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Men’s Golf Gears Up for ACC Championships

Irish posted best ACC finish and score under Coach Handrigan a year ago

NEW LONDON, N.C. – The University of Notre Dame men’s golf team returns to the Old North State Club in New London, North Carolina, for the 66thannual ACC Championships. The three-day, three-round tournament kicks off on Thursday, April 18.

Old North State Club is a 7,102-yard, par 72-course. Notre Dame will be paired with Virginia Tech and Boston College on Thursday.

The Irish will be going up against eight teams who are ranked in the Golfweek/Sagarin Top 25, including No. 4 Wake Forest, No. 5 Duke, No. 6 Georgia Tech, No. 16 Louisville, No. 18 Clemson, No. 23 North Carolina, No. 24 NC State and No. 25 Florida State.

Schedule Change
In an effort to avoid the likelihood of inclement weather on Friday, the teams will now play the first and second rounds (36 holes) on Thursday, thus bypassing Friday.

Play begins on Thursday with each group teeing off at 7:30 a.m. The groups will not be repaired after between the first and second rounds as there will be continual play over 36 holes.

Watch the Action 
Both Friday’s and Saturday’s rounds will feature limited ACCN Extra coverage. On Friday, April 19, fans can tune in from 2-4 p.m. ET. Then the third and final round will begin its broadcast at 1 p.m.

History Under Handrigan 
Last year, in the team’s first ACC Championship under Coach Handrigan, the Irish shattered their previous best score at the league tournament by 27 strokes. Their 19-under par marked the second lowest team score in program history. In addition, Notre Dame also recorded its best showing at the ACC Championships, finishing in sixth place.

The Irish Five
Miguel Delgado looks to continue his hot play this spring. The senior has posted four straight tournaments under par, leading the Irish and posting top 16 overall finishes in all four. Delgado is averaging a 71.57 this spring, sitting at three-under par over five tournaments.

John Felitto (72.45), Davis Lamb (72.90), Andrew O’Leary (73.12) and Taichi Kho (73.43) bolster the Irish lineup.