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Cavalier Golfers Ready For ACC Championships

Charlottesville, VA - The 22nd-ranked Virginia men's golf team will play in the 58th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championships April 22-24 at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C. This marks the 10th consecutive year the tournament has been contested at the Old North State Club. The 54-hole event will start at 8 a.m. each morning.

Virginia is paired with North Carolina and Virginia Tech during Friday's opening round. Those teams are set to tee off at 8:40 a.m. Virginia's lineup includes Ben Kohles, Will Collins, Amory Davis, Bruce Woodall and Henry Smart. Kohles leads the Cavaliers with a 71.60 stroke average while Davis is second at 72.22 and Collins is third at 73.03. Woodall's stroke average stands at 73.88 and Smart's is 76.11

Last year the Cavaliers placed second at the ACC Championships with a team score of 854. Georgia Tech won the team title with a score at 841. The Yellow Jackets' Chesson Hadley claimed the individual crown at 10-under 206, two shots ahead of UVa's Will Collins.

A total of four conference teams enter this weekend's championship ranked in the top-25 of the latest Golfstat standings. Georgia Tech tops that list in sixth place while Duke is 16th, UVa is No. 22 and NC State is ranked No. 25.

Wake Forest has won the tournament 18 times, the most of any ACC school. Virginia has never won the event but was the runner-up in 1958, 1996 and 2010. Pete Arend became the only Cavalier to win the individual title at the 1955 championship.

Live scoring of the tournament will be on will broadcast a free webcast of the championship with coverage starting at 1:30 p.m. during Saturday and Sunday's rounds.

First-round pairings
Group 1 (8-8:32 tee times): Maryland, Florida State
Group 2 (8:40-9:20 tee times): North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech
Group 3 (9:40-10:20 tee times): NC State, Boston College, Wake Forest
Group 4 (10:40-11:20 tee times): Georgia Tech, Clemson, Duke




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