Men's Golf ACCtion: Tournaments Ending Saturday, April 10

April 11, 2010

Wolfpack Intercollegiate

Long Claims Medalist Honors at Wolfpack Intercollegiate

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Senior Adam Long fired a three-under 68 on Saturday to claim his first career win with a one-over 214 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate. The Blue Devils posted the lowest team score of the day with a three-under 281 to finish second overall.

Long, who entered the final round three shots off the lead, claim medalist honors by finishing one shot better than teammate Julian Suri, Lanto Griffin (VCU) and Oscar Zetterwall (New Orleans).

Carolina Golf Team Wins Wolfpack Intercollegiate

The University of North Carolina men's golf team won its second tournament of the year with a seven-stroke victory at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate. Carolina fired a two-under-par 282 in the final round for an eight-over 860 total. After posting a 14-over 298 in the opening round, the Tar Heels grabbed the lead early in the second round and never relinquished it as they went on to fire a four-under 280. Carolina got solid play throughout the lineup over the three rounds.

Freshman Michael McGowan led the Tar Heels in the final round firing a five-under 66. Kevin O'Connell fired an even par 71 while Jack Fields shot 72 and Henry Zaytoun III posted a 73.32

Men's Golf Finishes Third in Wolfpack Intercollegiate

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State men's golf team came away with a third place showing in its own Wolfpack Intercollegiate, played this weekend at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on NC State's Centennial Campus. The Pack finished at 20-over (294-291-287=872), with its best round of the tournament coming in Saturday's final round (3-over, 287).

North Carolina took first place honors, winning by seven strokes after finishing at eight-over (298-280-282). Duke was second at 15-over (296-290-281=867).

 Florida State Finishes Fourth

RALEIGH, N.C. - Seminole junior Brooks Koepka finished in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings and the No. 10 Florida State men's golf team finished in fourth place in the team standings as play in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate came to a close on the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State. Koepka carded a one-under par 70 in the final round to finish to a 217 total and earn his third top-15 individual finish of the spring season.

North Carolina won the team championship with a 17 stroke victory over Duke. The Tar Heels finished first among the nine ACC teams that participated in the event. Florida State finished four strokes out of third place and nine strokes behind the second place Blue Devils. Adam Long of Duke, who shot a 68 in the final round, took home the individual medalist honors.

Bedford Continues Strong Play, Ties For 7th At Wolfpack Intercollegiate

RALEIGH, NC - Sophomore Lee Bedford made five birdies in his round of 3-under 68 on Saturday and he would post his fourth top-10 of the year to lead the Wake Forest men's golf team in the final round of the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.

Bedford finished the tournament tied for 7th at 4-over par after carding rounds of 77-72-68. As a team, the Demon Deacons carded their best round of the weekend, a 4-over 288 and finished 10th at 40-over par.

North Carolina, the 36-hole leader, posted its second-straight under-par round as the Tar Heels carded a 282 on Saturday and finished the event at 8-over par, seven shots better than ACC-foe Duke. Host North Carolina State finished third at 20-over while Florida State (+24) and Purdue (+33) rounded out the top-5.

Cavaliers Finish 11th at Wolfpack Intercollegiate

Raleigh, NC - The No. 20 Virginia men's golf team finished 11th at NC State's Wolfpack Intercollegiate in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday. It marked the first time this year the Cavaliers did not record a top-five finish in nine tournament appearances. North Carolina captured the team title at 8-over 860. Virginia, one of seven ranked squads in the 17-team field, finished at 893. The Cavaliers shot 16-over 300 during Saturday's final round.

Will Collins and Steven Rojas led Virginia by shooting 12-over 225 to tie for 44th overall. Collins had the team's best final round score, shooting 1-over 72. Amory Davis was 48th at 226, Ben Kohles was 51st at 227 and Kyle Stough was 65th at 229.

Terps Finish 14th at Wolfpack

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Maryland men's golf team finished the Wolfpack Intercollegiate in 14th place with an 899 (310-289-300). The Terrapins were just strokes behind their competition in the 17-team field, with 10 strokes separating at least six teams in the middle of the leaderboard.

During Friday all five members of the team improved on their scores from the opening round, helping the Terps post their third lowest round of the season with a 5-over-par team score (289). The Terrapins were 11th after two rounds and had improved a dramatic 11 strokes as a team from the first 18 holes. The improvement was one of the best of the tournament.

The field was one of the most competitive the Terps have competed in so far this season. Of the 17 teams in the tournament eight are ranked in the top 50.

Hokies finishes 15th at NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. - Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of 901 and finished in 15th place in the inaugural Wolfpack Invitational at the new par 71, 7,358-yard Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State in Raleigh, N.C., on NC State's Centennial Campus. Tech shot 295 on Saturday after Friday rounds of 308 and 298.

Junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) led the Hokies with a three-round total of 10-over-par 223 and tied for 35th. He was nine strokes behind medalist Adam Long of Duke, who finished with a total of one-over-par 214.