April 25, 2010
Hokies finish eighth at ACC Championship
Bailey ties for sixth individually
NEW LONDON, N.C. -- The Virginia Tech golf team shot a three-day total of five-over-par 869 and finished in eighth place at the 57th annual ACC Men’s Golf Championship at the par-72, 7,102-yard Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C. on Sunday afternoon. The Hokies shot five-over-par 293 on Sunday, following scores of 290 and 286 in the first two rounds.
Junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) shot a two-under-par 70 on Sunday and tied for sixth place at five-under-par 211, five strokes behind 2010 medalist, Georgia Tech’s Chesson Hadley.
Freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) tied for 23rd in his first ACC Championship. He shot a three-round total of 218 and junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) tied for 27th at 219. Sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Tex.) tied for 36th at 223 and junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) was 53rd at 234.
Defending champion Georgia Tech led following all three rounds and claimed its second consecutive ACC title with a three-round total of 23-under-par 841, 13 strokes ahead of runner-up Virginia. Duke and Wake Forest tied for third at 855 and Florida State was fifth at 861. Clemson was sixth at 862 and NC State was seventh at 866, three strokes ahead of the Hokies. Maryland and North Carolina tied for ninth at 878 and Boston College was 11th at 912.
The Hokies will now wait until early May to learn if they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals.
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