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April 16, 2004

NEW LONDON, N.C. – The Virginia men’s golf team shot a 295 in the first round of action at the 2004 ACC Championship on Friday.

North Carolina, ranked 31st nationally, shot a seven-under 281 to pace the field of nine conference schools. No. 20 Wake Forest follows by two strokes with a five-under 283, while defending national champion and No. 2 ranked Clemson is third with a four-under 284. The Cavaliers are tied with Florida State for seventh place.

Wake Forest’s Bill Haas leads the field of 45 golfers with a five-under 67. Duke’s Ryan Blaum and Carolina’s Martin Ureta follow by one stroke with a four-under 68 each.

Sophomore Eamonn McLoughlin (Amityville, N.Y.) and junior Kevin O’Connell (Potomac, Md.) pace UVa with an even 72 each to tie for 14th. Freshman Daniel McGurk (Woodlands, Texas) follows by one stroke with a 73 (+1) to tie for 19th. Sophomore Brad Tilley (Chappaqua, N.Y.) shot a 78 (+6), while senior Jeremy Luce (Austin, Texas) rounded out the scoring with a 80 (+8).

Th second round of the ACC Championship tees off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C.

Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point
7,100 yards, Par 72
New London, N.C.
First Day Results

1.	North Carolina	    	281 (-7)2.  	Wake Forest             283 (-5)3.	Clemson	    	    	284 (-4)4. 	Duke            	287 (-1)5.  	NC State            	288 (E)6.	Georgia Tech 	    	290 (+2)7.	Florida State	    	295 (+7) 	Virginia            	295 (+7)9.  	Maryland         	297 (+9)

TOP INDIVIDUALS1. Bill Haas, WF 67 (-5)2. Ryan Blaum, DU 68 (-4) Martin Ureta, NC 68 (-4)4. Jack Ferguson, CU 69 (-3) Stephen Lewton, ST 69 (-3)

VIRGINIA PLAYERSt14. Eamonn McLoughlin 72 (E)t14. Kevin O’Connell 72 (E)t19. Daniel McGurk 73 (+1)44. Brad Tilley 78 (+6)45. Jeremy Luce 80 (+8)

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