Georgia Tech Surges to Take the Lead Through Two Rounds at the 2007 ACC Men's Golf Championship
April 21, 2007
NEW LONDON, N.C. - Georgia Tech fired a five-under-par 283 for a six-under 570 total to grab the lead after the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Championship played at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point. The Yellow Jackets hold a slim two-stroke lead over Duke who stands at four-under 572 after carding a two-under 286 in the second round.
North Carolina senior Martin Ureta fired a two-under 70 in the second round for a five-under 139 total to lead all individuals. Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech and Kyle Stanley of Clemson are one shot back in second place. Tringale fired a four-under 68 on Saturday, the low round of day, while Stanley shot even-par 72.
Nick MacDonald of Virginia Tech and Roberto Castro of Georgia Tech are deadlocked in third place at three-under 141 while four players are tied for sixth place - North Carolina's David Holzworth, Boston College's Bob Reed and Duke's Clark Klaasen and Michael Schachner.
Clemson is in third place of the team standings, just three strokes off the pace, at three-under 573 after carding an even par 288 in the second round. North Carolina and Virginia Tech are tied for fourth place at one-under 575. Florida State is in sixth place at eight-over 584 while Virginia and Wake Forest are tied for seventh with 585 totals, NC State is ninth at 590, Maryland is in 10th place at 603 and Boston College is 11th at 617.
"They made it (the golf course) a little more challenging because the conditions are absolutely perfect," said Georgia Tech head coach Bruce Heppler. "That was a good round by Cameron (Tringale) after yesterday, I know he was a little frustrated. Taylor Hall hung in there all day, then made an eagle on 18 which saved us a couple of shots. Roberto (Castro) is disappointed with an even-par round, but we've got everybody in the top 25, which bodes well for tomorrow. Everyone is playing well and we'll see what happens."
The teams and coaches wore Duke blue ribbons in memory of the late Duke head coach Rod Myers, who passed away on March 30, 2007. They also wore black wrist bands in observance of the tragic events that took place at Virginia Tech earlier in the week.
The final round of the 54-hole event will be played Sunday at the Old North State Club which features a par 72, 7,102-yard layout. Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. and the public is invited to come out and watch some of the best teams in college golf.