Tech Grabs 36-hole Lead at ACC Golf Championship

Albertson was one of four Yellow Jackets to break par Saturday.

April 26, 2014

Complete results/Live scoring/Tee times | Watch on ACC Digital Network (2 p.m.)

New London, N.C. - Defending individual champion Anders Albertson fired a 4-under-par 68 Saturday to lead four Georgia Tech players under par, and the No. 2-ranked Yellow Jackets took over the 36-hole lead in search of their 15th all-time team title at the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Championship.

Seth Reeves shot 3-under-par 69, Ollie Schniederjans carded a 2-under-par 70 and Richard Werenski added a 1-under 71 as Tech posted a 10-under-par team total of 278, moving two strokes ahead of 19th-ranked Florida State with the final round set for Sunday.

All five Tech players matched or broke par Saturday - Bo Andrews' even-par 72 did not count - in picture-perfect conditions on the 7,012-yard, par-72 Old North State Club. The Yellow Jackets, with a 10-under-par score of 566 for 36 holes, are bidding for their seventh ACC title in the last nine years and 10th under head coach Bruce Heppler.

The Seminoles shot 284 Saturday as all five players also matched or broke par, and FSU sits in second place at 568 (-8). Clemson, with a 7-under-par 281 in the second round, held onto third place at 6-under 570. Wake Forest (570, -3) is in fourth, followed by Notre Dame in fifth at 581. Rounding out the field are Virginia Tech (582), Virginia (586), North Carolina (586), NC State (589), Boston College (591), Maryland (593) and Duke (594).

"A better day for everyone all around today," said Tech coach Bruce Heppler on a day when five of the 12 teams in the field broke par. "We're in position to win, which is what we always want, and we expect it will be a shootout here tomorrow."

 

 

Schniederjans' 70 was good enough for him to maintain a three-stroke lead in the medal race with a 9-under-par total of 135. Clancy Waugh of Wake Forest posted a 5-under 67 Saturday and moved into second place at 6-under 138, while FSU's Hank Lebioda is in third at 5-under 139.

Reeves (1-under 143) moved into a three-way tie for ninth place, while Albertson, the 2013 ACC champion, is in a group of six players tied for 13th place at even-par 144. Andrews is another shot back at 1-over 145, while Werenski is tied for 33rd at 148.

Sunday's final round begins at 8:30 a.m., and Tech again will tee off at 11:30 a.m. with FSU and Clemson. Live online streaming coverage of the round is being offered on the ACC Digital Network beginning at 2 p.m.

61ST ACC MEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Old North State Club, New London, N.C. ■ 7,102 yards, par 72
36-Hole Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Georgia Tech 288 278 566 -10 2 Florida State 284 284 568 -8 3 Clemson 289 281 570 -6 4 Wake Forest 290 283 573 -3 5 Notre Dame 294 287 581 +5 6 Virginia Tech 298 284 582 +6 T7 Virginia 294 292 586 +10 T7 North Carolina 291 295 586 +10 9 North Carolina State 293 296 589 +13 10 Boston College 291 300 591 +15 11 Maryland 299 294 593 +17 12 Duke 293 301 594 +18

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Ollie Schniederjans Georgia Tech 65 70 135 -9 2 Clancy Waugh Wake Forest 71 67 138 -6 3 Hank Lebioda Florida State 68 71 139 -5 T4 Scott Vincent Virginia Tech 73 68 141 -3 T4 Cody Proveaux Clemson 71 70 141 -3 T6 Denny McCarthy Virginia 71 71 142 -2 T6 John Jackopsic Boston College 74 68 142 -2 T6 Brandon Dalinka North Carolina 71 71 142 -2 T9 Carter Page North Carolina State 71 72 143 -1 T9 Seth Reeves Georgia Tech 74 69 143 -1 T9 Jack Maguire Florida State 72 71 143 -1 T9 Cristobal Del Solar Florida State 71 72 143 -1 T13 Niall Platt Notre Dame 72 72 144 E T13 Thomas Birdsey Wake Forest 74 70 144 E T13 Cyrus Stewart Wake Forest 70 74 144 E T13 Anders Albertson Georgia Tech 76 68 144 E T13 Austin Langdale Clemson 74 70 144 E T13 Miller Capps Clemson 69 75 144 E

GEORGIA TECH SCORES 1 Ollie Schniederjans (1) 65 70 135 T9 Seth Reeves (2) 74 69 143 T13 Anders Albertson (5) 76 68 144 T19 Bo Andrews (4) 73 72 145 T33 Richard Werenski (3) 77 71 148