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March 26, 2006

Awendaw, SC – The Virginia men’s golf team got off to a solid start and is 11th place in the 15-team field at Hootie at Bull’s Bay. The Cavaliers are just five shouts out of fifth place in the field that features 11 teams ranked in the current Golfweek top-50 poll.

The Cavaliers shot 9-over 297 and are tied with Vanderbilt. Wake Forest, with three golfers finishing in the top five of stroke play during the opening day, tops the field at 13-under 275. South Carolina, ranked 30th, was the only other team to break par and trails the 34th-ranked Deacons by four strokes at 279.

North Carolina, ranked 16th, is third at 288 while Central Florida is fourth at 289. UVa’s opening round score was better than 27th-ranked NC State (298), 22nd-ranked Alabama (299) and 48th-ranked LSU (300).

Virginia was led by the play of Brad Tilley who is in 19th place at 1-over 73. Tilley birdied his first and last holes with one bogie during his round that featured 15 pars.

Eamonn McLoughlin is second for the Cavaliers at 25th. He also started with a birdie but then suffered a 10 on his fourth hole, the par-five 13th. McLoughlin, who has led Virginia during its last two tournaments, rallied with three birdies and just one more bogie to finish at 2-over 74.

Daniel Kefale provided the top highlight for Virginia by starting his round with an eagle three on the par-five 10th hole. He is 59th at 78 while Carter Henderson is 41st at 76 and Conrad Von Borsig is 65th at 79.

South Carolina’s Erik Tage Johansen and Wake Forest’s Doug Manchester share first place at 5-under 67. The Deacons’ Webb Simpson is alone in third place at 68.

The 54-hole tournament continues Monday and Tuesday. Live scoring updates are on the Internet at

Hootie at Bulls Bay
First Round Results
Bull’s Bay Golf Course
Par 71, 7,229 yards
Awendaw, SC

Team Results

1. Wake Forest 275 2. South Carolina 279 3. North Carolina 288 4. Central Florida 289 5. Kentucky 292 6. Clemson 293 6. Col. of Charleston 293 6. Florida State 293 9. Auburn 296 9. Augusta State 29611. Virginia 29711. Vanderbilt 29713. NC State 29814. Alabama 29915. LSU 300

Top Individuals1. Erik Tage Johansen, South Carolina 671. Doug Manchester, Wake Forest 673. Webb Simpson, Wake Forest 684. Jonas Blixt, Florida State 694. Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest 696. Florian Fritsch, South Carolina 706. Jonathan Jackson, North Carolina 706. Luke List, Vanderbilt 706. Jamie Miller, Augusta State 706. Sonny Nimkhum, UCF 736. Martin Urtta, North Carolina 736. Andy Winings, Kentucky 73

Virginia Results19. Brad Tilley 7325. Eamonn McLloughlin 7441. Carter Henderson 7659. Daniel Kefale 7865. Conrad Von Borsig 79

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