April 19, 2002
UWHARRIE POINT, N.C. – With a score of 292, the Florida State men’s golf team is in eighth place following Friday’s first round action of the 2002 ACC Men’s Golf Championship at the Old North State Club. Junior Peter Mitchell led the Seminoles, shooting a two-under par 70, placing him in a tie for eighth place overall. Senior Rick Westbrook shot an even 72, placing 19th, while freshman Eric Beaty and sophomores Alan Beers and Brad Lusenhop all finished the day with a 75, putting them 35th overall.
Georgia Tech is 17 strokes ahead with a score of 271 as Kris Mikkelsen and Nicholas Thompson each shot a 67 to tie for second place overall. Clemson is in second place after one day with a score of 280. The Tigers had two top 10 finishers with Gregg Jones leading the way in a tie for fourth with a score of 68. North Carolina’s Dustin Bray led all golfers with a 66, placing the Tar Heels in third overall with a score of 283. NC State is fourth at 288, with Rodney Thomas shooting a 70, tying him with four other golfers. Just four strokes separates the final five teams as Wake Forest shot a 290, followed by Duke and Virginia, tied at 291 apiece, FSU at 292 and Maryland rounding out the field with a score of 294.
The ACC Championships will continue on Saturday with the second round play beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Old North State Club.
ACC Men's Golf Championships - Round 1 Old North State Uwharrie Pt. NC Par:72/Yardage: 7102
Fin. School Scores 1 Georgia Tech 271 -17 2 Clemson University 280 -8 3 North Carolina, U of 283 -5 4 North Carolina State 288 E 5 Wake Forest Univ. 290 +2 6 Duke University 291 +3 Virginia, U. of 291 +3 8 Florida State Univ. 292 +4 9 Maryland, U. of 294 +6