Molder Wins ACC Championship, Tech Finishes Second

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ATLANTA (April 23) – Georgia Tech’s Bryce Molder fired his second straight 67 Sunday and won the Atlantic Coast Conference individual medal by four shots, but the top-ranked Yellow Jackets were unable to overcome a final round charge by Clemson and finished second to the Tigers by five strokes in the team race.

Junior, Bryce Molder

Molder’s 8-under-par tournament total of 206 at the OldNorth State Club was four strokes better than first round leadersCarl Patterson of N.C. State (69-210) and John Engler of Clemson(69-210). The junior from Conway, Ark., thus became the first Techgolfer since 1994 and the fifth ever to win the ACC individualtitle. Mikko Rantanen, who won at Northgreen Country Club in RockyMount, N.C., was the last Jacket to win an ACC golf title.

Keyed by the performances of Engler, Jonathan Byrd (67) and D.J. Trahan (68), Clemson shot the tournament’s best score of 278 (10 under par) Sunday and stormed from third place to overtake Tech and N.C. State, which had led after each of the first two rounds.

Clemson finished the tournament at 8-under-par 856. Tech shot two-under-par 286 to finish at 3-under 861, followed by the Wolfpack, who posted a 288 for a 2-under-par total of 875. Wake Forest finished fourth, followed by North Carolina, Duke, Virginia, Maryland and Florida State.

Matt Kuchar (Lake Mary, Fla.) posted a 69 Sunday for Tech and tied for fourth overall at 3-under-par 213 with Byrd and Trahan. Freshman Troy Matteson shot 73 for the Jackets to finish 13th at 218, while Matt Weibring (79-226) tied for 31st and Carlton Forrester (77-233) finished in 40th place.

                                                     Atlantic Coast Conference                           Men's Golf Championship                   Old North State Club, Badin Lake, N.C.                            Par 72 * 7,102 yardsFINAL TEAM RESULTSFin Team                     Scores    1 Clemson                  290  288  278    856    -8   2 Georgia Tech             287  288  286    861    -3   3 North Carolina State     284  290  288    862    -2   4 Wake Forest              294  290  291    875   +11   5 North Carolina           295  289  297    881   +17   6 Duke                     296  293  294    883   +19   7 Virginia                 300  298  293    891   +27   8 Maryland                 295  302  295    892   +28   9 Florida State            305  303  303    911   +47 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Fin  Name                  School      Scores     1  Bryce Molder          Ga. Tech     72  67  67 206  -10   2  Carl Pettersson       NC State     70  71  69 210   -6      John Engler           Clemson      70  71  69 210   -6   4  Jonathan Byrd         Clemson      72  74  67 213   -3      Matt Kuchar           Ga. Tech     71  73  69 213   -3      D.J. Trahan           Clemson      74  71  68 213   -3   7  Chris Mundorf         NC State     71  72  71 214   -2   8  Max Harris            N Carolina   74  69  73 216    E      Jay Morgan            Wk. Forest   72  69  75 216    E  10  Keith Unikel          Maryland     71  75  71 217   +1      Cameron Yancey        Virginia     75  70  72 217   +1      Brad Hyler            N Carolina   71  70  76 217   +1  13  Troy Matteson         Ga. Tech     72  73  73 218   +2  14  Brent Wanner          Wk. Forest   74  73  72 219   +3      Leif Olson            Duke         74  73  72 219   +3      Steve Marino          Virginia     72  76  71 219   +3      Paul Tucker           Duke         74  74  71 219   +3  18  David Sanchez         NC State     71  76  73 220   +4  19  Mark Donaldson        Florida St   74  73  74 221   +5      Buck Williams         Wk. Forest   79  71  71 221   +5      Jani Saari            Clemson      74  73  74 221   +5  22  Gary Mankulish        Maryland     75  73  74 222   +6      Marc Turnesa          NC State     72  75  75 222   +6      Mark Tullo            NC State     72  72  78 222   +6      Whitten Meares        N Carolina   74  74  74 222   +6  26  Matt Krauss           Duke         74  72  78 224   +8      Lucas Glover          Clemson      74  73  77 224   +8      Kevin Streelman       Duke         75  74  75 224   +8  29  James Driscoll        Virginia     74  78  73 225   +9      Chris Yoder           Wk. Forest   75  77  73 225   +9  31  Rob Simmons           N Carolina   76  76  74 226  +10      John Moheyer          Maryland     74  76  76 226  +10      Chad Wilfong          Wk. Forest   73  77  76 226  +10      Matt Weibring         Ga. Tech     72  75  79 226  +10  35  Jason Lopez           Florida St   76  77  74 227  +11      Corey Brigham         Maryland     75  78  74 227  +11      Bradley Lusenhop      Florida St   79  73  75 227  +11  38  Mike Christensen      Duke         74  79  76 229  +13  39  Justin Goodhue        Virginia     79  76  77 232  +16  40  Carlton Forrester     Ga. Tech     77  79  77 233  +17  41  Paul Daniel           N Carolina   77  81  77 235  +19  42  Dan MacDonald         Maryland     80  82  77 239  +23  43  Kris Hannah           Florida St   81  80  80 241  +25      Ryan Felty            Florida St   76  85  80 241  +25  45  Mike Mitchell         Virginia     86  76  81 243  +27                              Atlantic Coast Conf. Champion.                    Old North State G.C.     Badin Lake, NC                          FINAL RESULTS                    Tournament Dates: 04/21 - 04/23                              Par:        72                                              Yardage:  7102                 Fin Team/Players                    Scores     1  Clemson University             290 288 278   856T  2   John Engler                    70  71  69   210T  4   Jonathan Byrd                  72  74  67   213T  4   D.J. Trahan                    74  71  68   213T 19   Jani Saari                     74  73  74   221T 26   Lucas Glover                   74  73  77   224   2  Georgia Tech                   287 288 286   861   1   Bryce Molder                   72  67  67   206T  4   Matt Kuchar                    71  73  69   213  13   Troy Matteson                  72  73  73   218T 31   Matt Weibring                  72  75  79   226  40   Carlton Forrester              77  79  77   233   3  North Carolina State           284 290 288   862T  2   Carl Pettersson                70  71  69   210   7   Chris Mundorf                  71  72  71   214  18   David Sanchez                  71  76  73   220T 22   Marc Turnesa                   72  75  75   222T 22   Mark Tullo                     72  72  78   222   4  Wake Forest Univ.              294 290 291   875T  8   Jay Morgan                     72  69  75   216T 14   Brent Wanner                   74  73  72   219T 19   Buck Williams                  79  71  71   221T 29   Chris Yoder                    75  77  73   225T 31   Chad Wilfong                   73  77  76   226   5  North Carolina, U of           295 289 297   881T  8   Max Harris                     74  69  73   216T 10   Brad Hyler                     71  70  76   217T 22   Whitten Meares                 74  74  74   222T 31   Rob Simmons                    76  76  74   226  41   Paul Daniel                    77  81  77   235   6  Duke University                296 293 294   883T 14   Leif Olson                     74  73  72   219T 14   Paul Tucker                    74  74  71   219T 26   Matt Krauss                    74  72  78   224T 26   Kevin Streelman                75  74  75   224  38   Mike Christensen               74  79  76   229   7  Virginia, U. of                300 298 293   891T 10   Cameron Yancey                 75  70  72   217T 14   Steve Marino                   72  76  71   219T 29   James Driscoll                 74  78  73   225  39   Justin Goodhue                 79  76  77   232  45   Mike Mitchell                  86  76  81   243   8  Maryland, U. of                295 302 295   892T 10   Keith Unikel                   71  75  71   217T 22   Gary Mankulish                 75  73  74   222T 31   John Moheyer                   74  76  76   226T 35   Corey Brigham                  75  78  74   227  42   Dan MacDonald                  80  82  77   239   9  Florida State Univ.            305 303 303   911T 19   Mark Donaldson                 74  73  74   221T 35   Jason Lopez                    76  77  74   227T 35   Bradley Lusenhop               79  73  75   227T 43   Kris Hannah                    81  80  80   241T 43   Ryan Felty                     76  85  80   241

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