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Schniederjans leads Georgia Tech to yet another ACC title

NEW LONDON Behind the play of Ollie Schniederjans’ five-stroke individual victory, No. 5 Georgia Tech posted a 25-under par to win the ACC Men’s Golf Championship by six strokes Sunday at Old North State Club.

The Yellow Jackets grew their two-stroke lead following day two by shooting a final-round 15-under-par 273. Schniederjans fired a final-round 69. It was the Yellow Jackets’ fifth title in six years and 15th in program history.

The 19th-ranked Seminoles, who led after day one, finished with a three-round total of 845. Clemson (851) was third, followed by: Virginia Tech (857), Virginia (862), Wake Forest (864), Notre Dame (872), North Carolina (876), N.C. State (882), Duke (884), Maryland (885) and Boston College (887).

“That was one of the best rounds we’ve played here,” Georgia Tech coach Bruce Heppler said. “Florida State played really, really well and so did Clemson. They pushed all the way to the end and it wasn’t until everyone was done that we felt good about it.

“That was five guys par or better again today. Everybody keeps everybody in the game and if somebody happens to stumble, you’re OK.”

In addition to Schniederjans, Georiga Tech had two other individuals place in the top 10 of the final leaderboard. The 2013 ACC individual champion Anders Albertson tied for second. Seth Reeves finished tied for seventh.

Only two players from North Carolina schools finished the tournament below par: North Carolina’s Brandon Dalinka and Wake Forest’s Clancy Waugh, each finished tied for 14th at 2-under.

Clemson’s Austin Langdale and Cody Proveaux finished among the top 10. Each finished at 3-under.

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