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The Blue Devils led from start to finish Friday and Saturday, winning their first ACC title since 2013. 
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ACC champs: Duke men's golf catches fire in South Carolina for first conference crown since 2013

About midway through Saturday’s second round of the ACC championship, the Blue Devils’ lead looked like it might be slipping away. After Duke came out strong to extend a one-stroke lead to 10 shots, senior Alexander Matlari, freshman Chandler Eaton and junior Jake Shuman combined to play just six holes in 12-over-par during a rough patch in the middle of the round, quickly shaving four shots off the team’s lead. But playing some of its best golf of the year, the No. 24 Blue Devils righted the ship and cruised through the rest of the second round before staying steady in the final 18 holes later Saturday en route to their first ACC championship since 2013.