Clemson’s Bridgeman to headline 2022 All-ACC Men’s Golf Team

GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) — Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman was named the 2022 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Player of the Year and leads a talented 15-person team from all conferences. North Carolina’s David Ford is the ACC Freshman and UNC’s Andrew DiBitetto is the ACC Coach of the Year.

All-ACC Team, Player and Freshman of the Year are determined by a combination of Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings in conjunction with a vote from the league’s 12 head coaches. The Coach of the Year was selected by a vote of the coaches.

A senior from Inman, South Carolina, Bridgeman was the individual medalist of the ACC Men’s Golf Championship in Panama City Beach, Florida, winning the title on the second hole of the playoffs against Peter Fountain in North Carolina . He shot rounds of 69, 66 and 68 during the three-day competition in stroke play to finish 13 under par and become the seventh Clemson player to win the individual competition. Ranked second in the PGA Tour college rankings, Bridgeman has five consecutive top-four finishes, the longest such streak by a Clemson golfer in 20 years. He is second in Clemson history in career stroke average at 70.73 and has the most career rounds in the 60s with 49. Bridgeman has won two individual tournaments this year and his five career wins are at tied for the most in Clemson history.

Ford had a stellar rookie season for the Tar Heels, ranking seventh in the ACC with a 70.6 hitting average. He finished seventh in the ACC Championship at 8 under par and has five top-10 finishes in 10 tournaments this year. A native of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Ford earned a career-best second-place finish at the Williams Cup at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina.

In his fifth season as head coach of the Tar Heels and 11th with the Carolina men’s golf program, DiBitetto guided UNC to No. 5 in the latest Golfstat rankings and a No. 1 seed in the next week’s NCAA region. Carolina had three wins during the season and was the competition’s top finisher in stroke play in the ACC Championship. Under his leadership, the Tar Heels are one of six teams in the country to have finished in the top 20 in the last three NCAA championships.

North Carolina and Georgia Tech each placed three players on the All-ACC team, followed by Notre Dame and Wake Forest with two.

ACC Player of the Year: Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
ACC Freshman: David Ford, North Carolina
ACC Coach of the Year: Andrew DiBitetto, North Carolina

2022 All-ACC Men’s Golf Team

Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
Ian Siebers, Duke
Frederik Kjettrup, State of Florida
Bartley Forrester, Georgia Tech
Connor Howe, Georgia Tech
Christo Lamprecht, Georgia Tech
Jiri Zuska, Louisville
David Ford, North Carolina
Ryan Gerard, North Carolina
Austin Greaser, North Carolina
Maximilian Steinlechner, NC State
Davis Chatfield, Notre Dame
Palmer Jackson, Notre Dame
Michael Brennan, Wake Forest
Alex Fitzpatrick, Wake Forest

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