UVa Finishes 2nd Round at NCAAs in 25th Place
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Toledo, Ohio – The Virginia men’s golf team completed its second round of play at the NCAA Championships Thursday morning in 25th place at 35-over 603. The Cavaliers shot 13-over 297 during the second round, an improvement of nine strokes over their opening 18-hole score at the Inverness Club in Toledo.
Virginia’s second round was suspended at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday night due to darkness after the tournament experienced a four-hour and 25-minute delay due to inclement weather. The Cavaliers are scheduled to start their final round of stroke play at 4:07 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The third round is running three hours behind schedule due to the delays caused by the weather. Virginia will have to complete its third round Friday morning because play will be stopped at approximately 9 p.m. due to darkness.
Following the conclusion of the 54 holes of stroke play, the top eight teams will advance to a head-to-head match play format to determine the team champion. The NCAA individual champion will be the winner of the stroke play competition.
UVa senior Conrad Von Borsig, playing in his first NCAA Championship, turned in UVa’s best second round score. He carded a 1-over 72 to move up to 105th place at 10-over 152. After returning to the course to restart play at 6:45 a.m., Von Borsig double-bogeyed the par-3 third hole when his tee shot rolled into the water right of the pin. He rebounded with a birdie on the fourth hole, made bogey on number five and then finished his round with four pars.
“He’s a senior and has played a lot of golf for us over the last four years, so we have an expectation that he can carry the team at times,” said Virginia coach Bowen Sargent. “It was good to see him bounce back and play better today.”
Freshman Ben Kohles continues to lead UVa on the leaderboard. He shot 4-over 75 for the second straight round to stand 80th at 150. Junior Kyle Stough carded a 74 for a two-round total of 151. He is in 94th place. Sophomore Will Collins is one shot behind Von Borsig at 153 and is 18th. Freshman Bruce Woodall shot 77 for the second straight day and is 125th at 154.
“We didn’t play that great this morning when we came back out,” said Virginia coach Bowen Sargent. “We kind of got hung up on the toughest part of the course there when we had to stop play. We were on the three, four, five and six holes this morning, and that part of the course has played the toughest so far. Anytime you do that, it’s a tough stretch to restart on, but that’s golf. It was calm and the greens were soft this morning, we were just not able to take advantage of it.”
Oklahoma State leads the field at even par 568 after 36 holes. Georgia is five shots behind the Cowboys at 573. Texas A&M is third at 574 and Arizona State is fourth at 575.
Georgia’s Russell Henley, San Diego’s Alex Ching and NC State’s Matt Hill lead the individuals through two rounds at 4-under 138.
“We’ll go back and rest for a while and then come back out here and hopefully put up a good round,” Sargent said. “We haven’t done that yet and hopefully we have one in us.”
Live scoring of the event is online at Golfstat.com.
Par-71, 7,255 yards
Second Round Results
1. Oklahoma State (4) 288-280-568
2. Georgia (1) 288-285-573
3. Texas A&M (12) 298-276-574
4. Arizona State (14) 294-281-575
5. Washington (6) 293-286-579
6. Arkansas (9) 297-283-580
7. Michigan (45) 296-285-581
8. Duke (42) 297-285-582
9. UCF (23) 300-283-583
9. Tennessee (20) 294-289-583
11. TCU (16) 299-285-584
12. USC (2) 305-281-586
12. Georgia Tech (7) 301-285-586
12. San Diego 293-293-586
12. Alabama (10) 298-297-589
16. Chattanooga (28) 292-297-589
17. Illinois (15) 299-291-590
18. South Carolina (13) 305-286-591
19. Texas Tech (17) 303-292-595
20. Iowa 301-296-597
20. Florida (8) 310-287-597
22. Oregon (35) 306-293-599
23. UCLA (19) 306-295-601
24. Northwestern 298-304-602
25. Virginia (47) 306-297-603
25. Stanford (5) 305-298-603
27. Ohio State 294-310-604
28. Wake Forest (27) 302-304-606
29. Texas (24) 308-300-608
30. Arizona (36) 310-302-612
Number in parenthesis is Golfstat ranking
1. Alex Ching, San Diego 70-68-138
1. Russell Henley, Georgia 71-67-138
1. Matt Hill, NC State* 69-69-138
4. Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M 72-67-139
5. Tom Hoge, TCU 70-70-140
5. Lion Kim, Michigan 72-68-140
5. Scott Pinckney, Arizona State 73-67-140
5. Michael Quagliano, Duke 73-67-140
5. Nick Taylor, Washington 70-70-140
10. Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State 72-69-141
10. David Holmes, Tennessee 70-71-141
10. Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State 72-69-141
10. Trent Leon, Oklahoma State 71-70-141
10. Alexander Sitompul, Michigan 72-69-141
10. Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech 74-67-141
80. Ben Kohles 75-75-150
94. Kyle Stough 77-74-151
105. Conrad Von Borsig 80-72-152
118. Will Collins 77-76-153
125. Bruce Woodall 77-77-154