Virginia Finishes Fourth at ACC Men's Golf Championships
April 26, 2015
New London, N.C. – The 28th-ranked Virginia men’s golf team finished fourth at the ACC Championships held at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 289 during Sunday’s final round for a 54-hole total of 11-under 853. Georgia Tech won the tournament, defeating No. 37 Clemson in a two-hole playoff after both teams finished at 19-under 845. Top-ranked Florida State was third at 846.
The win was the 11th-ranked Yellow Jackets’ sixth ACC title in the last seven years.
By finishing fourth, two places ahead of in-state rival Virginia Tech (856), the Cavaliers clinched the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash rivalry series between the two schools. The win gives UVa a 12-7 advantage in the series with just men’s and women’s outdoor track and field and the fan point to be decided in the competition.
The Cavaliers were led by senior All-American Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.), who shot 2-under 70 for the second consecutive round to finish seventh at 7-under 209. It marked the third time McCarthy has posted a top-10 finish at the ACC Championships. He was the runner-up in 2014 and placed fourth in 2012. He shot 209 in all three of his top-10 finishes.
UVa senior Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) was 14th at 2-under 214 while junior Kyle Kochevar (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) placed 20th at 1-under 215. Sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) was 25th at 1-over 217 and freshman Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) finished 52nd at 230.
Park and Kochevar both shot 2-over 74 during Sunday’s round while Walker shot 75 and Bard posted a 71, his best 18-hole score of the tournament.
Park’s finish was his best in four appearances at the ACC Championships while Bard improved on his 43rd-place performance last season.
Louisville’s Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Georgia Tech’s Anders Albertson and Virginia Tech’s Trevor Cone tied for medalist honors at 11-under 205.
The NCAA selection announcements for the six regional sites for this year’s men’s golf championship will take place on May 4. The Cavaliers will be looking to make their eight consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships.
Old North State Club
New London, NC
Par-72, 7,102 yards
Team Results 1. Georgia Tech* 284-279-282-845 2. Clemson 281-283-281-845 3. Florida State 282-282-282-846 4. Virginia 283-281-289-853 5. North Carolina 293-282-279-854 6. Virginia Tech 284-281-291-856 7. Louisville 290-288-288-866 8. Wake Forest 299-285-285-869 9. NC State 303-289-292-88410. Duke 297-299-290-88611. Notre Dame 303-305-303-91112. Boston College 303-311-299-913* Won two-hole playoff for title
Individual Leaders1. Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Louisville 69-69-67-2051. Trevor Cone, Virginia Tech 68-66-71-2051. Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech 67-69-69-2054. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 71-67-69-2075. Henry Do, North Carolina 70-69-69-2085. Jack Maguire, Florida State 72-66-69-2087. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 69-70-70-2097. Billy Kennerly, Clemson 73-66-70-209
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