April 25, 2015
NEW LONDON, N.C. — The University of Notre Dame men’s golf team was unable to prolong a fast start that saw three of its five starting players birdie the opening hole on Saturday during the second round of the ACC Championship at the Old North State Club. A round two score of 305 left the Irish in sole possession of 11th place following 36 holes with a team score of 608 (303-305).
Junior Cory Sciupider was one of the Notre Dame players who notched a birdie at the par-5 first hole to begin his round, and a lone bogey at the fifth hole sent the Etowah native out in even par 36. Three bogeys on the back nine dropped Sciupider into a tie for 37th place at 150 (75-75).
Sophomore Matthew Rushton worked his way back from a front nine score of 41 with a birdie at the par-4 10th hole, adding a second three at the 361-yard 12th to move to two-under-par on the back nine. An inward bogey at the par-5 18th hole knocked Rushton into a tie for 39th place after 36 holes at 151 (75-76).
Sophomore Blake Barens played his final 10 holes Saturday in a combined one-over-par, notching seven straight pars on the back nine to turn in a second round 76 (+4). Barens enters the final round in a tie for 46th place at 153 (77-76).
Georgia Tech stormed to the front of the field, turning in the round of the tournament with a nine-under 279 on Saturday to post a 36-hole score of 13-under-par 563 (284-279) and take a one-shot lead. Day one leader Clemson (281-283), Florida State (282-282) and Virginia (283-281) all tied for second place at 564 (-12). Virginia Tech rounded out the top five with a second round 281 to post a 36-hole total of 565 (284-281).
Virginia Tech’s Trevor Cone birdied six holes during a bogey-free six-under-par 66, claiming a two-stroke lead at 10-under 134 (68-66) in the individual draw. Overnight leader Anders Albertson from Georgia Tech carded a three-under-par 69 to claim solo second place at 136 (67-69, -8), while three players tied for third place at six-under-par 138.
The third and final round of the 2015 ACC Men’s Golf Championship is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Sunday at the Old North State Club.
ACC Men’s Golf Championship-Old North State Club-Par-72, 7,102 Yds.
TEAMS (After Round Two): 1. Georgia Tech 284-279=563, -13; T2. Clemson 281-283=564, -12; T2. Florida State 282-282=564, -12; T2. Virginia 283-281=564, -12; 5. Virginia Tech 284-281=565, -11; 6. North Carolina 293-282=575, -1; 7. Louisville 290-288=578, +2; 8. Wake Forest 299-285=584, +8; 9. North Carolina State 303-289=592, +16; 10. Duke 297-299=596, +20; 11. Notre Dame 303-305=608, +32; 12. Boston College 303-311=614, +38.
TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS (After Round Two): 1. Trevor Cone (Virginia Tech) 68-66=134, -10; 2. Anders Albertson (Georgia Tech) 67-69=136, -8; T3. Ollie Schniederjans (Georgia Tech) 71-67=138, -6; T3. Robin Sciot-Siegrist (Louisville) 69-69=138, -6; T3. Jack Maguire (Florida State) 72-66=138, -6; T6. Henry Do (North Carolina) 70-69=139, -5; T6. Bill Kennerly (Clemson) 73-66=139, -5; T6. Denny McCarthy (Virginia) 69-70=139, -5; T9. Scott Vincent (Virginia Tech) 69-71=140, -4; T9. Ji Soo Park (Virginia) 70-70=140, -4; T9. Miller Capps (Clemson) 69-71=140, -4.
NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUALS (After Round Two): T37. Cory Sciupider 75-75=150, +6; T39. Matthew Rushton 75-76=151, +7; T46. Blake Barens 77-76=153, +9; T50. Tyler Wingo 76-78=154, +10; 58. Thomas Steve 79-81=160, +16.