Duke And Georgia Tech Tied Going Into The Final Round Of ACC Men's Golf Championship
April 16, 2005
New London, N.C. - Duke and Georgia Tech are tied for the lead at seven-over-par 583 after the second round of the ACC Men's Golf Championship at the Old North State Club. Duke fired a two-over 290 in Saturday's second round while the Yellow Jackets carded a three-over 291. NC State and Clemson both posted second-round scores of five-over 293. NC State stands in third place with a 592 total while the Tigers are one shot back in fourth place at 593.
Ryan Blaum of Duke fired a one-under 71 in the second round, the only sub-par round of the day, and held on to his first-round individual lead with a five-under 139 total as players once again battled gusting winds. Georgia Tech's Roberto Castro and Clemson's Jack Ferguson are four strokes back in a tie for second place with one-under 143 totals. Brad Tilley of Virginia is in fourth place at even par 144 and Duke's Nathan Smith is in fifth place with a 145 total. Two players are deadlocked in sixth place with 146 totals - NC State's Jerry Richardson and Georgia Tech's Chan Song.
The Virginia Cavaliers are in fifth place with a 602 total while Florida State is one shot back at 603 in sixth place, Wake Forest is seventh at 605, Maryland is eighth at 618, North Carolina is ninth at 619 and Virginia Tech is 10th with a 623 total.
The final round of the 54-hole event will be played Sunday at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.