McLoughlin Leads UVa Golfers to 8th Place Finish
March 7, 2006
Tallahasee, FL – Thanks to an eighth-place finish by junior Eamonn McLoughlin, the Virginia men’s golf team placed eighth at Florida State’s Seminole Intercollegiate. It was the team’s first event of the spring season.
Virginia shot 4-over 292 during Tuesday’s final round for a 54-hole total of 12-over 876. Coastal Carolina took advantage of a poor final-round by 11th-ranked East Tennessee State to grab the championship with a 13-under score of 851. The Buccaneers led after the first two rounds before shooting 13-over 301 Tuesday to fade to fourth.
McLoughlin’s performance was his best collegiate finish, topping the 12th-place showing he had as a freshman at the Furman Invitational. In three tournaments last fall McLoughlin did not finish higher than 47th. His 2-under 214 marked the best tournament score in his career and was 10 shots better than any of his three outings last fall. His 1-under 71 was the Hoos’ best final-round score.
Andrea Signor posted the Cavaliers’ second best score at 2-over 218 to finish 19th. Brad Tiley was 25th at 219 and Conrad Von Borsig placed 44th at 225. Daniel Kefale rounded out UVa’s scoring with a 228 to place 52nd.
NC State’s Stephen Lewton won a playoff against Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson for medalist honors. Lewton shot 5-under 67 during the final round to tie Johnson at 13-under 206. North Carolina’s Martin Ureta was third at 207.
The Cavaliers return to the links March 12-13 for the Jim Hackler Invitational played in Myrtle Beach.
Golden Eagle Country Club
Par 72, 6,635 Yards
1. Coastal Carolina 286-279-286-851 2. North Carolina State 291-283-284-858 3. North Carolina 283-292-284-859 4. East Tennessee State 282-278-301-861 5. Mississippi 292-289-287-868 5. Mississippi State 288-290-290-868 7. Central Florida 292-288-291-871 8. Virginia 293-291-292-876 9. Northwestern 290-294-297-88110. Vanderbilt 297-293-292-88211. Florida State 295-292-297-88412. Col. of Charleston 297-289-300-88613. UAB 303-303-295-900
Top Individuals1. Stephen Lewton*, NC State 70-66-67-2032. Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina 66-67-70-2033. Martin Ureta, North Carolina 69-66-72-2074. David Marino, Mississippi 71-70-70-2114. Noah Goldman, Mississippi State 71-72-68-2116. Rhys Davies, ETSU 70-69-73-2127. Joachim Fourquet, Coastal Carolina 74-69-70-2138. Eamonn McLoughlin, Virginia 71-72-71-2148. Luke List, Vanderbilt 70-73-71-2148. Giwon Suh, UCF 69-71-74-2148. Kyle Davis, UCF 73-73-68-214* Won playoff for medalist honors