Junior Cory Sciupider fired his second straight 75 to lead all Notre Dame players after Saturday's second round of the ACC Championship at the Old North State Club

Irish In 11th After 36 At The ACC Championship

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).

Senior Tyler Wingo tied for 50th place following a second round score of 78 (76-78=154), while freshman Thomas Steve carded an 81 for solo 58th place at 160 (79-81)

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.