Five of the eleven ACC men’s golf teams competed in the Brickyard Collegiate Championship, October 8-10, at the Brickyard, Macon, Ga. Florida State and Georgia Tech finished third and fourth respectively. Clemson, Virginia Tech and Boston College finished seventh, eighth and 15th respectively. Individually, Florida State’s Brooks Koepka (junior, Wellington, Fla.) was the top ACC finisher with a five-under par 211 and tied for third place. Virginia Tech’s Marshall Bailey (senior, Fincastle, Va.), and Georgia Tech’s Kyle Scott (senior, Johannesburg, South Africa) tied for fifth place individually with a four-under par 212.
The Duke men’s golf team hosted the first annual Rod Myers Invitational, October 10-11, at the Duke University Golf Club, Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils have hosted a home event for each of the past 37 years. Duke’s annual home tournament has been rebranded and renamed as the Rod Myers Invitational in 2010. Rod Myers, a mainstay of the Duke athletic department for over three decades, was a 34-year mentor of the Duke men’s golf program and a very respected member of the golf community prior to losing his life on March 30, 2007, after a battle with an acute form of leukemia.
NC State freshman, Albin Choi (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) chalked up his second individual title in the last six days with a one-stroke win at the Rod Myers Invitational (211, -5). Choi led his team to a second-place finish (856, -8). Choi was also the individual medalist at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate last week. Duke finished fifth out of a twelve member team competition.
Maryland’s John Popeck (junior, Washington, Pa.) tied for medalist honors (207, -9), at the Firestone Invitational played October 10-12, 2010, at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Popeck led the Terps to a sixth place team finish (874, +10).