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FSU Men’s Golf Finishes Ninth at ACC Tournament

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It wasn’t the best showing for Florida State’s men’s golf team in New London, North Carolina.

After finishing fifth after the first round of the ACC Tournament on Friday, the Seminoles fell to eighth at the end of Saturday. Ultimately, FSU fell one more spot to ninth for the tournament at its conclusion on Sunday.

As a team, the Seminoles shot -16 as a team. Junior Bennett Baker paced the Seminoles finishing at -9 — good for a tie for eighth overall. Freshman teammate John Pak was two strokes back for FSU at -7, which tied for 17th.

The top four teams in the tournament were separated by just five strokes. ACC champion Georgia Tech finished at -29 to claim the team title, holding off second-place Clemson, which finished at -27. Wake Forest was a close third at -26 and Virginia finished four at -24.

Duke rounded out the top 5 at -20 overall as a team. Notre Dame and North Carolina finished in a tie for sixth place at -19 — each one stroke better than eighth-place NC State. The Wolfpack finished at -18, one spot ahead of FSU. Boston College, Louisville and Virginia Tech finished 10th, 11th and 12th, respectively.

Virginia’s Thomas Walsh shot -16 to take the individual title. He was two stroke better than Clemson’s Doc Redman and three strokes better than teammate Danny Walker.

Florida State entered the ACC Tournament ranked 20th nationally. The Seminoles will learn their NCAA Tournament fate during the NCAA Selection Show on May 2.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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