Men's Golf Posts Best ACC Finish in Ten Years

April 19, 2009

NEW LONDON, N.C. - Chris Gold shot shot his second 2-under par round of the weekend and the Maryland men's golf team finished sixth at the ACC Championships, completed Sunday at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. Gold, whose back-to-back rounds of 70 marked the best Terrapin scores of the weekend, finished in a tie for tenth individually.

For the Terrapins, it was their best finish at the ACC Championship event since 1999, when they also finished sixth in the then-nine team league. Prior to that, the Terps finished fifth in 1996. Shooting a combined 866 for the week, Maryland finished just a stroke behind Wake Forest and NC State, which tied for fourth.

Gold, who opened with a 2-over 74 before his consecutive 70s, finished eight strokes off the individual pace.

John Popeck was the next finisher for Maryland, following up a 1-under round on Saturday with a steady, even-par round on Sunday. His overall even score of 216 left him tied for 13th overall.

Brendan Tracy, who shot the best round of the week for the Terps when he carded a 69 on Friday, finished tied for 27th, shooting a 78 on Sunday to finish 4-over altogether.

Donnie Shin was next in for Maryland, shooting a 73 on Sunday to finish 6-over for the event, tied for 36th.

Tom Hanna III carded his low score of the week on Sunday, shooting an even-par 72 to maintain his 10-over week, finishing tied for 48th.

Maryland is back in action on Saturday when they travel to Charlottesville to compete at the Cavalier Classic.