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October 27, 1998

BATON ROUGE, La. – James Driscoll turned in his second consecutive top-five performance to help the University of Virginia golf team to a fifth-place finish in an 11-team field at the Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate tournament in Baton Rouge, La., in the Cavaliers final action of the fall season. The Cavaliers shot a 54-hole total of 887 and missed a fourth-place finish by one stroke.

Driscoll, who finished in a tie for second at last weeks Duke Classic, tied for fourth place with a 1-under par 215 (72-72-71). The junior from Chestnut Hill, Mass., was Virginia’s low man in four of five tournaments this fall.

Sophomore Mike Mitchell continued his strong play of late with his third top-20 finish in a row as the Cavaliers posted their third impressive finish to end the fall season. Mitchell finished tied for 11th place with a 3-over par 219 (74-70-75). His 70 in yesterdays second round was Virginias low round of the tournament.

Sophomore Cameron Yancey finished tied for 30th at 224 (74-77-73); freshman Steve Marino placed 39th with a 229 (76-76-77) and freshman Shep Stevens finished 59th with a 261 (87-91-83).

East Tennessee State was the only team to finish under par for the tournament with a 2-under par 862 to win the title. The Buccaneers posted a five-stroke victory over South Carolina.

East Tennesees David Chrisensen was medalist by three strokes over North Floridas Erik Labitzke. Christensen fired a 7-under 209 (69-70-70) and never had worse than the second-best round in any round to win.

    Team Scores Top 10 Individuals    1.  East Tennessee State    862 (-2)    1.  David Christensen, E. Tennessee State   209    2.  South Carolina  867                 2.  Erik Labitzke, North Florida    212     3.  North Florida   871                 3.  Eric Ecker, South Carolina  213    4.  Mississippi State   886             4.  James Driscoll, Virginia    215 (72-72-71)    5.  Virginia    887                         Matt Borchert, North Florida    215    6.  Florida 888                             Alex Rocha, Mississippi State   215    7.  Auburn  897                             Todd Eaker, Tulsa   215    8.  Tennessee   898 8.                      Jeremy Wilkinson, LSU   216    9.  LSU 902                             9.  John Bloomfield, South Carolina 217    10. Tulsa   906                        10.  Michael Trailov, Mississippi State  218    11. Florida State   923                                         Other Virginia Golfers:                T11.    Mike Mitchell   219 (74-70-75)                T30.    Cameron Yancey  224 (74-77-73)                39.     Steve Marino    229 (76-76-77)                59.     Shep Stevens    261 (87-91-83)
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