May. 2, 2005
GREENSBORO, N.C. -
University of Virginia golfers Kevin O'Connell (Potomac, Md.) and Brad Tilley (Chappaqua, N.Y.) have been selected to the 2005 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Team by the conference coaches, ACC officials announced on Monday.
The two-time team captain, O'Connell stands second with a 73.59 stroke average. He has six Top 10 finishes in his collegiate career. The senior stands No. 164 in the GolfWeek rankings with a 455-207-23 record. O'Connell shot an even 216 to claim sixth place, his season-best finish, at the Birkdale Collegiate in March. He also fired two rounds of a season-low 68 at the Tennessee Tournament of Champions last October.
A junior, Tilley is Virginia's top golfer with a 73.00 stroke average. He's been a member of every starting line-up during his collegiate career. He stands No. 128 in the GolfWeek rankings with a 476-182-27 record. This season, 14 of his 32 rounds have been 72 or lower with five of those 32 rounds shot in the '60s. Tilley led Virginia with a career-best third-place finish at the ACC Championship with an even 216 after firing a two-under 70 in the opening round. Tilley carded a career-best 65 (-7) in the opening round of the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate in April.
The Cavaliers now await an invitation to the 2005 NCAA Men's Golf Championship. The bracket will be announced on Monday, May 8.
2005 All-ACC Men's Golf Team
|Brent Delahoussaye||Clemson||Sr.||Greenville, S.C.|
|Jack Ferguson||Clemson||Sr.||Seneca, S.C.|
|Ryan Blaum||Duke||Jr.||Coral Gables, Fla.|
|Nathan Smith||Duke||Jr.||Santa Cruz, Calif.|
|Mike Barbosa||Georgia Tech||Jr.||St. Petersburg, Fla.|
|Roberto Castro||Georgia Tech||So.||Alpharetta, Ga.|
|Chan Song||Georgia Tech||Sr.||Orlando, Fla.|
|Nicholas Thompson||Georgia Tech||Sr.||Coral Springs, Fla.|
|Martin Ureta||North Carolina||So.||Santiago, Chile|
|Kevin O'Connell||Virginia||Sr.||Potomac, Md.|
|Brad Tilley||Virginia||Jr.||Chappaqua, N. Y.|
|Kyle Reifers||Wake Forest||Jr.||Columbus, Ohio|
|Webb Simpson||Wake Forest||Fr.||Raleigh, N.C.|
Player of the Year: Ryan Blaum, Duke
Freshman of the Year: Webb Simpson, Wake Forest
Coach of the Year: Rod Myers, Duke