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Toledo, Ohio – The Virginia men’s golf team completed its final round of play Friday morning at the NCAA Championships and finished the 54-hole event tied for 27th place. The 47th-ranked Cavaliers shot 17-over 301 in the final round and were 52-over 904 for the week at Toledo’s Inverness Club. UVa’s finish tied it with 26th-ranked Wake Forest in a tournament that turned into a marathon for the Cavaliers.

Due to a four-hour and 25-minute weather delay during Wednesday’s second round, Virginia’s golfers were forced to suspend their second and third rounds due to darkness at 9 p.m. each day and then pick up play the following morning by 7 a.m.

“Unfortunately we got the bad end of the draw for the second year in a row because of some weather,” said Virginia coach Bowen Sargent. “Last year at Purdue we had to be evacuated from the course because of a tornado warning. This year we had to come back twice the next day to restart rounds. That’s tough, but those are the breaks you get in golf. Hopefully we’ll be on the other side of it in the future.”

Cavalier sophomore Will Collins led the team during the final day of play with a 2-over 73. He finished the tournament in 96th place at 13-over 226.

Junior Kyle Stough, senior Conrad Von Borsig and freshman Bruce Woodall all shot 5-over 76 during the final round. Stough was UVa’s second-best finisher at 227 for 104th place. Von Borsig placed 113th at 228 and Woodall was 127th at 230. Freshman Ben Kohles, who led the team in scoring after 36 holes, carded an 82 to drop back to 136th at 232.

Four of UVa’s five competitors return from this year’s team that became the first in school history to make back-to-back appearances at the NCAA Championships. When the tournament field was announced, UVa was a No. 9 seed in one of the NCAA’s six regional championship sites.

“I think things have really turned around over the past two years,” Sargent said. “I think the program is headed in the right direction. We have a young team and coming to events like this, they gain a lot of experience that should pay off down the road.

“It is a great learning tool for these guys. To be able to compete at two championships of this nature at the end of the season, especially at a venue like this. They will learn and take forward a lot from this.”

Oklahoma State took top honors in stroke play (849), followed by Arizona State (862), USC (865), Arkansas (865), Washington (865), Michigan (868), Texas A&M (869) and Georgia (869). Those eight teams advanced to the match play portion of the tournament that takes place Friday and Saturday to determine the NCAA team champion.

Of the other ACC teams in the field, No. 8 Georgia Tech was 10th at 874 and No. 38 Duke was 14th at 878.

NC State’s Matt Hill won the individual championship at 6-under 207. The NCAA title was his eighth individual title this year for the Wolfpack. Clemson’s Kyle Stanley finished second at 4-under 209. Both of those players qualified as individuals after their teams failed to advance through regional play.

NCAA Championships
Inverness Club
Toledo, Ohio
Par-71, 7,255 yards
Final Stroke Play Results

Team Results
1. Oklahoma State (4) 288-280-281-849
2. Arizona State (14) 294-281-287-862
3. USC (2) 305-281-279-865
3. Arkansas (9) 297-283-285-865
3. Washington (6) 293-286-286-865
6. Michigan (45) 296-285-287-868
7. Texas A&M (12) 298-276-295-869
7. Georgia (1) 288-285-296-869
9. TCU (16) 299-285-289-873
10. Georgia Tech (7) 301-285-288-874
10. UCF (23) 300-283-291-874
12. Tennessee (20) 294-289-292-875
13. San Diego 293-293-291-877
14. Duke (42) 297-285-296-878
15. Alabama (10) 298-297-293-879
16. South Carolina (13) 305-286-294-885
17. Iowa 301-296-290-887
18. Chattanooga (28) 292-297-299-888
19. Florida (8) 310-287-292-889
20. Stanford (5) 305-298-288-891
21. Illinois (15) 299-291-302-892
22. Oregon (35) 306-293-298-897
23. Texas Tech (17) 303-292-305-900
23. UCLA (19) 306-295-299-900
25. Ohio State 294-310-297-901
26. Texas (24) 308-300-295-903
27. Wake Forest (27) 302-304-298-904
27. Virginia (47) 306-297-301-904
29. Northwestern 298-304-306-908
30. Arizona (36) 310-302-297-909
Number in parenthesis is Golfstat ranking

Individual Leaders
1. Matt Hill, NC State* 69-69-69-207
2. Kyle Stanley, Clemson 72-71-66-209
3. Ricky Fowler, Oklahoma State 72-70-68-210
3. Tom Glissmeyer, USC 74-70-66-210
5. Tom Hoge, TCU 70-70-70-210
0. Alexander Sitompul, Michigan 72-69-70-211
7. Blayne Barber, UCF 75-69-68-212
0. Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State 72-69-71-212
9. Brian Harman, Georgia 71-71-71-213
1. Russell Henley, Georgia 71-67-75-213
1. Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State 72-69-72-213
5. Nick Taylor, Washington 70-70-73-213
*Individual competitor

96. Will Collins 77-76-73-226
104. Kyle Stough 77-74-76-227
113. Conrad Von Borsig 80-72-76-228
127. Bruce Woodall 77-77-76-230
136. Ben Kohles 75-75-82-232

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