Florida State Claims its First ACC Men's Golf Championship
April 20, 2008
FSU head coach Trey Jones was pleased with his team's effort and consistency. "We kept with it. We kept staying with it and staying with it. We didn't take nine holes off, we never lost focus; we stayed in it. I'm proud of our guys."
Tournament play concluded just before dusk after a two hour and 18 minute rain delay that began just before 1 p.m.
Wake Forest's Webb Simpson set the championship record with a 202 in his three rounds, after shooting this year's best round to finish play on Sunday, a six-under 66. North Carolina's Chase MacFarland was second at 207, as one of two players shooting a 67 in the final round. The other was Georgia Tech's David Dragoo who helped ignite the Yellow Jackets' 13-under par performance in the final round.
Duke, co-leader or leader for the first two rounds, finished second at 23-under par. The next three teams were separated by just one stroke each. North Carolina moved up to third at 18-under, while Georgia Tech's strong finish moved them up to fourth from eighth at 17-under. Wake Forest was one more shot back in fifth.
Clemson finished sixth at 10-under and NC State was seventh at six-under. Virginia Tech was even to end in eighth. Virginia, Boston College and Maryland rounded out the field.
Coverage of the event is available on-demand on ACCSelect.com.