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.
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.
Musgrove Mill Golf Course
Par 72, 6,951 yards
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
Virginia Results12. Jimmy Stanger 7015. Derek Bard 7141. Andrew Orischak 7653. Danny Walker 7953. Thomas Walsh 79="https://virginiasports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://virginiasports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="http:>