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April 3, 1999

DALTON, Ga. – Led by James Driscoll’s first top-10 finish of the spring, theUniversity of Virginia golf team turned in its best outing of the season byfinishing in fourth place at the Carpet Capital Classic at The Farm inDalton, Ga. The Cavaliers fired a 56-hole total of 874, by far their bestscore of the spring. The fourth-place finish also marks Virginia’s bestplace of the spring as the Cavaliers finished in the top 10 for the secondtime in the last three tournaments.

The Cavaliers began today’s final round in a tie for fifth place, but a 299today enabled them to pass Wake Forest for fourth place.

Driscoll finished in a tie for 10th place with a 1-under par 215. He shot1-over 73s in both rounds yesterday, but came back with a spring-best 69today to forge a four-way tie for 10th. Cameron Yancey finished one strokebehind Driscoll. Yancey was sitting in third place entering today’s round,but his 79 dropped him to an even-par 216 and a tie for 14th place.Nonetheless, his finish is his best this spring.

Mike Mitchell also turned in his best showing of the spring. His 2-over 218placed him in a tie for 19th place. Freshman Steve Marino finished tied for51st, while freshman Shivin Kwatra tied for 87th.

Georgia captured the team title by two strokes over host Georgia Tech. TheBulldogs shot a 293 today to finish with an 858 as they held off the YellowJackets.

Georgia Tech’s Bryce Molder took medalist honors. His 12-under par 204 wasfour strokes ahead of N.C. State’s Carl Pettersson.

         Team Results               Top-10 Individuals     1.  Georgia         858 (-6)    1.  Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech       204 (-12)     2.  Georgia Tech    860         2.  Carl Pettersson, N.C. State      208     3.  South Carolina  867         3.  Eamonn Brady, E. Tenn. State     211     4.  Virginia        874         4.  Rob Simmons, North Carolina      211     5.  North Carolina  875         5.  Michael Capone, Wake Forest      212     6.  Wake Forest     880         6.  Byron Schlagenhauf, UCLA         213     7.  N.C. State      881             Ryuji Imada, Georgia             213         Houston         881         8.  Michael Morrison, Georgia        214     9.  Florida         882             Eric Ecker, South Carolina       214         Clemson         882                                    10.  James Driscoll, Virginia         215 (-1)     (73-73-69)    11.  E. Tennessee St 883             Martin Maritz,   Tulsa           215         Texas           883             B.J. Staten, Houston             215    13.  UCLA            886             Kyle Thompson, South Carolina    215    14.  Tennessee       888             Other Virginia Golfers:    15.  Brigham Young   890                                    T14. Cameron Yancey                   216 (E)      (69-68-79)    16.  Auburn          901        T19. Mike Mitchell                    218 (+2)     (76-69-73)    17.  Tulsa           904        T51. Steve Marino                     225 (+9)     (76-71-78)    18.  LSU             937        T87. Shivin Kwatra                    249 (+33)    (82-85-82)
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