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Galloway, NJ The Virginia men’s golf team got off to an impressive start during the first round of play at the NCAA East Regional Championship. The Cavaliers, seeded ninth in the 14-team field, shot 14-over 298 on the very tough Galloway National Golf Club course to finish the opening day in third place. Virginia trails No. 20 Tennessee by two shots and is a single-stroke behind No. 27 Wake Forest. The top five teams from the three-day tournament will advance to the NCAA Championships.

UVa junior Kyle Stough is tied for second after the first round at 1-over 72. He and Wake Forest’s Lee Bedford and Clemson’s Kyle Stanley trail Tennessee’s Darren Renwick by one shot at the top of the leaderboard. No player in the 75-man field managed to break par. Stough stood 3-over after his first eight holes and then managed to fire off three birdies over a four-hole stretch to get back to even. He bogeyed No. 13 before finishing with five straight pars.

Cavalier freshman Ben Kohles also had a solid first day finishing with a 3-over 74. He is tied for seventh place on the leaderboard. Senior Conrad Von Borsig is in 14th place with a 75 while Will Collins round out the UVa scoring with a 77 to figure 23. Bruce Woodall shot 87 and is in 68th place.

“I’m really proud of our guys because for the first 14 holes today, they played as well as any team in the country,” said UVa coach Bowen Sargent. “They played with poise and they gambled when the opportunities were there. We leaked some oil coming in on those final four holes, and that’s disappointing, but that is a really tough stretch and the winds were picking up a lot as we were finishing today. For the first day, we put ourselves in a good position.”

Par proved to be a good score on the par-71, 7,022-yard Galloway National course. Virginia and Wake Forest managed 12 birdies each, the most of any of the teams in the field. The Cavaliers managed to finish above six teams currently ranked above them in the Golfstat rankings including No. 10 Alabama (303), No. 15 Illinois (307) and top-seeded Clemson (310).

The Cavaliers will tee off at 9:40 a.m. for their second round in the 54-hole event. Live scoring is online at

In addition to the East Regional, there are five other regional sites that will fill the field for the NCAA Championships.

NCAA East Regional Championship
Galloway National Golf Club
Galloway, NJ
Par-71, 7,022 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
1. Tennessee (20) 296
2. Wake Forest (27) 297
3. Virginia 298
4. Alabama (10) 303
5. Illinois (15) 307
6. Clemson (3) 310
7. Colorado State (34) 311
8. Kent State (39) 312
9. Minnesota 314
10. VCU 315
11. Penn State 319
11. Coastal Carolina (47) 319
13. Sacred Heart 322
14. Columbia 355
Number in parenthesis is Golfstat ranking

Individual Leaders
1. Darren Renwick Tennessee 71
2. Lee Bedford, Wake Forest 72
2. Kyle Stanley, Clemson 72
2. Kyle Stough, Virginia 72
5. Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest 73
5. David Holmes, Tennessee 73
7. Spencer Cole, Alabama 74
7. Dustin Groves, Wake Forest 74
7. Hunter Hamrick, Alabama 74
7. Ben Kohles, Virginia 74
7. Scott Langley, Illinois 74
7. Garrick Porteous, Tennessee 74
7. Dan Woltman, Wisconsin 74

2. Kyle Stough 72
7. Ben Kohles 74
14. Conrad Von Borsig 75
23. Will Collins 77
68. Bruce Woodall 87

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