ACC Men's Championship: North Carolina gets back on top of the conference
22 Apr 2024
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for ACC Championship, Charlotte Country Club, David Ford Rankings

North Carolina men's golf team (UNC Athletics Photo)
North Carolina men's golf team (UNC Athletics Photo)

The North Carolina Tar Heels are Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Champions once again. 

They defeated Florida State 3-1-1 in the final match of the ACC championships at Charlotte Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. to win the conference championship for the first time since 2006. 

After earning the top seed for match play, North Carolina defeated No. 4 Wake Forest 3-2-0 in the semifinals, while No. 2 seed Florida State defeated No. 3 seed Georgia Tech 3-0-0.

In the final match, Austin Greaser, David Ford, and Peter Fountain all won their respective matches to give North Carolina the win. Ford made a 25-foot birdie on No. 17 to secure his point and the winning third point. Maxwell Ford and Dylan Menante earned points in the semifinal matches to give all five Tar Heels points. Greaser went 2-0.

The title is the first for seventh-year head coach Andrew DiBitetto and the seventh this season for UNC, which matches the school record set in 1982-83.

This is Carolina's 12th ACC men's golf championship. The Tar Heels previously won in 1956, 1960, 1965, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1995, 1996 and 2006.

In the stroke play portion, after five playoff holes, Michael Brennan of Wake Forest and Frederik Kjettrup of Florida State were named co-champions.

Brennan and Kjettrup both finished 7-under to force a playoff. After paring No. 18 five times, they were declared co-champions.

ACC Men's Championship: Michael Brennan of Wake Forest defends his title

Brennan shot rounds of 66-71-69, and Kjettrup shot rounds of 68-67-71 to finish at 7-under. Austin Greaser of North Carolina and Christo Lamprecht of Georgia Tech finished T3 at 6-under and just one shot out of the playoff. 

Luke Clanton of Florida State finished in solo fifth place at 5-under.

Ford is ranked No. 3, Clanton is ranked No. 4, and Lamprecht is ranked No. 5 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Rankings. 

Results: ACC Championship
T1VAMichael BrennanLeesburg, VA70066-71-69=206
T1DenmarkFrederik KjettrupDenmark70068-67-71=206
T3OHAustin GreaserVandalia, OH40068-69-70=207
T3South AfricaChristo LamprechtSouth Africa40067-69-71=207
5FLLuke ClantonMiami Lakes, FL40069-67-72=208

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Men's collegiate championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference. 54 holes of stroke play (team and individual competitions) followed by match play.

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