Georgia Tech wins thrilling playoff for ACC Championship
(Photo by Neil Redmond, theACC.com)
(Photo by Neil Redmond, theACC.com)

NEW LONDON, N.C. — In a nail-biting sudden- death playoff that lasted two holes at Old North State Club, Georgia Tech sophomore Vince Whaley dropped in a birdie on the 18th hole for his second birdie of the playoff, giving his Yellow Jackets their sixth ACC Championship title in the last seven years.

Though senior Anders Albertson missed a chance to win the tournament — and individual medalist honors — when his birdie putt on the final hole slipped by the cup, he was able to put the finishing touches on the win with a birdie on 18 in the playoff.

Hole 18 was the site of the two-team playoff, with five players, three and two from each team, teeing off in two separate groups. One player from each team birdied the par-five the first go-around, with Whaley knocking it in for Georgia Tech and Cody Proveaux for Clemson. And though Clemson got a birdie from Austin Langdale on the second hole, Georgia Tech rolled in three birdies, including Whaley's second and Albertson's to cap it off. Albertson wound up sharing the individual title at 11-under par with Virginia Tech senior Trevor Cone and Louisville junior Robin Sciot- Siegrist, whose final- round 67 was lowest of the day.

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Senior Ollie Schniederjans, the defending medalist, finished in fourth place for the Yellow Jackets, including a final- round 69 and a 67 on day two. The former No. 1-ranked amateur in the world will play his remaining NCAA events, as well as the U.S. Open, before turning professional.

Clemson settled for second-place after the playoff as the Tigers were looking for their first ACC title in over a decade. Senior Billy Kennerly led the team with a tied-for-seventh finish thanks to a six- under 66 on day two. Miller Capps, who paced the team to an opening-round lead, took ninth place five-under par 211.

Jack Maguire finished tied for fifth and helped his Florida State team to a third place finish. He began the tournament with 72 on Friday but closed with 66 and 70. His three-putt on Sunday's final hole prevented the Seminoles from joining Georgia Tech and Clemson in the team playoff.

Results For Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Championship
T1NCTrevor ConeConcord, NC80068-66-71=205
T1FranceRobin Sciot-SiegristFrance80069-69-67=205
T1GAAnders AlbertsonWoodstock, GA80067-69-69=205
4GAOliver SchniederjansPowder Springs, GA40071-67-69=207
T5MIHenry DoCantom, MI40070-69-69=208

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