April 22, 2011
NEW LONDON, N.C. - FreshmanWilliam Wiseman shot a two-over 74 on Friday to lead the University of Maryland men's golf team to an 10th-place opening on Day 1 of the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, held at the Old North State Club.
Behind the strong opening by Wiseman, a Salisbury, Md., native, the Terps shot a combined 304, placing them in 11th after Friday's first-round action.
Leading the team race is defending champion Georgia Tech at 281, followed by second-place Duke at 289 and third-place Clemson at 290. Wake Forest and Florida State are in fourth and fifth, respectively, at 293 and 294 while Virginia and NC State are tied for sixth at 295. Two strokes back, North Carolina is in eighth at 297 and Virginia Tech is in ninth at 299. Boston College rounds out the list of competitors at 314.
Wiseman hit par on 14 of 18 holes to lead the Terps at 74. Sean Bosdosh, who had one of two eagles in the first round, is tied for 27th individually at 75. Tied for 35th, Joey Rice shot a first-round 76 while Sean Brannan and Tom Hanna III ended Friday with cards of 79 and 81, respectively.
Paul Haley and Kyle Scott, both Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, are tied for first with four-under 68's. Wake Forest's John Varol and Duke's Yaroslav Merkulov are tied for third at 69.
The 2011 ACC Championship will resume Saturday morning. Fans can continue to track all of the action live, via scoring and online streams, at TheACC.com.
1. Georgia Tech 281; 2. Duke 289; 3. Clemson 290; 4. Wake Forest 293; 5. Florida State 294; T6. Virginia 295; T6. NC State 295; 8. North Carolina 297; 9. Virginia Tech 299; 10. MARYLAND 304; 11. Boston College 314.