Cavalier Golfer Ties Course Record
March 24, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – University of Virginia golfer Mike Mitchell shot aneight-under par 63 at the Keswick Club in Keswick, Va., Tuesday to tie thecourse record held jointly by PGA Tour veteran Hal Sutton and former UVagolfer Lewis Chitengwa.
Mitchell, a sophomore from Chevy Chase, Md., parred the first five holes,birdied the sixth, bogeyed the seventh, birdied the eighth and parred theninth for a front nine total of 35, 1 under par. He then made six straightbirdies on holes 10-15 and added another birdie at 17. Mitchell parred the18th hole to tie the 18-hole record, and set a new back nine record with a7-under par 28. He was playing with teammates Cameron Yancey ofBlackstone, Va., and Steve Marino of Fairfax, Va.
Mitchell is coming off his best tournament performance of the springseason, a 21st place finish at the Golf Digest Invitational. Mitchell andthe Cavalier golfers resume action this weekend at the Chris Schenkel EZ-GOInvitational in Statesboro, Ga.