April 20, 2008
NEW LONDON, N.C. - Tom Hanna III fired a 1-under-par 71 to post his best round as a collegian to lead University of Maryland players on Sunday in the final round of the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Championship being played at the Old North State Club at Uhwarrie Point.
Hanna had three birdies in the first four holes and closed with a pair of birdies in the final three holes to go 35-36--71 on the final day and record the Terrapins' best round of the tournament. He finished in a tie for 47th on the individual leaderboard with a 54-hole total of 228.
He matched the final individual score of junior Chris Gold, who closed Sunday's round with an 81. Also for Maryland, Andrew Kay tied for 49th at 229 following a 78 on Sunday, Donnie Shin was 51st individually at 230 following a 79 in the final round and senior Adam Cohn had a 75 on Sunday to finish at 232 for the tournament and in 52nd place.
As a team, Maryland had a 303 score on Sunday and finished in 11th place with a 906 total. The final team score was four strokes better than last year and bested the Terrapins' score on the Old North State Club layout in three of the last five seasons.
Florida State posted a 280 team total to edge Duke for the team championship. The Seminoles finished at 838, three strokes ahead of Duke, which finished at 841 following a 284 in the final round. North Carolina finished third at 846.
Individually, Webb Simpson of Wake Forest followed a pair of 68s with a stellar 66 on Sunday to finish at 14-under-par 202 over the 54 holes. Chase MacFarland of North Carolina finished second individually at 207 following a 67 on Sunday, while Jonas Blixt and Matthew Savage of Florida State tied for third at 208.
Maryland plays next at the Cavalier Classic next weekend.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. Florida State 279-279-280--838; 2. Duke 279-278-284--841; 3. North Carolina 282-285-279--846; 4. Georgia Tech 287-285-275--847; 5. Wake Forest 284-281-283--848; 6. Clemson 284-283-287--854; 7. NC State 284-281-293--858; 8. Virginia Tech 289-281-294--864; 9. Virginia 294-287-287--868; 10. Boston College 303-287-296--886; 11. MARYLAND 304-299-303--906.