April 21, 2017

Clinton, S.C. – The No. 17 Virginia men’s golf team is tied for 10th place after the opening round at the 64th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. The 54-hole event is being held at the Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C.

No. 21 Duke grabbed the early lead by shooting 11-under 277 while No. 27 Florida State is second at 278.

UVA was led by the senior duo of Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) and Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.). Stanger finished the first round in 12th place at 2-under 70. Bard is one shot behind him in 15th position. Stanger’s score equaled his low round at the ACCs that he posted last season.

Cavalier freshman Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) is in 41st place at 76 while junior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) and sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) are tied for 53rd at 79.

Clemson’s Bryson Nimmer grabbed the early lead for the stroke play title, shooting 6-under 66.

Due to a forecast of inclement weather on Sunday, the ACC announced the tournament format will now feature 36 holes of play on Saturday. UVA will tee off starting at 8:30 a.m. from the 10th tee while paired with Louisville and Boston College. There will be no repairing between the second and third rounds.

The ACC Championships signifies the men’s golf matchup between Virginia and Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash, sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. In the sport of men’s golf, there is one point at stake in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The school that finishes higher in the final standings of the ACC men’s golf championship will earn the point. The 2016-17 Commonwealth Clash is tied 9-9. Learn more about Virginia529 and the competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.

ACC Championships
Musgrove Mill Golf Course
Clinton, S.C.
Par 72, 6,951 yards
First-Round Results

Team Results1. Duke              2772. Florida State     2783. Clemson           2794. Georgia Tech      2885. NC State          2916. Wake Forest       2927. Notre Dame        2938. Virginia Tech     2949. North Carolina    29510. Boston College   29610. Virginia         29612. Louisville       301
Individual Leaders1. Bryson Nimmer, Clemson 662. Cristobal Del Solar, Florida State 672. Ben Griffin, North Carolina 67
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