This past weekend, the ACC Men's Golf Championship was held at the prestigious Old North State Club golf course in New London NC.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets held off an 11 shot charge in the final round by the N. Carolina Tar Heels to share their 9th overall title (3rd on this course), first since 2002.
Cameron Tringale (Tech coach Bruce Hepplers' freshman charge) won medalist honors with an overall 10 under-par. Cameron, who hails from Laguna Niguel CA, attended OC's Mission Viejo High, and was county player-of-the-year in his senior year.
He is Tech's first ACC individual champion since uber-record-breaker Bryce Molder in 2000, and sits atop a list of top pedigree of golfers that have graduated from Georgia Tech: David Duval, Stewart Cink, Tripp Isenhauer and Matt Kuchar...to name a few.
Georgia Tech is a top-ranked engineering school located in the heart of Atlanta. Recruiting the best golfers from around the country, needless to say has been easy, as Tech is annually seeded as a top 10 golf program in the country.
All the students at Tech share a common bond: confidence;
On the second playoff hole, Trindale missed a 6-footer that, had he made it, would have given Tech the outright title. When asked how many times he would have made that same putt out of 10....he answered"eleven."
Cameron will major in management...no doubt to manage all the money he'll earn in the PGA.
Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass,