NEW LONDON, N.C. – Virginia Tech shot a final round six-under-par 282 and finished seventh at the 58th Annual ACC Golf Championship at the par 72, 7,102 yard Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C.
Tech shot 299 on Friday and improved to 293 on Saturday before finishing with a 10-over-par, three round total of 874. The team’s final round 282 was the second-lowest round on Sunday and tied for the fifth-best team round of the championship.
Junior Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) shot a final round five-under-par 67 and finished with a three-round total of one-under-par 215. He tied for 13th place and finished nine strokes behind medalist Paul Haley of Georgia Tech. Redmond’s 67 on Sunday was tied for the low round of the championship.
Senior Garland Green (Tazewell, Virginia) shot a final round four-under-par 68 and finished in a tie for 21st place at 218 and freshman Bryce Chalkley (Richmond, Virginia) tied for 30th place at 222. Sophomore Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Virginia) tied for 33rd place at 223 and senior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Virginia) finished in a tie for 42nd place at 226.
Defending champion Georgia Tech led wire-to-wire and won their third consecutive team title with a three-round total of 33-under-par 831, 20 strokes ahead of runner-up Duke. Clemson finished third at 861, Virginia was fourth at 864, Florida State was fifth at 866 and NC State was sixth at 872, two strokes ahead of the Hokies. North Carolina and Wake Forest finished tied for eighth at 879, Maryland was 10th at 901 and Boston College was 11th at 953. The Yellow Jackets’ total of 831 sets a new ACC record for lowest team score in an ACC Men’s Golf Championship.
The Hokies will now wait until Monday, May 9, to see if they will be selected to compete in the NCAA regionals. Tech will host the NCAA East Regional, May 19-21 at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.
The ACC men’s golf teams donated a variety of books to the Communities in Schools of Montgomery County as part of the 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. Rhonda Lambert, Senior Site Manager of Communities in Schools of Montgomery County, accepted the donation of books in a brief ceremony Thursday, April 21 at the clubhouse of the Old North State Club.
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