April 22, 2006
New London, N.C. – Georgia Tech continued its good play through nine holes Saturday, shooting seven-under-par to stay ahead of North Carolina, but Clemson surged to the front at 17-under-par for the day before the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf championship was suspended late Saturday afternoon.
The second round will resume at 10 a.m. Sunday, with each group completing that round, taking a short break and continuing on to begin the final round. Live scoring is available on Golfstatresults.com, and a live video webcast is available on The ACC.com.
Heading into the resumption of round two Sunday, Clemson stands at 20-under-par, followed by Tech at 19-under and North Carolina at 17-under. There is a 12-shot gap between the Tar Heels and the fourth place teams, Florida State and Maryland, each at 5-under-par. The Yellow Jackets began the day with a two-shot lead over the Tar Heels, with Clemson another seven shots behind.
Only two teams, Virginia and Boston College, had completed their second rounds when heavy thunderstorms forced the remaining nine teams off the Old North State Club course at 5:10 p.m. Storms that passed through the area early Saturday morning forced a three-hour delay in the start of the second round for most of the teams.
Tech’s players did not tee off until approximately 2:15 p.m., with No. 5 player Kevin Larsen, 1-under-par for the day, playing the 10th hole when play was halted. Cameron Tringale was 3-under-par for his round through eight holes (6-under for the tournament), while Mike Barbosa was 2-over through seven holes (5-under for the tournament). Taylor Hall was 2-under through nine holes (4-under for the tournament).
David May, 7-under for the day and in first place individually, and Stephen Poole, 6-under for the day, were leading the Clemson charge when play was stopped. May had overtaken Barbosa, who held the first-round lead with a 65, and had a one-stroke lead on Tringale in the medal race.