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Richmond, VA – The 19th-ranked Virginia men’s golf team is tied for third after the first two rounds of play at the VCU Shootout taking place at Hermitage Country Club in Richmond. Virginia posted scores of 1-under 287 and 6-over 294 for a 36-hole total of 5-over 581. The Cavaliers first-round score was the second best of the day. UVa is tied with VCU for third place.

UNC Wilmington grabbed the early lead by shooting 7-under 281 during Monday’s morning round and followed that up with a 290 in the afternoon. The Seahawks’ first-day total of 571 is nine shots ahead of second-place Wake Forest.

Virginia was led by the steady play of sophomore Ben Kohles who posted rounds of 3-under 69 and 1-over 73. He is tied for seventh place at 2-under 142. Kohles’ score during the first 18 holes marked the third consecutive round he has shot in the 60s. His opening round featured two birdies, an eagle and one bogey.

UVa’s Will Collins is in 17th place along with teammate Amory Davis at 1-over 145. Collins had rounds of 73 and 72 while Davis shot 70 and 75. Bruce Woodall is 40th overall at 149. He shot 75 and 74. Steven Rojas rounded out the Cavalier team scorers with a 156 to place him 74th overall. Cole Willcox, playing as an individual, is 29th at 148. Gregor Orlando, also playing as a non-team scoring individual, is 64th at 154.

Wake Forest’s Brendan Gielow leads the field at 7-under 137 that included rounds of 70 and 67.

Tuesday’s final round is scheduled for an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.

VCU Shootout

Par-72, 6,955 yards

Hermitage Country Club

Richmond, Va.

Second Round Results

1. UNC Wilmington 281-290-571

2. Wake Forest 294-286-580

3. Virginia 287-294-581

3. VCU 298-283-581

5. Richmond 299-285-584

6. Virginia Tech 291-294-585

7. Iowa 297-291-588

7. Penn State 300-288-588

9. East Carolina 297-293-590

10. UNC Greensboro 299-293-592

11. Wichita State 293-300-593

12. Charlotte 298-296-594

13. Maryland 296-306-602

14. Mercer 309-298-607

Individual Leaders

1. Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest 70-67-137

2. Robert Hoadley, UNC Greensboro 70-69-139

3. Corey Nagy, Charlotte 69-71-140

4. T.J. Howe, Penn State 73-68-141

4. Blake Redmond, Virginia Tech 72-69-141

4. Derek Wallace, UNC Wilmington 68-73-141

7. Evan Boyer, VCU 71-71-142

7. Lanto Griffin, VCU 70-72-142

7. Ben Kohles, Virginia 69-73-142

7. Vincent Nadeau, VCU 74-68-142

Virginia Results

7. Ben Kohles 69-73-142

17. Will Collins 73-72-145

17. Amory Davis 70-75-145

29. Cole Willcox* 74-74-148

40. Bruce Woodall 75-74-149

64. Gregor Orlando* 78-76-154

74. Steven Rojas 77-79-156

* Playing as individual

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