April 17, 2009
NEW LONDON, N.C. - Firing a first-round 3-under round of 69, Brendan Tracy has the Maryland men's golf team in a tie for fifth place at the ACC Championships, which opened Friday at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. Tracy, who is tied for fourth overall, posted his best round of the season on Friday.
Maryland sits just eight strokes back of leader Georgia Tech after Day One. The Terrapins are tied with Virginia Tech, which benefited from the best individual round of the day, a 67 from Drew Weaver.
Not to be overlooked were two rounds of 1-over par which helped the Terps remain in the top five and left them in position for a weekend charge. John Popeck, who came into the event as one of the Terps' top players, shot a 73 to leave himself tied for 24th overall. He was joined there by Donnie Shin, posting one of his most consistent rounds of the spring.
Hanna will be the first Terp off the tees in the morning, scheduled to start at 10:10 a.m. Gold, Shin, Popeck and Tracy will follow in ten minute intervals, with Tracy the last to tee off at 10:50.