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May 20, 2000

MOOSIC, Pa. – Senior James Driscoll finished in second place with an even 213 to pace Virginia to a ninth place finish in the NCAA East Regional at the Glenmaura National Golf Course. With the ninth place finish, the Cavaliers advance to the NCAA Golf Championship at the National Golf Course in Opelika, Alabama on May 31-June 3.

Driscoll shot rounds of 69-72-72 to finish one stroke behind medalist Michael Morrison of Georgia who finished at one-under par (69-74-69–212). Morrison moved into first place after Carl Petterson of N.C. State signed an incorrect scorecard and his final round score was disqualified.

Virginia’s Cameron Yancey finished in a tie for 14th place with a three-round score of 220, Steve Marino finished in a tie for 66th place (230), Justin Goodhue tied for 80th place (232) and Mike Mitchell finished in 109th place (264).

Clemson was the overall winner with 871. Virginia finished in a tie for ninth place with North Carolina at 895. In addition to Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia, two other ACC teams made the cut for the NCAA Championship in two weeks: Georgia Tech and Wake Forest. This will be Virginia’s first trip to the NCAA Championship since 1997 when the Cavaliers finished 23rd out of 30 teams.

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