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April 24, 2015

New London, N.C. – The No. 28 Virginia men’s golf team is in third place after the opening round of the ACC Championships at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. The Cavaliers opened play at the 54-hole tournament by shooting 5-under 283. Clemson leads the field at 7-under 281 followed by top-ranked Florida State at 282. Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are tied for fourth at 284.

Senior All-American Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) led the Cavaliers on Friday, shooting 3-under 69 to stand in a tie for fourth place. He trails tournament leader Anders Albertson of Georgia Tech by two shots. After posting bogeys on two of his first four holes, McCarthy settled down and finished his round with five birdies and nine pars. He played the back nine at 3-under 33.

McCarthy was the runner-up at last year’s tournament, finishing at 7-under 209. He posted a fourth-place finish in 2012, also shooting 209.

Senior Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) finished the opening round in ninth place at 2-under 70, equaling his low round in his fourth appearance at the tournament.

UVa’s Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) and Kyle Kochevar (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) both shot even par 72 and are tied for 16th while freshman Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) shot 83 and is in 58th position.

The tournament continues Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. UVa will be paired with Clemson and Florida State during the second round and will tee off starting at 11:30 a.m. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.

ESPN3 will broadcast coverage from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday and 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Commonwealth Clash
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ACC Championships
Old North State Club
New London, NC
Par-72, 7,102 yards
First Round Results

Team Results  1. Clemson          281 2. Florida State    282 3. Virginia         283 4. Georgia Tech     284 4. Virginia Tech    284 6. Louisville       290 7. North Carolina   293 8. Duke             297 9. Wake Forest      29910. Notre Dame       30310. NC State         30310. Boston College   303
Individual Leaders1. Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech 672. Trevor Cone, Virginia Tech 682. Hank Lebioda, Florida State 684. Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Louisville 694. Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech 694. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 694. Miller Capps, Clemson 694. Will Zalatoris, Wake Forest 69
Virginia Results 4. Denny McCarthy 69 9. Ji Soo Park 7016. Derek Bard 7216. Kyle Kochevar 7258. Danny Walker 83="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>
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