North Carolina Leads After First Day of ACC Men’s Golf Championship

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. After a blistering first round that included all five players shooting in the 60s, North Carolina held steady in the second round to lead by 10 strokes after day one of the 2022 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship at Shark’s Tooth Golf Club at Watersound Club. The Tar Heels fired a 19-under-par 269 in round one – the third-lowest round in ACC Championship history – and finished the day with a second round 278 for a 547 (-28) total.

Georgia Tech, which carded a 284 (-4) in the first round, roared back in round two with a 15-under-par 273 and is in second place at 20-under-par. Virginia (-14) is third, followed by Notre Dame (-11) and Florida State (-11) tied for fourth.

The top four teams from stroke play will advance to Sunday’s match play semifinals. Louisville (-9) and Wake Forest (-9) are tied for sixth, Clemson (-7) and NC State (-7) are tied for eighth, Virginia Tech (-3) is 10th, Boston College (+4) is 11th and Duke (+7) is 12th.

Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman (-9) and North Carolina’s Peter Fountain (-9) are tied for the individual lead, which will be decided Saturday. Bridgeman, the ACC’s top-ranked player, shot rounds of 69 and 66, while Fountain, last year’s individual medalist, fired rounds of 68 and 67. North Carolina’s Ryan Gerard is third at 8-under-par after firing rounds of 67 and 68 Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht (-7), Notre Dame’s Palmer Jackson (-7) and Virginia’s Devin Patel (-7) are tied for fourth.

The ACC Championship field includes seven of the top 30 teams in the country, including No. 7 North Carolina, No. 11 Georgia Tech, No. 13 Notre Dame, no. 15 Wake Forest, no. 23 Clemson, no. 24 Florida State and No. 26 NC State.

2022 ACC Men’s Golf Championship Team Leaderboard
1. North Carolina (-29)
2. Georgia Tech (-19)
3. Virginia (-14)
4. Notre Dame (-11)
5. Florida State (-11)
6. Louisville (-9)
7. Wake Forest (-9)
8. Clemson (-7)
9. NC State (-7)
10. Virginia Tech (-3)
11. Boston College (+4)
12. Duke (+7)

2022 ACC Men’s Golf Championship Individual Leaderboard
T1. Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson (-9)
T1. Peter Fountain, North Carolina (-9)
T3. Ryan Gerard, North Carolina (-8)
T4. Christ Lamprecht, Georgia Tech (-7)
T4. Deven Patel, Virginia (-7)
T4. Palmer Jackson, Notre Dame (-7)


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