Hokies Fall to 10th at ACC Championship
MacDonald tied for 21st individually
April 16, 2005 NEW LONDON, N.C. - Virginia Tech has a two-round total of 623 and is in 10th place at the 2005 ACC Men's Golf Championship at the 7,102-yard, par-72 Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C. Freshman Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) is tied for 21st place after shooting 76 in each of the first two rounds for a 152 total. Ryan Blaum of Duke leads the event with a five-under-par 139, four strokes better than Roberto Castro of Georgia Tech and Jack Ferguson of Clemson. Blaum shot the only sub-par round of the day, a one-under-par 71. Sophomore Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) is tied for 28th at 154 and redshirt senior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) is tied for 38th place at 157. Junior Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) is tied for 43rd at 161 and freshman Chad Fultz (Staunton, Va.) is tied for 49th at 165. Duke and Georgia Tech are tied at 583, nine strokes better than NC State and 10 strokes better than defending champion, Clemson. Virginia is fifth at 602, Florida State is sixth at 603 and Wake Forest is seventh at 605. Maryland, which shot the high round of the day at 316, is in eighth place at 618, one stroke better than North Carolina and five strokes better than the Hokies. The Hokies entered the day in ninth place, but shot a 315 and fell into 10th place. The 10-team, 54-hole event will concluded with the final 18-hole round on Sunday. The winner of the event receives an automatic berth into one of three NCAA Regionals in May.
RESULTS 1. Duke 292 291= 583 Georgia Tech 293 290= 583 3. NC State 299 293= 592 4. Clemson 300 293= 593 5. Virginia 299 303= 602 6. Florida State 297 306= 603 7. Wake Forest 302 303= 605 8. Maryland 302 316= 618 9. North Carolina 314 305= 619 10. VIRGINA TECH 308 315= 623