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June 26, 1998

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — University of Virginia golfer James Driscoll is one of eight men and four women golfers chosen to represent the United States in the 23rd Annual U.S/Japan Matches. The competition pits a team of U.S. collegiate all-stars against a squad of Japanese collegians. This years 54-hole tournament will be held from June 30-July 2 in Chiba, Japan.

Driscoll, a rising junior from Chestnut Hill, Mass., was ban All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection for the second consecutive season this year. He led the Cavaliers with a 72.45 stroke average, the second-best average in school history.

Driscoll represented UVa at the NCAA Championships, competing as an individual, but failed to make the cut after 36 holes.

Joining Driscoll on the U.S. team are Andy Barnes (Arizona), David Christensen (East Tennessee State), Ben Curtis (Kent State), Bill Lunde (UNLV), Bryan Martin (Skidmore), Wilfredo Morales (Columbus State) and Jeremy Parrott (Georgia). Steve Conley, the mens golf coach at Methodist College, is the coach of the U.S. team.

Cathryn Cusick (Alabama), Shauna Estes (Georgia), Angela Stanford (Texas Christian) and Caty Wilkinson (LSU) are the female representatives. Betty Palmer, the head womens golf coach at Alabama, is the coach of the U.S. womens team.ZNDSET.HP

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