Virginia Men's Golf Tied for 14th at NCAA East Regional
May 14, 1998
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. –
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The University of Virginia golf team is tied for 14th place after the first round of the 23-team NCAA East Regional Golf Tournament on Thursday (May 14). Clemson leads the tournament with a team score of 8-under-par 280. Florida and Georgia Tech are tied for second place at 284. Virginia and James Madison are tied for 14th with team scores of 299.
James Driscoll had the best round of the day for the Cavaliers. Driscoll shot a 1-under-par 71 on the Melrose Golf Course and is tied for 12th place in the individual competition.
Matt Kuchar of Georgia Tech shot an 8-under-par 64 to take the lead in the individual competition. Bill Sherman of Southeastern Louisiana, James Bunch of North Carolina State and Joey Maxon of Clemson are tied for second after rounds of 4-under-par 64.
Other scores for Virginia included a 74 by Cameron Yancey, a 76 by Andrea Brotto, a 78 by Lewis Chitengwa and an 81 by Mike Mitchell.
The 54-hole tournament continues through Saturday (May 16). The top 11 teams and two individuals will advance to the 1998 NCAA Championship Tournament scheduled for May 27-30 in Albuquerque, N.M.
1. Clemson 280 13. Wake Forest 2962. Florida 284 14. Virginia 299 Georgia Tech 284 James Madison 2994. Georgia 285 16. North Carolina 301 Southeastern Louisiana 285 17. Alabama-Birmingham 3046. South Carolina 286 Rhode Island 3047. Auburn 287 19. Central Connecticut 3058. North Carolina State 289 Penn State 3059. Augusta 290 21. Navy 30710.East Tennessee State 293 22. Seton Hall 320 Louisiana State 293 23. Connecticut 327 Florida State 293