Men's Golf Ninth at ACC Tournament
APRIL 20, 1998
NEW LONDON, N.C. -- The Maryland mens golf team recorded its second best score of the season, an 11-over par score of 875, and finished ninth at the ACC Tournament. This was Marylands best score at an ACC Tournament since 1992 when it shot a seven-over par score of 871.
The tournament, held at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point, saw Clemson take first-place with a 28-under par score of 836, Georgia Tech took second with a score of 843 (-21), N.C. State captured third-place with a score of 845 (-19) and North Carolina finished fourth with a 851 (-13). Rounding out the field were Virginia, whose score of 856 (-13) earned it a fifth-place finish, Wake Forest, which placed sixth with a one over par score of 865, Florida State with a score of 866 (+2) and Duke whose four-over par score of 868 placed it eighth.
Leading the way for the Terrapins was junior Miguel Rivera (Joppa, Md.) who finished in a tie for 11th place with a four-under par score of 212. Rivera bettered par in each of the three rounds, registering a 71, 70 and 71. After the first two rounds, Rivera was in a tie for 13th place, but his one-under par score of 71 on the final day of the tournament moved him up into the 11th spot.
Also contributing for the Terrapins was sophomore Keith Unikel (Potomac, Md.) who finished in a tie for 27th-place with a three-over par score of 219. This included scores of 78, 69 and 72 in each of the three rounds.
Capturing the individual title was Clemsons Charles Warren. Warren scored an 11-under 216 to earn the conference crown for the second consecutive year.
The first round of the tournament had N.C. State leading with a 13-under 275 score while Maryland and Florida State were tied for seventh with a score of six-over 294. After the second round, N.C. State still lead with a 19-under par score, which included a 6-under 282 score in the second round. Maryland was in ninth-place with a nine-over par score of 585 after recording a three-over 291 score in the second round.
Clemson excelled in the third-round to surge into first-place and capture its second straight ACC title with all five Tigers shooting at or below par in the final round to record an 11-under 277 score. This was Clemsons fifth outright ACC title and its 54-hole score of 28-under par (836) was an ACC Tournament record.
Marylands next meet will be at the Wofford College Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C. It will begin on Friday, April 24 and end on Saturday, April 25.
TEAM STANDINGS 1. Clemson 277 282 277 836 -28 2. Georgia Tech 283 285 275 843 -21 3. N.C. State 275 282 288 845 -19 4. North Carolina 280 294 277 851 -13 5. Virginia 289 287 280 856 - 8 6. Wake Forest 295 282 288 865 + 1 7. Florida State 294 286 286 866 + 2 8. Duke 288 290 290 868 + 4 9. MARYLAND 294 291 290 875 +11