McLoughlin's 68 Lifts UVa Golfers
March 13, 2006
Myrtle Beach, SC – Junior Eamonn McLoughlin posted the best single-round score of his career to help the Virginia men’s golf team finish ninth at Coastal Carolina’s General Hackler Invitational at the TPC of Myrtle Beach.
McLoughlin carded a 4-under 68 during Monday’s final round to finish fourth overall at 2-under 214. The Hackler Invitational was McLoughlin’s best tournament outing in terms of both finish and 54-hole score. His final score tied as the best single-round effort during the 54-hole tournament. North Florida’s Mike Giammaresi also shot 68 during the final round.
Paced by McLoughlin’s effort, Virginia shot 2-over 290 over the final 18 holes. It was the third best team score of the day in the field of 15 teams. The Cavaliers moved up three spots to ninth with a final score of 892. East Tennessee State ran away from the field with a 10-shot victory at 867. Coastal Carolina was second at 877. Only six strokes separated the teams that finished between third (Pepperdine, 887) and 10th (North Florida, 893).
McLoughlin was not the only Cavalier to post a top-10 finish. Daniel Kefale shot even-par 72 during the final round to place eighth at 2-over 218.
Carter Henderson shot 1-under 71 to finish 34th for the Cavaliers at 226. Conrad Von Borsig was 67th at 235 while Brad Tilley finished 69th at 237. John Fizer, playing as a non-scoring individual was 73rd at 239.
Pepperdine’s Alex Coe took medalist honors by finishing at 6-under 210. East Tennessee State’s Rhys Davies was second at 211.
The Cavaliers return to South Carolina for their next tournament March 26-28 for the Hootie at Bulls Bay in Charlestown.
General Hackler Invitational
TPC of Myrtle Beach
Par 72, 6,950 Yards
1. East Tennessee State 286-289-292-867 2. Coastal Carolina 288-292-297-877 3. Pepperdine 297-292-298-887 4. Florida State 292-296-300-888 4. Virginia Tech 297-297-294-888 6. Texas Tech 303-295-293-891 6. Kansas State 299-290-302-891 6. Arkansas 294-300-297-891 9. Virginia 298-304-290-89210. North Florida 306-298-289-89311. Notre Dame 296-297-303-89611. UNC Wilmington 302-307-287-89613. Toledo 293-308-303-90414. Illinois 295-302-311-90815. Michigan State 317-300-297-914
Top Individuals1. Alex Coe, Pepperdine 70-71-69-2102. Rhys Davies, ETSU 69-70-72-2113. Jordan Findlay, ESTSU 70-70-73-2134. Eamonn McLoughlin, Virginia 72-74-68-2145. Scott Gutafson, Notre Dame 70-70-75-2155. Gareth Shaw, ETSU 70-75-70-2157. Cameron Hooper, Coastal Carolina 71-72-74-2178. Daniel Kefale, Virginia 72-74-72-2188. Patrick Nagle, Illinois 71-71-76-2188. Drew Weaver, Virginia Tech 72-75-71-218
Virginia Results 4. Eamonn McLoughlin 72-74-68-214 8. Daniel Kefale 72-74-72-21834. Carter Henderson 78-77-71-22667. Conrad Von Borsig 77-79-79-23569. Brad Tilley 77-80-80-23773. John Fizer* 83-78-78-239* Competed as an individual