Tech Closes Gap on Wolfpack After Two Rounds of ACC Golf

ATLANTA (APril 22) – Georgia Tech’s Bryce Molder shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to claim the individual lead, while the top-ranked Yellow Jackets posted a team total of 288 and remain in second place after two rounds of the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s golf championship at Badin Lake, N.C.

Molder, a junior from Conway, Ark., has a two-round score of 139, five strokes under par and two shots ahead of first-round leaders Carl Patterson of N.C. State and John Engler of Clemson. Both carded 71s and are tied for second place with Jay Morgan (69) of Wake Forest and Brad Hyler (70) of North Carolina.

Tech’s 288 score Saturday matched Clemson for the day’s best on the par-72 Old North State Club. N.C. State held onto its first-round lead with a 290-574, but its lead was pared to a single shot over the Yellow Jackets, who have a tournament total of 575. The Tigers are another three shots back at 578, followed by Wake Forest (290-584) and North Carolina (289-584), Duke (293-589), Maryland (302-597), Virginia (298-598) and Florida State (303-608).

Tech senior Matt Kuchar (Lake Mary, Fla.) is tied for eighth after a 73 Saturday for a tournament total of 144, and freshman Troy Matteson (Austin, Texas) also shot 73 and is tied for 10th at 145. Sophomore Matt Weibring (Plano, Texas) is tied for 16th after posting a 75 for a two-round total of 147. Senior Carlton Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.) added a 79 to his first-round 77 and is in 40th place.

The final 18 holes is set for Sunday, when Tech will attempt to win its second straight ACC title and sixth conference championship since 1991.

Atlantic Coast ConferenceMen's Golf ChampionshipOld North State Club, Badin Lake, N.C.Par: 72, Yardage:  7102Second Round Results1 N.C. State           284-290 --   574    -2 2 Georgia Tech         287-288 --   575    -1 3 Clemson              290-288 --   578    +2 4 Wake Forest          294-290 --   584    +8   North Carolina       295-289 --   584    +8 6 Duke                 296-293 --   589   +13 7 Maryland             295-302 --   597   +21 8 Virginia             300-298 --   598   +22 9 Florida State        305-303 --   608   +32 Individual Scores   1  Bryce Molder          Ga. Tech     72  67 139   -5   2  Carl Pettersson       NC State     70  71 141   -3      Jay Morgan            Wk. Forest   72  69 141   -3      John Engler           Clemson      70  71 141   -3      Brad Hyler            N Carolina   71  70 141   -3   6  Max Harris            N Carolina   74  69 143   -1      Chris Mundorf         NC State     71  72 143   -1   8  Matt Kuchar           Ga. Tech     71  73 144    E      Mark Tullo            NC State     72  72 144    E  10  Troy Matteson         Ga. Tech     72  73 145   +1      Cameron Yancey        Virginia     75  70 145   +1      D.J. Trahan           Clemson      74  71 145   +1  13  Matt Krauss           Duke         74  72 146   +2      Jonathan Byrd         Clemson      72  74 146   +2      Keith Unikel          Maryland     71  75 146   +2  16  Mark Donaldson        Florida St   74  73 147   +3      Brent Wanner          Wk. Forest   74  73 147   +3      Lucas Glover          Clemson      74  73 147   +3      Leif Olson            Duke         74  73 147   +3      Marc Turnesa          NC State     72  75 147   +3      Jani Saari            Clemson      74  73 147   +3      Matt Weibring         Ga. Tech     72  75 147   +3      David Sanchez         NC State     71  76 147   +3  24  Gary Mankulish        Maryland     75  73 148   +4      Steve Marino          Virginia     72  76 148   +4      Paul Tucker           Duke         74  74 148   +4      Whitten Meares        N Carolina   74  74 148   +4  28  Kevin Streelman       Duke         75  74 149   +5  29  Buck Williams         Wk. Forest   79  71 150   +6      John Moheyer          Maryland     74  76 150   +6      Chad Wilfong          Wk. Forest   73  77 150   +6  32  James Driscoll        Virginia     74  78 152   +8      Rob Simmons           N Carolina   76  76 152   +8      Bradley Lusenhop      Florida St   79  73 152   +8      Chris Yoder           Wk. Forest   75  77 152   +8  36  Jason Lopez           Florida St   76  77 153   +9      Corey Brigham         Maryland     75  78 153   +9  36  Mike Christensen      Duke         74  79 153   +9  39  Justin Goodhue        Virginia     79  76 155  +11  40  Carlton Forrester     Ga. Tech     77  79 156  +12  41  Paul Daniel           N Carolina   77  81 158  +14  42  Kris Hannah           Florida St   81  80 161  +17      Ryan Felty            Florida St   76  85 161  +17  44  Mike Mitchell         Virginia     86  76 162  +18      Dan MacDonald         Maryland     80  82 162  +18

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