April 19, 2009
NEW LONDON, N.C. - Senior Chris Gold and freshman John Popeck both fired under-par rounds to lead the University of Maryland men's golf team in Saturday's second round of the ACC Championship at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. The Terrapins finished the day tied for seventh place, three strokes behind Virginia Tech for sixth place.
Gold fired a 2-under-par 70 and Popeck shot 1-under par.
Junior Brendan Tracy, who began his round tied for fourth place in the individual standings, shot a 1-over-par 73 on the day and finished tied for eighth place, six strokes behind the leaders.
Tracy recorded one eagle on a par 5, shooting 5-under on the day on par 5s, and also recorded a team-high seven birdies.
With their under-par rounds, Gold and Popeck are tied for 13th place at even-par 144 through two days of action.
Georgia Tech shot 4-under-par total and maintained its first-round lead. However, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons were the big movers of the day, shooting the low round of the day at 11-under par. The Deacons climbed from 10th place on the leader board to begin the day and finished tied for third, seven strokes behind Georgia Tech. Clemson is in second place, five strokes out of the lead.
Georgia Tech's Cameron Tringale and NC State's Matt Hill are tied for the individual lead at 8-under par. Virginia Tech's Drew Weaver and Wake Forest's Lee Bedford are both two strokes off the lead heading into the final round.
The final round tees off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Tracy will be the final Maryland golfer to tee off, doing so at 9:50 a.m.