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April 20, 2012
NEW LONDON, N.C. (theACC.com) - Georgia Tech captured the first round lead at the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship, being held Friday through Sunday, April 20-22, at The Old North State Club, (Par 72, 7,100 yards), in New London, N.C.
Georgia Tech shot a 270 (-18) team score heading into the second round of the championship. The 270 team score is the second lowest team one-day round total since the current format began in 1980 (low four scores each day comprise the team total). In 2006, Georgia Tech shot a 267 team score in the second round at the Old North State Club.
Ollie Schniederjans (Fr., Powder Springs, Ga.) and Bo Andrews (So., Raleigh, N.C.) are the leading Yellow Jackets with both scoring 6-under 66, one shot off the record.
The ACC course record (65) at Old North State is held by five players, the most recent being Duke’s Adam Long in 2010.
“Obviously, it’s nice to get off to a good start,” commented Georgia Tech head coach Bruce Heppler. “Today we had all five guys play really well and it bodes well for the next two days in that everyone got off to a good start. The golf course is perfect. If you can get a putt on line, it’s probably going to get in. It is absolutely perfect. I am proud of their ability to get ready for this. We’re prepared, so let’s see what the next two days hold,” added Coach Heppler.
Virginia is six strokes back at 12-under 276. The Cavaliers are led by Ben Rusch (So., Weinfelden, Switzerland) and Ben Kohles (Sr., Cary, N.C.), who are tied for fourth place individually at 5-under-par 67.
Florida State is in third place (279, -9) and led by Daniel Berger (Fr., Jupiter, Fla.) who is tied with Georgia Tech’s Schniederjans and Andrews with a 6-under 66.
Wake Forest’s Lee Bedford (Sr., Cary, N.C.) is tied for fourth at 5-under 67 with Virginia’s Rusch and Kohles.
North Carolina grabbed fourth place with a 6-under 282. Wake Forest is in fifth at 3-under 285. Tied for sixth are Maryland and Clemson at 1-under 287. Virginia Tech is in eighth place at even par 288, Duke is ninth at 289, NC State is 10th at 291 and Boston College is 11th at 305.
Live scoring, daily results and complete championship information will be available at http://bit.ly/2012ACCMGolf. Live web streaming will be available for free on Saturday, April 21 (1:30pm to conclusion of play) and Sunday, April 22 (1:30pm to conclusion of play) on the ACC.com.
Attached are the second round pairings for Saturday, April 21. Tee times Saturday will start at 8:30am. The first group will include Boston College and NC State with a start time of 8:30am. The second wave of Duke, Virginia Tech and Clemson begins at 9:10am. The third wave of Maryland, Wake Forest and North Carolina will begin at 10:10am and the fourth and final wave of Florida State, Virginia and Georgia Tech begin play at 11:10am.
The championship is free and open to the public.