First-Round Action Begins Friday in ACC Men's Golf Championship

April 19, 2012

NEW LONDON, NC - Georgia Tech will begin its quest to defend its 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference men’s golf title tomorrow on the first day of action at the 2012 ACC 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.

In 2011, Georgia Tech claimed its third-straight ACC Championship.

Tee times will start each day at 8:30am. For Friday’s first round pairings, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest will be in the first group starting at 8:30am. The second wave includes Maryland, Virginia and Duke and will start at 9:10am. The third wave will consist of Clemson, NC State and Georgia Tech with a 10:10am start. The final group will start at 11:10am which includes Florida State, Boston College and North Carolina.

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 first round pairings for Friday, April 20. Tee times for each day will begin at 8:30am.

The championship is free and open to the public.

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: Old North State Club (New London, NC) will again be the site of the ACC Men’s Golf Championship…this will be the 16th time Old North State has hosted, and the 11th consecutive time…In 2011, Georgia Tech claimed its third consecutive ACC Championship with a record team low score of 33-under par 831…. Georgia Tech’s Paul Haley claimed medalist honors with a 10-under-par 206…. Florida State claimed it first ACC Championship in 2008…Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech tied for the 2007 championship, marking the second consecutive year that the ACC produced co-champions - the 2006 championship tie was represented by North Carolina and Georgia Tech…2007 was Virginia Tech’s first ACC Men’s Golf Championship…Duke captured the 2005 ACC Title, its first since 1966… Clemson captured back to back titles in 2003 & 2004… Maryland claimed co-champion honors in 1964, while NC State was a co-champion in 1990… Virginia placed second in 2010 and 1996 and tied for second in 1958 with North Carolina… Boston College’s low individual scorer for the ACC Championship was Bob Reed who tied for 15th individually in 2007… Wake Forest boasts the most league titles with 18…In the first ACC Championship held in 1954 at Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, Duke earned team honors while Wake Forest’s Arnold Palmer captured individual honors.

NOTEWORTHY: The ACC, on behalf of our men’s golf teams, will donate a variety of books to the Communities in Schools of Montgomery County as part of the ACC Community Connections initiative. The Atlantic Coast Conference instituted an initiative known as ACC Community Connections, which pairs ACC teams and local schools to teach the importance of reading and other life lessons to the children in our championship communities. Natalie Eddins with Communities and Schools of Montgomery County, accepted the donation of books in a brief ceremony Thursday at the clubhouse.