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April 13, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s golf team will participate in the 52nd Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship on Friday, April 15 at 8:30 a.m. Play continues on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 at 8:30 a.m. The field of 10 teams will play 18 holes each day at the par 72 and 7,100-yard Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C.

Participating Teams (10): No. 27 Clemson, No. 9 Duke, No. 67 Florida State, No. 3 Georgia Tech, Maryland, No. 37 North Carolina, No. 81 NC State, No. 51 Virginia, No. 91 Virginia Tech, and No. 14 Wake Forest.

Tournament History: Clemson captured its second straight ACC Championship in 2004 with a 27-under 837. Wake Forest’s Sean Moore took home medalist honors with an 11-under 205. The Cavaliers finished eighth with a 882 (+18), led by Kevin O’Connell’s 219 (+3) to tie for 25th overall.

Virginia’s ACC Championship History: Since the first ACC Championship in 1954, Virginia has had one individual champion- Pete Arend in 1955- and three runners-up- Pete Arend in 1954, Glenn Mitchell in 1958, and Curt Coulter in 1988. As a team, the Cavaliers finished second in 1996, their best finish since tying for second in 1958.

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