East Lake Cup: North Carolina takes the team title
North Carolina Men's Golf Team (East Lake Cup Photo)
North Carolina Men's Golf Team (East Lake Cup Photo)

North Carolina held off Florida State in the men’s final, 3-1-1, and won the East Lake Cup for the first time in program history. North Carolina graduate student Austin Greaser clinched the East Lake Cup with a birdie on the par-3 17th and a 2&1 win over Florida State senior Gray Albright.

The Tar Heels also earned a point from junior David Ford, who defeated FSU senior Frederik Kjettrup 4&3. In the anchor match, North Carolina senior Peter Fountain never trailed during his 4&3 win over Seminole freshman Brett Roberts notched a 3&2 triumph over Tar Heel grad student Kenan Poole. Florida State sophomore Maxwell Ford moments after Greaser’s clinching birdie, which brought the final tally to 3-1-1.

“It's been amazing,” North Carolina head coach Andrew DiBitetto said. “I've said it a couple of times, but for Golf Channel to put this on, for the East Lake Cup to have us, the East Lake Foundation, the Atlanta Athletic Club, you know, it's great for the game of college golf, but it's also great for the young men and women. It's the match-play format, but it's also the galleries, and it's the TV.

“This is helping them develop… if they want to play professional golf, this is helping them significantly to that path because just the experience and the opportunity, so it's been amazing.”

Georgia Tech left Atlanta Athletic Club as the men’s consolation match winner with a 2-1-2 victory over reigning national champion Florida.

Georgia Tech and Florida halved the first pairing between Tech fifth-year Bartley Forrester and Florida sophomore Matthew Kress. The next two points went to Yellow Jackets sophomore Hiroshi Tai and senior Christo Lamprecht, who claimed 2&1 and 4&2 victories, respectively.

Freshman Carson Kim sealed the consolation match win for Georgia Tech with a tie against sophomore Gator Parker Bell. Red-shirt Freshman Luke Poulter earned the lone point for Florida in the anchor match 2&1 over Tech freshman and Monday’s medalist on the men’s side Kale Fontenot.

“I think they showed up after the disappointment from yesterday,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bruce Heppler. “It was a long day. Had a chance to win that match and play for the title today, but they all kind of geared themselves up as the last day of the fall. I was happy with how everybody played.”

Recap Courtesy of East Lake Cup

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Started in 2015 and hosted by the historic East Lake Golf Club Atlanta, this collegiate, three-day match play competition features the top-performing teams from the previous year's NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. There is an individual award for the low 18-hole scorer in the seeding round.

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