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March 29, 1999

STATESBORO, Ga. – The University of Virginia golf team did not fare well atthe Chris Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational finishing 15th in a 15-team fieldtoday at the Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga.

The Cavaliers were tied for sixth following the first 18 holes yesterday,but fell to 14th place following the afternoon round. Today the Cavaliersshot a 311 and dropped to last place one stroke behind N.C. State andGeorgia Southern. Virginia finished with a 54-hole total of 907.

Florida senior Steve Scott won individual medalist honors by defeatingGeorgia’s Michael Morrison on the first hole of a sudden death playoff.Morrison, who forced the playoff with a 2-under round of 70 today, had achance to win the title in regulation, only to miss a short par putt on the570-yard 18th hole. Morrison had taken the lead on the 16th, curling in a20-footer for birdie that put the Georgia junior at 6-under. But an erranttee shot on the 18th hole ended up in a dry creek bed, forcing Morrison totake an unplayable lie and forcing the playoff.

Scott posted a steady final round of 72 today following rounds of 69 and 70on Saturday.

Virginia was led by James Driscoll, who turned in his best finish of thespring, finishing in a seven-way tie for 27th place with a 7-over par 223.His 71 in the second round Saturday was the best round for Virginia in thetournament. Mike Mitchell shot an even-par 72 in the first round onSaturday, but shot 77-75 the last two rounds, finishing one shot behindDriscoll in a tie for 34th place. Steve Marino and Cameron Yancey finishedtied for 58th, while Andrea Brotto finished 75th.

Clemson and Georgia finished the 54-hole event tied at 869, forcing aplayoff. Clemson clinched the title on the second playoff hole, the527-yard par-5 9th after both teams posted four pars on the first playoffhole.

Team Results                              Top-10 Individuals 1. Clemson                 869 (+5)**    1. Steve Scott, Florida               211 (-5)** 2. Georgia                 869 (+5)      2. Michael Morrison, Georgia          211 3. South Carolina          871           3. Kyle Thompson, South Carolina      213 4. Florida                 877           4. Scott Volpitto, TCU                214 5. Duke                    885              Jonathan Byrd, Clemson             214    Texas Christian         885              Robert Duck, Augusta State         214 7. Augusta State           886           7. Chris Emanuel, Ohio State          215 8. East Tennessee State    888           8. Eamonn Brady, East Tenn. State     216 9. Georgia Tech            890           9. Grady Girard, TCU                  21710. Ohio State              892          10. Blake Adams, Ga. Southern          21711. Furman                  895              Michael Capone, Wake Forest        21712. Wake Forest             902              Mike Christensen, Duke             21713. Georgia Southern        906              ** won playoff    N.C. State              90615. Virginia                907          Virginia finishers:** won playoff                           T27.    James Driscoll    223 (+7)     (75-71-77)                                         T34.    Mike Mitchell     224 (+8)     (72-77-75)                                         T58.    Steve Marino      230 (+14)     (73-76-81)                                         T58.    Cameron Yancey    230 (+14)     (76-76-78)                                          75.    Andrea Brotto     247 (+31)     (84-81-82)
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