Men's Golf Fifth at LSU Tournament
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)