CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 31 Virginia men’s golf team competes at the ACC Championships starting Friday at the Capital City Club’s Crabapple Golf Course in Atlanta.
A new format this season includes 54 holes of stroke play on Friday (36 holes) and Saturday (18 holes) before match play begins on Sunday. The top four teams following stroke play will advance to match play semifinals on Sunday with the finals contested on Monday.
The Cavaliers’ lineup includes sophomore Pietro Bovari (Milano, Italy), freshmen George Duangmanee (Fairfax, Va.) and Chris Fosdick (Middlefield, Conn.), junior Jack Montague (Manakin-Sabot, Va.) and senior Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.).
Bovari leads UVA with a 72.87 stroke average and has been the Cavaliers’ top finisher in two events this season.
The first round Friday begins at 7:30 a.m. with continuous play throughout the day for the second round. Virginia starts its play at 7:30 a.m. from the 10th tee while paired with Louisville and Georgia Tech.
The third round on Saturday begins at 9 a.m. Match play semifinals on Sunday and finals on Monday begin at 9 a.m. Match play finals on Monday will be carried live on ACCNX beginning at 9 a.m. In addition, a one-hour recap show of the best of the ACC Men’s Golf Championship will air on ACC Network Monday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
It marks just the second time the ACC Championship has been played in the state of Georgia and the first since 1997 when the event was contested at Whitewater Country Club in Fayetteville, Georgia. Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course has hosted numerous professional and amateur events, including the 2013 NCAA Championship.
Live scoring for ACC Championship will be available online at Golfstat.com.
The Field (with Golfstat rankings)
Florida State (2), Clemson (4), Wake Forest (5), NC State (10), North Carolina (17), Notre Dame (26), Louisville (27), Virginia (31), Duke (37), Virginia Tech (100), Boston College (126) and Miami (170),
Virginia has never won the team championship, but the 2019 runner-up finish by the Cavaliers was the fifth in program history. UVA also placed second in 1958, 1996, 2010 and 2012. Virginia has had four individual champions. Pete Arend won the individual title in 1955, Ben Rusch won it in 2012, Jimmy Stanger took the crown in 2017 (winning a one-hole, four-player playoff) and Thomas Walsh was medalist in 2018.
The 2020 championships were canceled due to the pandemic and suspension of all spring sports. The last time the event was held was 2019. Georgia Tech won that event at Old North State Club in New London, N.C., with a tournament-record 37-under par 827. The Yellow Jackets posted a final round 281 (-7) to win their 18th title in program history and 10th in the last 14 years. Florida State’s John Pak is the defending individual champion. He captured the 2019 individual title with a three-round total of 203 (-13) to edge Georgia Tech’s Andy Ogletree (-12). Virginia finished second at 22-under 842. UVA’s team score was its second best in program history at the ACC Championships, trailing only the 24-under 840 the team posted in 2018.