TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The No. 7 Florida State Men’s Golf team prepares for the annual ACC Championship this weekend at Old North State Club in New London, N.C. FSU tees off on Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. as part of the last group alongside No. 11 Wake Forest and No. 12 Clemson. “(The ACC) has five teams in the Top 25 and nine teams in the Top 50, so it’s going to take three days of really good golf,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said.
“In any sport if you’re going to win this league you’re going to have to play great. We’re going to need a couple rounds in the 60s every day and hopefully our 3 and 4 guys finish in the Top 25, hopefully even the Top 20.”
The Seminoles hope to add their second conference title against another talented field at the ACC Championship. FSU’s lone ACC title came in 2008 at the same golf course. The Old North State Club has played host to the conference tournament in every season since 2002.
FSU comes to the championship as the highest-ranked team in the conference while boasting one of the league’s top golfers in senior Hank Lebioda. The senior leader is 24th nationally with an average score of 70.85 and is ranked 15thindividually in the Golfstat Top 150 and 16th in the Golfweek Top 150.
Playing well down the stretch for the Seminoles has been senior Rowin Caron, who has lowered his aggregate score in each of his last four tournaments played. Caron’s last two events at the Irish Creek Collegiate and the Valspar Invitational resulted in Top 10 finishes.
Collegiate golf fans will be treated to live coverage on ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app on Saturday and Sunday. Coverage on Saturday begins at 3 p.m. and starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, with Mac McDonald (play-by-play) and Brandon Turner (color) on the call.
Saturday and Sunday tee times will be based on standings through the first round of play on Friday.