Three Tar Heels tie for 15th place.
April 19, 2009
NEW LONDON, North Carolina – The University of North Carolina men’s golf team finished in a tie for seventh place at the ACC Championship. The Tar Heels carded a four-over-par 868 team total. Georgia Tech won the ACC championship after firing an 18-under-par 846 team total.
Three Carolina golfers finished in a tie for 15th place with one-over-par 217 totals. Sophomore Kevin O’Connell fired a one-under-par 71 in the final round of the ACC Championship After two even rounds, Senior Robert Riesen carded a one-over 73. The Pinehurst native finished in a tie with O’Connell and junior Chase MacFarland who fired a three-over-par 75 in the final round of play.
Jack Fields, a freshman from Southern Pines, finished in a tie for 20th place with a 218 total after shooting a one-under-par 71 on Sunday.
Sophomore Henry Zaytoun III carded a two-over-par 74. The Raleigh native finished in a tie for 48th place with a 10-over-par 226 total.
“The guys competed well this week. We just never got on a hot streak, which is what we needed. I’m proud of the way we competed and the effort the guys gave,” head coach John Inman said after the final round of play.
Clemson finished in second behind Georgia Tech and Duke placed third.
Wake Forest and NC State tied for fourth.
NC State’s Matt Hill and Clemson’s David May both finished at 10-under par and will compete in a playoff for the individual championship.
Georgia Tech’s Chesson Hadley and Cameron Tringale tied for third.
Duke finished three-under par and earned a point in the Carlyle Cup competition because they placed better than the Tar Heels.