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Men's Golfers Tee Off At ACCs
Release: 04/26/2013
CAROLINA IN THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS:  North Carolina will be going after its 12th ACC victory and  its first since 2006 at the 60th annual ACC Championships beginning this Friday and continuing through Sunday at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C.  The Old North State Club features a par 72, 7,102-yard layout.  This marks the 17th time the ACC Men's Golf Championship has been played at Old North State.  The conference championship was also played there in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Carolina won the team title at Old North State in 1995, 1996 and 2006 (tie with Georgia Tech) while Tar Heel Mark Wilson was the individual medalist in 1996, Dustin Bray was crowned the 2002 champion and Richard Treis was the 2003 individual champion.  Carolina has won the conference championship, which began in 1954, 11 times.  The Tar Heels have come away victorious in 2006 (tie with Georgia Tech), 1996, 1995, 1986, 1984, 1983, 1981, 1977, 1965, 1960 and 1956.

Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. each day.  On Friday, the first wave of teams will be Maryland and Boston College.  The second wave of teams, NC State, North Carolina and Virginia; will begin teeing off at 9:10; the third wave, teeing off starting at 10:10  will consist of Clemson, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech; and the fourth wave, starting at 11:10, will be Georgia Tech, Duke and Florida State.

TAR HEEL INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS:
  Thirteen Tar Heel golfers have captured the individual ACC Championship in the 59 years of the tournament's existence.  Carolina's Richard Treis was the 2003 ACC champion, winning by two strokes with a five-under-par 211 total after firing  rounds of 72-69-70.  Other Tar Heel champions include Dustin Bray in 2002, Mark Wilson in 1996, Greg Parker in 1987, John Hughes in 1986, Davis Love III in 1984, John Inman in 1982, John Spelman in 1981, Marty West in 1971, John Baldwin in 1965, Pete Green in 1961, Bill Thornton in 1958 and Pryde Basinger in 1956.

LAST YEAR'S ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Georgia Tech captured the team championship at the 2012 ACC Championships while Carolina finished seventh.  The Tar Heels carded a 3-over-par 867 total after firing rounds of 282-287-298.  Two Tar Heels finished in the top 25 as Michael McGowan tied for 18th place and Patrick Barrett tied for 21st.  Brandon Dalinka and Bailey Patrick tied for 32nd while Clark Palmer tied for 43rd.  Ben Rusch of Virginia was last year's individual medalist.

CAROLINA THIS SPRING:
  The Tar Heels have carded three top-10 finishes so far this spring.  Carolina won its last tournament, the Irish Creek Collegiate after carding a 7-over-par 859 total.  The Tar Heels' other top-10 finishes came at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate where they placed sixth and at the Seminole Intercollegiate where they finished seventh.  In its other events this spring, Carolina finished 11th at the Tiger Invitational and 12th at the Puerto Rico Classic.

CAROLINA IN THE FALL:  Last fall, the Tar Heels carded three top-10 finishes.  Carolina captured the team championship at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate and was the runner-up at two tournaments - the Tar Heel Intercollegiate and the Rod Myers Invitational.  In their other two events, Carolina tied for 11th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate and finished 12th at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.  Also, two Tar Heels captured individual championships as sophomore Brandon Dalinka won the Wolfpack Intercollegiate and senior Clark Palmer tied for individual medalist honors at the Rod Myers Invitational.

FOLLOW THE TAR HEELS:
  Live scoring will be available on GoHeels.com and also on Golfstat.com. Live webstreaming from Old North State will be available Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. until conclusion of play on TheACC.com.  The championship is free admission and open to the public.



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