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May 14, 1998


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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
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