Georgia Tech Leads After First Round Of The ACC Men's Golf Championship
April 21, 2006
NEW LONDON, N.C.-- Georgia Tech fired a 12-under-par 276 and holds a two-stroke advantage over North Carolina after the first round of the ACC Men's Golf Championship. Scoring conditions were superb at the par 72, 7,102-yard layout at the Old North State Club as the expected rains never occurred and winds were minimal.
"With the weather the way it was and the condition of the golf course, there can be some low scores shot here," says Yellow Jacket Head Coach Bruce Heppler. "There will be a whole lot more birdies before the tournament is over. There are several teams that are capable of shooting low scores."
Georgia Tech senior Michael Barbosa fired a seven-under 65 to set the ACC Championship single round record at the Old North State Club. The tournament record is a 63 scored by Clemson's Brad Clark at the 1985 championship at the Bryan Park Golf Club in Greensboro, N.C. Barbosa's round included two eagles on holes #1 and #18.
Matthew Savage of Florida State trails Barbosa by two shots after firing a five-under 67 and is in second place. Four players are tied for third place at four-under 68 - North Carolina's Martin Ureta and Robert Riesen, Clemson's Brian Duncan and Maryland's John Eades.
In the team race, NC State and Maryland are tied for third place at four-under 284. Clemson and Florida State are one stroke back in a tie for fifth place at 285 while Duke is seventh at 287, Virginia Tech is eighth at 291, Wake Forest is ninth at 292, Virginia is 10th at 293 and Boston College is 11th at 314.
The 54-hole event continues through Sunday at the Old North State Club. Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. each day and the public is invited to attend. Admission is free.