Duke Grabs First Round Lead At ACC Men's Golf Championship
April 15, 2005
New London, N.C. - Duke University men's golf team fired a four-over-par 292 to grab the first-round lead at the ACC Men's Golf Championship at the Old North State Club. Georgia Tech is just one stroke back with a 293 total while Florida State is third at 297 and NC State and Virginia are deadlocked in fourth place at 299.
Ryan Blaum of Duke fired a four-under 68 and leads all individuals. Blaum's 68 was one of only five sub-par scores as players fought gusting winds and chilly conditions all day. Brad Tilley of Virginia is just two shots behind Blaum after firing a two-under 70. Three players are tied for third place at one-under 71 - Georgia Tech's Roberto Caastro, Maryland's Tully Coyle and Clemson's Jack Ferguson. Rusty Mosley of Florida State is alone in sixth place at even par 72 while five players are tied for seventh with a 73 - Clemson's Brent Delahoussaye, Maryland's John Eades, Virginia's Kevin O'Connell, NC State's Jerry Richardson and Duke's Nathan Smith.
The Clemson Tigers are in sixth place in the team race after posting a 300 total while Wake Forest and Maryland are tied for seventh at 302, Virginia Tech is ninth at 308 and North Carolina is 10th with a 314 total.
The 54-hole event continues through Sunday at the Old North State Club. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.