UVa Tied for Second Entering Final Round of ACC Championships
April 25, 2015
New London, N.C. – The No. 28 Virginia men’s golf team is tied for second place entering Sunday’s final round of competition at the ACC Championships at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. The Cavaliers, No. 37 Clemson and top-ranked Florida State all finished Saturday’s second round at 12-under 564. That group trails 11th-ranked Georgia Tech by a single stroke.
Virginia shot 7-under 281 during Saturday’s rainy conditions, tying for the second-best score of the day with Virginia Tech. The Yellow Jackets grabbed the 36-hole lead on the strength of a 9-under 279 performance.
Tied for sixth, senior All-American Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) leads the Virginia contingent. He shot 2-under 70 during the second round for a 36-hold total of 5-under 139. McCarthy opened his round hot, posting four birdies and one bogey over his first six holes. A double-bogey on the par-4, 13th hole moved him back to one-under before he executed a perfect chip to within six inches of the cup on No. 18 to post a birdie and finish at 2-under.
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.
Classmate Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) is two shots behind McCarthy on the leaderboard in ninth place. Park shot 70 for the second consecutive day, posting four birdies and two bogeys during his round.
Kyle Kochevar (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) recorded UVa’s best round, shooting 3-under 69. That figures as his best single-round collegiate score against par. Kochevar’s day was highlighted by a rare par-4 eagle on the 389-yard 13th hole. He ended the round in 12th place at 3-under 141.
Derek Bark (New Hartford, N.Y.) slipped back to 27th place with a 2-over 74 that gave him a two-day total of 146. Freshman Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) rebounded from an opening round 83 to shoot 72 and be a counter during the second round. He’s in 54th place at 155.
Virginia Tech’s Trevor Cone shot 6-under 66 to grab the lead in stroke play at 10-under 134, just two shots ahead of Georgia Tech’s Anders Albertson.
Sunday’s final round of play starts at 8:30 a.m. from the first and 10th tees. UVa will be paired with Virginia Tech and North Carolina. That trio gets underway at 8:30 a.m. from the first tee. ESPN3 will broadcast coverage from 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
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Old North State Club
New London, NC
Par-72, 7,102 yards
Second Round Results
Team Results 1. Georgia Tech 284-279-563 2. Clemson 281-283-564 2. Florida State 282-282-564 2. Virginia 283-281-564 5. Virginia Tech 284-281-565 6. North Carolina 293-282-575 7. Louisville 290-288-578 8. Wake Forest 299-285-584 9. NC State 303-289-59210. Duke 297-299-59611. Notre Dame 303-305-60812. Boston College 303-311-614
Individual Leaders1. Trevor Cone, Virginia Tech 68-66-1342. Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech 67-69-1363. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 71-67-1383. Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Louisville 69-69-1383. Jack Maguire, Florida State 72-66-1386. Henry Do, North Carolina 70-69-1396. Billy Kennerly, Clemson 73-66-1396. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 69-70-139
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