech didn’t have to withdraw from the tournament it won in 2019.
The Cypress Point Classic is a two-day, Walker Cup-style event with foursomes and fourball sessions on Monday and singles Tuesday.
Brown lost both his matches on Monday. Playing with Brady Rackley, they fell 4-and-3 in foursomes to Tommy Morrison and Jacob Sosa from Texas and then lost to Auburn’s Brendan Valdes and Reed Lotter in fourball, 2 and 1.
On Tuesday, Brown will lead off for the Yellow Jackets, taking on Illinois’ Piercen Hunt in singles.
While the rest of Georgia Tech’s football team is preparing for its game against Virginia, its freshman quarterback is playing one of the most famous courses in the world while representing his school. Not a bad start to the week.