April 25, 2013
NEW LONDON, N.C. - The Maryland men's golf team will travel to the Old North State County Club for the 12th straight year for the ACC Championship April 26-28. Maryland will tee off at 8:30 a.m. on Friday at the par 72, 7,102-yard course along with Boston College.
The Maryland men's golf team enters the ACC Championships after a season filled with success and breakout performances. The team has competed in nine tournaments dating back to last fall, with its best finish coming at the Seahawk Intercollegiate March 17. At last year's event, the Terps finished tenth with a 13-over 887 (287-283-307).
The Maryland team currently ranks 11th in the conference in scoring average, posting a 74.55 individual average and a 298.20 team stroke average this season. The team's season-low round of 287 came at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in State College, Pa. last weekend.
The team's lineup this weekend will include Sean Bosdosh, Tom Harris, Ben Warnquist, Stephen Bosdosh, and Jordan Sweet.
Junior Sean Bosdosh has established himself as the team's most consistent golfer over the last season and currently ranks 11th in the conference in scoring average (72.08). At last year's event, Bosdosh led all Maryland golfers with a one-under, 215 (70-71-74) and finished tied for 16th. His best finishes of the year came on back-to-back tournaments, where he finished first at the VCU Shootout and Firestone Invitational.
Freshman Tom Harris has emerged a one of the team's top contributors this spring. The freshman recorded the team's best finish at the Seahawk Intercollegiate March 24-25 where he finished tied for 2nd after carding a four-over 148 (75-73). He currently ranks 47th in the conference in scoring average, and will compete in his first ever ACC Championship event.
Sophomore Ben Warnquist enters the weekend after posting two consecutive top-20 finishes for the Terps. Warnquist finished tied for 16th at the Seahawk Intercollegiate and had his best finish of the season at the Rutherford Intercollegiate when he tied for fourth. Warnquist boasts a 76.82 average and returns to New London, NC for his second career ACC Championship.
Director of Intercollegiate Golf Jason Rodenhaver in confident in this trio of players, and is hoping a tough season of tournaments has prepared the group for the ACCs.
"Obviously Sean has been our number one guy all year," said Rodenhaver. "Tom Harris has really come on as a freshman, he's close. I'm really happy for Ben Warnquist, he struggled a little bit last year and little bit in the fall. He worked really hard this winter and the fruits of his labor are showing. He had a 72 up at the [Rutherford Intercollegiate] in the final round in really tough conditions. With those three I feel pretty good about where we are. Hopefully the four and five guys can contribute and really give us a chance to be up there in the middle of the pack and have a really good finish to the season."
This year's Championship field includes eight teams currently ranked in the Top-50 of the latest Golfweek rankings including No. 9 Georgia Tech, No. 10 Duke, No. 13 Florida State, No. 29 Clemson, No. 37 Wake Forest, No. 38 Virginia Tech, No. 42 North Carolina, No. 45 NC State, Virginia, and Boston College.
Live Scoring of the event can be found via the ACC Golf Website
There will also be a live video stream of the event on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 2:30