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Tech Takes Advantage of Delay, Reclaims Lead at ACC Golf

April 23, 2006

New London, N.C. – Freshmen Cameron Tringale and Taylor Hall each matched the competitive course record of 65, and Georgia Tech stormed back into the lead with a second-round score of 267 (21-under-par) after the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship.

After 36 holes, Tech stood at 33-under-par 543, 10 shots ahead of Clemson (-23, 553) and 11 ahead of North Carolina (-22, 554). The third and final round at the Old North State Club began after a 30-minute break for each group. Live scoring is available at Golfstatresults.com, and a live video webcast is available at TheACC.com.

Tech shaved 14 shots off par after the resumption of round two, which was suspended by thunderstorms at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, and recorded its lowest single round team score ever in the ACC championship. Clemson had taken the lead with a 17-under score to that point, but the Tigers went only 3-under during the completion of the round Sunday.

Tringale took the individual lead after posting a birdie at 17 and a chip-in eagle at the par-5 18th hole, completing 36 holes in 10-under-par 134, one shot ahead of teammate Hall (9-under-par 135) and Clemson’s Brian Duncan, who shot 67. Hall, who had hit his tee shot out of bounds at No. 10 when play was suspended Saturday, finished his double-bogey there and followed with an eagle and four consecutive birdies. He polished off his 65 with a birdie at 18.

Nathan Spoon of NC State was in fourth place at 8-under-par 136, followed by Clemson’s David May (67 – 137) and North Carolina’s Chase McFarland (66 – 137).

Kevin Larsen added a 67 for Tech and is tied for 12th place individually (4-under 140), while Roberto Castro birdied the final two holes to finish off a 70 for the Yellow Jackets and is tied for 19th place at 2-under 142. Barbosa, who had shot 65 Friday to take the first-round lead, shot 74 in round two and is tied for ninth place at 139.

ACC MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point, New London, N.C. Second-Round Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Georgia Tech 543, 2. Clemson 553, 3. North Carolina 554, 4. NC State 568, 5. Maryland 570, 6. Florida State 572, 7. Wake Forest 573, 8. Virginia Tech 577, 9. Duke 580, 10. Virginia 583, 11. Boston College 613.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1. Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech, 134; T2. Taylor Hall, Georgia Tech, 135; T2. Brian Duncan, Clemson, 135; 4. Nathan Spoon, NC State, 136; T5. Chase McFarland, North Carolina, 137; T5. David May, Clemson, 137.

OTHER TECH PLAYERS T9. Mike Barbosa, 139; T12. Kevin Larsen, 140; T19. Roberto Castro, 142.

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