NEW LONDON, N.C. – The team pairings are set for the opening round of the 66th annual ACC Men’s Golf Championship, with eight-time champion Duke holding the No. 3-seed. The championship will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 18-20, over the 7,102-yard, par-72 course at the Old North State Club in New London, North Carolina.
The championship begins Thursday at 9 a.m. ET, with No. 7 NC State, No. 8 Florida State, and No. 9 Virginia on hole 10 and No. 4 Clemson, No. 5 Louisville, and No. 6 North Carolina on hole 1. No. 10 Notre Dame, No. 11 Virginia Tech, and No. 12 Boston College start at 10 a.m. on hole 10, while No. 1 Wake Forest, defending champion and second-seed Georgia Tech, and No. 3 Duke start at 10 a.m. from hole 1.
Eight ACC teams are ranked in the Golfstat Top 30, with Wake Forest leading the way at No. 3 followed by No. 8 Georgia Tech, No. 9 Duke, No. 18 Clemson, No. 21 Louisville, No. 23 North Carolina, No. 26 NC State, and No. 29 Florida State.
No. 7 Alex Smalley of Duke leads a contingent of five ACC golfers ranked among the top 25 in the Golfstat individual rankings. Smalley will play in the No. 1 position for Duke this weekend, followed by junior Chandler Eaton, who is ranked 20th in Golfstat. Sophomore Adrien Pendaries will play No. 3 for Duke, followed by sophomore Evan Katz and junior Steven DiLisio. Sophomore Qi wen Wong will travel with the squad as the team's alternate this weekend.
This year marks the 22nd time overall that the league championship will be held at the Old North State Club. Wake Forest leads all schools with 18 league titles and 22 individual champions. Georgia Tech, which has won 15 outright ACC Championships and shared two more, has produced 11 individual medalists. North Carolina is third with 11 titles (10 outright), followed by Clemson with 10 (nine outright) and Duke with eight (eight outright). No other ACC program has won more than one.
The tournament will be carried live on ACC Network Extra beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday, with Mac McDonald and Brandon Turner on the call. There is no charge for admission for fans. Live scoring for the championship is available via golfstat.com.
ACC Championship Seed/Team/GolfStat Ranking
1. Wake Forest (3)
2. Georgia Tech (8)
3. Duke (9)
4. Clemson (18)
5. Louisville (21)
6. North Carolina (23)
7. NC State (26)
8. Florida State (29)
9. Virginia (54)
10. Notre Dame (64)
11. Virginia Tech (97)
12. Boston College (163)
1. Alex Smalley (Seinor)
2. Chandler Eaton (Junior)
3. Adrien Pendaries (Sophomore)
4. Evan Katz (Sophomore)
5. Steven DiLisio (Junior)
6. Qi wen Wong (Sophomore)
ACC Men’s Golf Championship First Round Pairings (Thursday, April 18)
9-9:48 a.m. = No. 7 NC State, No. 8 Florida State, and No. 9 Virginia (starting on hole No. 10)
10-10:48 a.m. = No. 10 Notre Dame, No. 11 Virginia Tech, and No. 12 Boston College (starting on hole No. 10)
9-9:48 a.m. = No. 4 Clemson, No. 5 Louisville, and No. 6 North Carolina (starting on hole No. 1)
10-10:48 a.m. = No. 1 Wake Forest, No. 2 Georgia Tech, and No. 3 Duke (starting on hole No. 1)
Duke's ACC titles