NEW LONDON — Florida State enters the final round of the 60th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Tournament in the lead, but the Seminoles, despite playing well, saw their first round lead shrink to just four strokes over Duke, and five over defending champion Georgia Tech Saturday at the Old North State Club.
FSU enters Sunday’s final round in the lead after posting a second-round 8-under 280 to go with its sizzling first-round 271, for a 36-hole total of 551.
Four teams enters Sunday’s play, which begins at 8:30 a.m., within seven shots of each other – FSU (551), Duke (555), Georgia Tech (556) and Virginia Tech (558).
Virginia finished in fifth place with a 10-under 566 followed by Wake Forest (572), Clemson (573), North Carolina and NC State tied, each at 580, Maryland (592) and Boston College (597).
East Carolina: Sophomore Courtney Smith only allowed one run in throwing a complete game for East Carolina’s softball team (21-27, 11-9 C-USA), but the Pirates fell 1-0 to Southern Miss (14-37, 4-15 C-USA) in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. Smith pitched another complete game in the second game, allowing two earned runs but East Carolina again fell to Southern Miss, 4-2.
North Carolina: North Carolina dropped both games in a doubleheader at Maryland Saturday, as the Terrapins took game one, 7-4 and came from behind to win game two, 9-1.
ACC: The title match of the 2013 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship is set, and it will have a somewhat of a different feel as Virginia and Wake Forest will meet for the league crown.
Top-seed Virginia (23-0) earned a berth in its 10th straight tournament final with a 4-0 shutout of No. 5 seed Clemson in Saturday’s semifinal round, while third-seeded Wake Forest (20-7) rallied back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat No. 2 Duke, 4-3.
Shaw: The Lady Bears ended their season with a 5-3 loss to Indiana (Pa.) in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Saturday. Shaw, seeded seventh in the region, finished the season 23-3..
ACC: Thanks to a pair of semifinal upsets Saturday, the title match of the ACC Women’s Tennis Championship will be an all-Sunshine State affair.
Fourth-seeded Miami stunned top-seeded North Carolina, 4-3. Then seventh-seeded Florida State met the challenge with a 4-3 win over third-seeded Virginia.
The in-state rivals will now meet for the ACC title in Sunday’s 11 a.m. championship match at Cary Tennis Park.