Clemson Extends Lead at ACC Men's Golf Championship


Wake Forest’s Davis Womble atop individual leaderboard

NEW LONDON, N.C. – Entering the day with a four stroke lead, Clemson shot 4-under 284 to increase its margin over second place Wake Forest to eight strokes on Saturday at the 2016 ACC Men’s Golf Championship, held Friday through Sunday at the Old North State Club.

Through two days of competition, the Tigers have posted a 19-under 557, while Wake Forest sits at 11-under 565. Florida State (-5), Georgia Tech (-1), Virginia (-1), Duke (E), NC State (+1), Louisville (+4), North Carolina (+12), Notre Dame (+15), Boston College (+27), and Virginia Tech (+28) round out the field. 

Clemson has three of the top four on the individual leaderboard. Austin Langdale and Bryson Nimmer are tied for second at 6-under par, while Miller Capps is 5-under. Stephen Behr is tied for 11th with a 2-under 142.

“I was very happy with how we played for the first 15 holes, but 16, 17, and 18 were difficult,” said Clemson coach Larry Penley. “ I think some of our guys have a bad taste in their mouths and need a reset tonight.

“We can’t go out and make pars tomorrow. Wake Forest and Florida State are going to play well.”

Davis Womble of Wake Forest holds a one-stroke lead in the individual race. The senior from High Point, North Carolina, shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday and is 7-under for the tournament. 

“Yesterday, I made a lot of putts and scored a lot better than I played, but today I played really, really well,” said Womble. “I hit it solid all day and gave myself a lot of chances. Honestly, I didn’t have the putts drop today or else I could have shot a couple lower. I am excited where I am at and hopefully I can play well tomorrow and see what happens.”

The third and final round of the 2016 ACC Men’s Golf Championship is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Teams will tee off of holes 1 and 10.

Sunday’s third round action will be available via live stream on ESPN3 beginning at 1 p.m. and can be viewed at http://es.pn/1MFqBOw. 


Team Leaderboard
1. Clemson -19 (273-284=557)
2. Wake Forest -11 (277-288=565)
3. Florida State -5 (287-284=571)
T4. Georgia Tech -1 (287-288=575)
T4. Virginia -1 (287-288=575)
6. Duke E (287-289=576)
7. NC State +1 (290-287=577)
8. Louisville +4 (287-293=580)
9. North Carolina +12 (295-293=588)
10. Notre Dame +15 (299-292=591)
11. Boston College +27 (305-298=603)
12. Virginia Tech +28 (304-300=604)


Individual Leaderboard
1. Davis Womble, Wake Forest -7 (68-69=137)
T2. Austin Langdale, Clemson -6 (69-69=138)
T2. Bryson Nimmer, Clemson -6 (67-71=138)
4. Miller Capps, Clemson -5 (70-69=139)
5. Jake Shuman, Duke -4 (69-71=140)
T6. Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Louisville -3 (70-71=141)
T6. Jacob McBride, NC State -3 (70-71=141)
T6. Derek Bard, Virginia -3 (71-70=141)
T6. Hank Lebioda, Florida State -3 (71-70=141)
T6. Paul McBride, Wake Forest -3 (66-75=141)