Cavalier Golfers Ready For ACC Championships
Charlottesville, VA – The 20th-ranked Virginia men’s golf team will play in the 59th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championships April 20-22 at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C. This marks the 11th consecutive year the tournament has been contested at the Old North State Club. The 54-hole event will start at 8:30 a.m. each morning.
Virginia is paired with Maryland and Duke during Friday’s opening round. Those teams are set to tee off at 9:10 a.m. Virginia’s lineup includes Ben Kohles, Bruce Woodall, Ben Rusch, Denny McCarthy and Ji Soo Park. Kohles leads the Cavaliers with a 71.19 stroke average while McCarthy is second at 72.44.
Last year the Cavaliers placed fourth at the ACC Championships with a team score of 864. Georgia Tech won the team title for the third consecutive season. Kohles led Virginia with an eighth-place finish at 3-under 213.
A total of five conference teams enter this weekend’s championship ranked in the top-25 of the latest Golfstat standings. Georgia Tech tops that list in 11th place while Duke is 17th, UVa is No. 20, Clemson is No. 21 and Florida State is ranked No. 24.
Wake Forest has won the tournament 18 times, the most of any ACC school. Virginia has never won the event but was the runner-up in 1958, 1996 and 2010. Pete Arend became the only Cavalier to win the individual title at the 1955 championship.
Live scoring of the tournament will be on Golfstat.com.
TheACC.com will broadcast a free webcast of the championship with coverage starting at 1:30 p.m. during Saturday and Sunday’s rounds.