Remarkable Power fightback helps Wake Forest into ACC Championship decider

Ronan MacNamara

Mark Power (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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[et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Mark Power came from three down with seven holes to play to pull off a stunning comeback and lead Wake Forest into the final of the ACC Men’s Championship.

Power was first out for his university against the university of North Carolina and his remarkable fightback inspired the rest of his teammates to pull off wins in their matches and turn the match on its head.

At one point Wake Forest were down in three and up in one of the five matches and appeared to be bowing out after securing their spot in the matchplay stages in dramatic circumstances the day before.


However, it was Power who ended up drawing first blood in the semi-final. The Kilkenny native levelled the match by fourteenth and after the next four holes were halved the match went down the 19th hole where Power came out on top against Austin Greaser.

Alex Fitzpatrick, the brother of Matt was a 3&1 winner over Peter Fountain while Michael Brennan whose putt secured Wake Forest’s passage into the semi-finals had a narrow 1UP win over Ryan Burnett in the third match.

North Carolina did register their first point of the day after David Ford beat Parker Gillam 4&3 while Scottie Kennon and Ryan Gerard shared the spoils in the bottom match.

Wake Forest will face Georgia Tech in the final at Shark’s Tooth Golf Course.


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