Wake Forest Shoots 285 In Second Round Of ACC Championship
Tanner Owen led the Deacs with a 2-under 70 on Saturday.
April 25, 2015

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By Erika Carrubba, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

NEW LONDON, N.C. - Wake Forest posted a 14 stroke improvement in the second round of the ACC Men's Golf Championship on Saturday at the Old North State Club. All five Demon Deacons were at or under par on Saturday.

As a team, Wake Forest carded a 3-under, 285 on Saturday and moved up one spot to eighth. The Demon Deacons improved by 14 strokes after an opening round 299. Wake Forest is 8-over for the weekend (584). Georgia Tech took over the lead with a score of 279 in the second round. With a two-day score of 563, Georgia Tech has a one stroke lead over the three-way tie for second between Clemson, Florida State and Virginia.

"We played much better today," said head coach Jerry Haas. "We avoided the bigger numbers and got off to a better start. In a tournament with this many good teams you have to get off to a good start but we played with pride today and improved our scores. We are a young team so they are learning the course and we will play even better tomorrow."

Four of the five Demon Deacons improved their scores from Friday's opening round. Sophomore Danny Guise made the biggest improvement. He followed his opening round 81 with a 1-under 71 on Sunday. He jumped up 13 spots in the standings to a tie for 44th at 8-over. Guise carded his second birdie of the day on 17 to drop to 1-under.

Freshman Tanner Owen posted an eight stroke improvement with Wake Forest's best round of the second day. He carded a 2-under 70 to bring his two-day score to 148 and move him in to a tie for 32nd. Owen was even at the turn and played a bogey-free back nine with two birdies to finish the day 2-under.

The final three Demon Deacons fired even par rounds on Saturday. Freshman Will Zalatoris remains Wake Forest's leader in 12th place. He is 3-under for the tournament (69-72) and seven strokes back of the individual leader, Trevor Cone of Virginia Tech.

Davis Womble was 2-over at the turn but moved back to even par with two birdies on the back nine. He is 1-over (73-72=145) for the weekend and tied for 22nd.

Paul McBride was the final Deacon to come in at even par on Saturday. He took seven strokes off his opening-round 79 and is tied for 39th with 18 holes to play.

Wake Forest will tee off beginning at 8:30 a.m. from the 10th tee. The Demon Deacons are paired with Louisville and North Carolina State.



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