Clemson Captures 2004 ACC Men's Golf Championship
April 18, 2004
NEW LONDON, N.C. -- Clemson captured the team title of the 51st annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship with a 27-under 837 total after carding a 278 on the third day. This was the Tigers' second consecutive title and ninth overall. Wake Forest was the runner up at 19-under 845 while Georgia Tech, who fired the day's low round of 274, finished third at 16-under 848, NC State finished fourth with a 10-under 854 total and North Carolina finished fifth with an eight-under 856.
Duke finished in sixth place at 857, Florida State finished seventh at 875 while Virginia finished eighth at 882 and Maryland ninth with a 905 total.
Wake Forest freshman Sean Moore captured the individual title with an 11-under 205 total after firing rounds 70-67-68. He and Clemson's Jack Ferguson were tied going into the 18th hole where Ferguson carded a par five and Moore posted a birdie to clinch the win in regulation. Moore was the first freshman to win the conference championship since Duke's Matt Krauss won it in 1999 and the first Wake Forest freshman to win since Tim Straub in 1989.
"It's like a dream come true just to be even playing in this thing," said Moore.
Clemson head coach Larry Penley will thrilled with the team title saying that's what they come here to do, but was also pleased with Ferguson's race for the individual title.
"I guess it was a match play type of thing," said Penley. "I just wanted Jack to turn it loose and try to win the thing since we had the team title wrapped up. It just didn't work out for him."
Clemson's Matt Hendrix and Georgia Tech's Nicholas Thompson were tied for third place individually at eight-under 208 while Bill Haas of Wake Forest finished fifth at 209 and Stephen Poole of Clemson finished sixth at 210. Carolina's Dustin Bray and NC State's Garry Hill tied for seventh at five-under 211.
The 54-hole event was played at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point which featured a demanding par 72, 7,102-yard layout.