Georgia Tech Extends Lead to Five Strokes After Day Two of the 2009 ACC Men's Golf Championship
April 18, 2009
NEW LONDON, N.C. – Georgia Tech extended its team lead on Saturday afternoon after posting a four-under par 284 to take a five-stroke lead over Clemson through the second round of the 2009 ACC Men's Golf Championship being played at the Old North State Club at Uwharrrie Point. The Yellow Jackets are currently 11-under par (565), just ahead of the Tigers, who own a team score of 570.
Wake Forest (572) made an impressive second-round comeback as the Demon Deacons, which were seven-over par and 10th place going into Saturday’s competition, tallied an 11-under par second-round showing.
Wake, led by Lee Bedford and Daniel Meggs, will enter the final day of the championship in a tie for third place with NC State (572). The Wolfpack, who fell one position, scored a two-over par 290 for the day.
NC State’s Matt Hill and Georgia Tech’s Cameron Tringale lead all ACC players after the second round. Both players are at eight-under par 136 through the two days of action as Hill scored a 68 on day two and Tringale posted a 69.
“I felt like I hit really well today,” said Hill. “I thought the course set up really well today. The greens were firm, but other than that, the scoring conditions were really good. It was hard to get it close, but it set up pretty good. The greens were rolling really well. Now, I just need to relax tonight and not think about very much.”
“We just need to stay focused on our own thing and have some fun,” said Tringale, who remained atop the leader board after Saturday. “It was a pretty solid round. I didn’t do anything great. I hit the fairway, I hit the green, the putts didn’t go in the way I was hoping they would, but I didn’t really do anything to hurt myself. So it was a pretty solid round, all around.”
Virginia’s Will Collins nailed the best performance of the day with a score of 66, bettering his day one’s showing by 17-strokes.
Duke jumped two positions and stands in fifth place (574) after Saturday’s score of four-under par, while Virginia Tech fell to sixth place with a one-under par showing and own a score of 576.
North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia are tied for seventh place with team tallies of 579 after the second round, while Florida State (584) and Boston College (609) wrap up the ACC Men’s Golf standings.
The 54-hole event concludes on 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. Sunday round is scheduled to be featured on ACC Select, beginning at 2 p.m. Live scoring will also be available on TheACC.com.