Georgia Tech Leads After Day One of the 2009 ACC Men's Golf Championship
April 17, 2009
NEW LONDON, N.C. – Georgia Tech posted a seven-under-par 281 to lead all teams after the first round of the 2009 ACC Men's Golf Championship played at the Old North State Club at Uwharrrie Point on Friday. The Yellow Jackets jumped ahead of NC State after senior Cameron Tringale nailed an eagle on the 18th hole to wrap up the first day’s activities for all players.
Runner up NC State finished six-under-par (282), while Clemson and Florida State posted scores of 286 and 287, respectively, for third and fourth places.
Virginia Tech's Drew Weaver tallied a 33 on the front nine en route to his score of 67, which tied Tringale, who tabbed five birdies, three pars and one eagle on the back nine. The score of 67 paces all 55 ACC players in the three-day competition. In all, 16 individuals and only four teams finished under par.
"I have to look at it as nothing more than a good start," said Weaver, who is from nearby High Point, N.C. "I know it is out there for the taking and after starting off with a good mindset, I played one of the best rounds of golf that I've played in a while. I've had a tough time getting off to a good start lately, so it will be nice to not have to start off tomorrow and fight my way back."
Five players posted an eagle in the opening round. NC State's Matt Hill opened his round with an eagle on the first hole, while Maryland's Brendan Tracy, Duke's Adam Long and Tringale all scored eagles on the 18th hole. Clark Klaasen of Duke also tallied an eagle on the fourth hole. Hill finished day one's action just one stroke behind the pair of ACC leaders (68).
Maryland and Virginia Tech tied for fifth after the first round with team scores of 289 (plus-one). North Carolina and Duke tied for seventh after the squads finished two-over-par (290). Virginia finished ninth (291), while Wake Forest finished 10th (295) and Boston College finished 11th (311).
The 54-hole event continues through Sunday at the Old North State Club, which features a par 72, 7,102-yard layout. This year marks the eighth consecutive year and 13th overall that the ACC Men's Golf Championship has been held at the Old North State Club.
The public is invited to come out and watch some of the best teams in college golf. Tee times for this year's championship begin at 8:30 a.m. each morning. Saturday and Sunday rounds will also be featured on ACC Select, beginning at 2:00 p.m. each day. Live scoring will also be available on TheACC.com.