Georgia Tech Increases Lead After Round Two Of ACC Championship

April 24, 2010


GREENSBORO, N.C. ( - Georgia Tech continues to lead at the 2010 ACC Men’s Golf Championship after the second round at The Old North State Club, (Par 72, 7,102 yards), in New London, N.C.

Georgia Tech shot a 12-under-par 276 in the second round and is in first place with a 21-under-par 555 two-day score. Four of Georgia Tech’s five players are in the Top 20 individually and are led by senior Chesson Hadley (Raleigh, N.C.), who is tied with NC State junior Matt Hill (Brights Grove, Ontario) for the individual lead, with a nine-under-par 135 total for the two days.

“I think they (the players) just got off to a pretty good start again and they just kept playing and playing and playing. We played the last hole well again -­ four birdies out of the counters (four out of five players are counted). On this golf course, if you can get off to a good start on holes #1 and #18, that’s a big part of the round. I’m proud of them -­ everybody helped, everybody has contributed so far so we’ll just look to see what we can do tomorrow,” said head coach Bruce Heppler.

After being tied in the first round with Wake Forest, Duke is in sole position of second place with a 14-under-par 562. Wake Forest is close behind in third place with a 13-under par 563 score. Virginia shot an eight-under-par 280 in the second round to claim fourth place with a 10-under-par 566 two-day score. Clemson shot a three-under par 285 on Saturday to place fifth with a total score of seven-under-par 569. Virginia Tech (576) is even-par and in sixth place. Florida State, NC State and Maryland are all tied for seventh place with a total score of three-over-par 579. North Carolina (581) is at five-over-par in 10th place while Boston College (596) is in 11th place.

After leading the first day, Duke senior Adam Long (St. Louis, Mo.), shot a one-under par 71 to grab third place individually with a two-day total eight-under-par 136.

Georgia Tech sophomore James White (Acworth, Ga.) had his first-career hole-in-one on the par 3, 14th hole and finished with a one-over par 73. Third round pairings will start at 8:30 am with the group of Boston College and North Carolina. The second wave, which includes Maryland, Florida State and NC State will start at 9:10 am. The third wave, which includes Virginia Tech, Clemson and Virginia will start at 10:10 am and the final grouping of Wake Forest, Duke and Georgia Tech will start at 11:10 am.

Attached are Saturday’s final round results and the final round pairings for Sunday, April 25. Live webstreaming will be available for free on Sunday, April 25 (2pm to conclusion of play)-on Go to the ACC website: for complete details.

The championship is free and open to the public. This year marks the ninth consecutive time and 14th overall year that the ACC Men’s Golf Championship has been held at the Old North State Club.