April 12, 2011
GREENSBORO, NC - Wake Forest will begin its quest to defend its 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference women’s golf title tomorrow in the first day of action of the 2011 ACC Women’s Golf Championship, held Friday through Sunday, April 15-17, at Sedgefield Country Club, (Par 71, 6,185 yards), in Greensboro, N.C.
NC State, Miami and Boston College will be in the first group which starts at 8:30am. The second wave of Florida State, North Carolina and Maryland will start at 9:20am and the final group will include Wake Forest, Virginia and Duke with a scheduled tee time start of 10:10am.
Live scoring will be available on http://www.theacc.com/championships/11-womens-golf-livestats.html
Attached are the first round pairings for Friday, April 15. Tee times for Friday and Saturday will start at 8:30am. Sunday’s tee times will begin at 8:00am. The championship is free and open to the public.
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES:
- Wake Forest will be out to defend its title after a four-stroke victory over Virginia in 2010
- Duke won the championship from 1996 through 2008
- Duke boasts the most league titles with sixteen, followed by Wake Forest with five and North Carolina with one
- Virginia’s second place finish in 2010 marked the third time since 2006 the Cavaliers have placed second at the championship
- Maryland placed fourth in 2006, its highest finish ever in the ACC Championship
- Florida State has placed second as a team three times in the history of the championship
- Florida State’s first-year coach Amy Bond was a four-year letterwinner (1996-99) and an assistant coach for the Seminoles (2003-06)
- NC State’s Head Coach Page Marsh finished third individually as a player for the University of North Carolina in the first ACC Championship played in 1984
- Patti Rizzo, Miami’s first-year coach was a 1981 collegiate All-American at Miami
- Boston College will be competing in its sixth straight golf championship as an ACC member
- Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. will be the host for the third straight time for this year’s ACC Championship
The ACC, on behalf of our women’s golf teams, will donate a variety of children’s books to Millis Road Elementary School in Greensboro, N.C. as part of ACC Community Connections initiative. This year the Atlantic Coast Conference instituted an initiative known as ACC Community Connections, which pairs ACC teams and local schools to teach the importance of reading and other life lessons to the children in our championship communities. Russell Harper, Principal of Millis Road, will accept the donation of books in a brief ceremony Sunday, at the 18th green, just before the championship trophy presentation.