NEW LONDON, NC. - Michael McGowan leads the North Carolina men's golf team at the ACC Golf Championship after shooting a 3-under-par 69. The Tar Heels finished the second round with an even par 288. The team has a combined two round score of 580 and sits tied for eighth with North Carolina State.
McGowan, a senior from Southern Pines, N.C., registered four birdies and one bogey and sits tied for 14th at 3-under-par 141. Sophomore Brandon Dalinka, out of Newtown, Pa., started his round on fire by birdieing his first three holes. Dalinka posted two more birdies and four bogeys for a 1-under 71. Dalinka is tied for 31st at 1-over-par 145. Keagan Cummings improved on his first round score by carding a 1-over 73 in the second round. The freshman from Dublin, Ireland recorded five birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey. Cummings is tied for 45th for the tournament at 6-over 150. Sophomore Bailey Patrick birdied the first hole but could only replicate the result once more and penciled five bogeys for a 3-over 75. The Charlotte, N.C. native finished the second round 3-over for the tournament and tied for 38th. Rounding out the rest of the team is Andy Sajevic, a junior from Fremont, Neb., finished with a 4-over 76. Sajevic had four birdies to go with five bogeys and a triple bogey. Sajevic has a two round score of 6-over-par and is tied for 45th.
Head Coach Andrew Sapp talked about the performance from his team on Saturday, "Today's round was about even. We made 20 birdies today, which is good, but we had too many bogeys. It was good to see two guys shoot under par and hopefully we can get all five guys to shoot under par tomorrow."
Florida State remains on top of the field after posting another solid round of 8-under to finish at 25-under 551. Second place belongs to Duke after having great round of 15-under-par finishing at 21-under 555 for the tournament. After a round high 16-under team score, Georgia Tech moves into third place. Georgia Tech is at 20-under-par 556. Virginia Tech jumps to fourth at 18-under-par 558. Virginia takes fifth place at 10-under 566. One stroke separates sixth place Wake Forest and seventh place Clemson. Wake finished at 4-under 572 and Clemson at 3-under 573. Tied for eighth at 4-over 580 is North Carolina and North Carolina State. Maryland and Boston College follow at 16-over 592 and 21-over 597 respectively.
Anders Albertson out of Georgia Tech leads all players after shooting a two round score of 11-under-par 133. Florida State's Chase Seiffert had a round high 6-under and is 9-under 135 for the tournament. On his tale are Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans and Virginia Tech's Mikey Moyers at 8-under 136. Not far behind is Julian Suri from Duke and Daniel Berger from Florida State. Both are tied for fifth at 7-under 137. Scott Vincent from Virginia Tech and Adam Sumrall from Duke are tied for seventh at 6-under 138.
The third round of the 54-hole event will be played Sunday at the Old North State Club, which features a par 72, 7,102-yard layout. Live scoring is available on Goheels.com and Golfstat.com. Live webstreaming from Old North State will be available Sunday at 1:30 p.m. until conclusion of play on TheACC.com. The championship is free admission and open to the public.