Georgia Tech rolls to another ACC title
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Georgia Tech won its second straight ACC Championship – and fourth in the past five years – Sunday in New London, N.C.
Starting the final round with a seven-shot lead, the 21st-ranked Yellow Jackets shot 2-under 286 at Old North State Club to finish at 23-under 841, 13 shots ahead of No. 22 Virginia (288).
No. 23 Duke (293) and No. 35 Wake Forest (292) tied for third at 855. No. 14 Florida State shot the best score of the final round – 282 – and finished fifth at 861.
Georgia Tech senior Chesson Hadley posted rounds of 69-66-71 to win medalist honors at 10-under 206. It was his second career title and the Yellow Jackets’ first ACC medalist since Cameron Tringale in 2007.
“We’ve played so well (at Old North State Club), it’s kind of hard to explain,” Hadley said. “We have a lot of confidence when we come here, and we just know we’re going to play well. This is definitely the best moment of my golf career, not even close.”
Six of Georgia Tech’s 12 ACC titles have occurred at Old North State.
Virginia junior Will Collins finished runner-up at 208. NCAA champ Matt Hill, a junior at N.C. State, was tied for the lead entering the final round, but shot 74 and finished third at 209.
– Information from Georgia Tech athletics was used in this report.