Junior Patrick Grahek fired a one-under-par 71 in the second round of the ACC Championship on Saturday to move into the tournament's top 25

Moving Day Sends Irish Into Fifth At The ACC Championship

April 26, 2014

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NEW LONDON, N.C. – The University of Notre Dame men’s golf team utilized a total of three under-par rounds from team members during the second round of the ACC Championship, carding a cumulative score of one-under 287 on Saturday at the Old North State Club. After 36 holes of play, the Irish are in solo fifth place at 581 (294-287).

Freshman Matt Rushton made five birdies during the second round of his conference championship debut, posting a two-under-par 70 to lead all Irish players on day two. Rushton kick started his round with birdies at the par 5 first and par 3 third holes to move to minus two out of the gate. A pair of bogies bookended a birdie at the par 4 eighth hole as part of an outward one-under score of 35 for Rushton.

Rushton added a pair of birdies on the back nine to post an inward total of 35, and tie for 25th place at 146 (76-70, +2).

Junior Patrick Grahek turned in a bogey-free back nine score of 34 (-2) as part of a one-under 71, tying Rushton for 25th place at two-over, 146 (75-71). Grahek rolled in a combined four birdies during his round, playing the par 5s at Old North State Club in a cumulative one-under-par.

Senior tri-captain Andrew Lane tied for 35th place in the tournament field following rounds of 71-78 (149, +5), while sophomore Cory Sciupider birdied three of his final seven holes to shoot a second round 74 and tie for 44th place (76-74-150).

Senior tri-captain Niall Platt posted a second straight round of even par 72, earning a share of 13th place at 144, tops of the Notre Dame lineup. Platt took advantage of his opportunities on par 5s, notching birdies at the 536-yard first and 558-yard 11th holes on Saturday.

Platt was nine strokes off the pace set by Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans (65-70-135, -9). Clancy Waugh from Wake Forest held second place with a two-day score of 138 (71-67), with Florida State’s Hank Lebioda in third place at 139 (68-71). Clemson’s Cody Proveaux (71-70) and Virginia Tech’s Scott Vincent (73-68) are tied for fourth place at three-under 141.

No. 5 Georgia Tech carded the lowest round of the tournament, posting a 10-under-par 278 to take a two-stroke lead at 566 (288-278). No. 19 Florida State shot its second straight round of 284 for solo runner-up honors (568), followed by No. 32 Clemson in third place at 570 (289-281). No. 45 Wake Forest (290-283-573) was immediately in front of Notre Dame in fourth place at three-under-par.

The third and final round of the 2014 ACC Championship is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Sunday at the Old North State Club. Notre Dame’s wave of player tee times will begin at approximately 10:30.