Davis Wins Bridgestone and Ties UVa Scoring Record
Greensboro, NC – Virginia junior Amory Davis tied the Virginia tournament scoring record while winning the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Sunday. Davis shot 5-under 67 during the final round to win the 54-hole event by one shot at 11-under 205. Davis’ total equaled the previous best tournament scoring record set by Jimmy Flippen in 1995, Steve Marino in 2001 and Jeremy Luce in 2003.
Davis 205 also toppled the event’s scoring record by a single stroke.
Davis helped the Cavaliers to a second-place finish in the 15-team tournament that wraps up UVa’s fall season. Virginia shot 7-under 281 during the final round to complete the tournament at 14-under 850. Georgia Tech finished seven shots ahead of UVa to win the team title.
The tournament marked the fifth time this fall the Cavaliers finished in the top four of a tournament. UVa’s score of 14-under-par was the best tournament total during sixth-year Bowen Sargent’s tenure at Virginia.
Davis’ victory was the first of his career and marked the second time this season a Cavalier has finished first at a tournament. Ben Kohles tied for first place at the season-opening Maryland Intercollegiate. Davis’ previous best tournament score was 207 at the VCU Shootout in 2008.
Davis bogeyed just four holes over the course of the tournament, recording 13 birdies and one eagle. He had six birdies and a single bogey during the final round.
“I just made more long putts than I have ever made before,” Davis said. “Seven of my putts were over 20 feet. I’ve never putted that good in my life from that distance. My short putting wasn’t nearly as good. I only had four bogeys and three of those were three-putts and the fourth was a three-putt from the fringe.”
Will Collins shot 68 during the final round, his best 18-hole score this season, to give the Cavaliers a big boost Sunday. Collins finished 15th overall at 2-under 214. Ben Kohles was 22nd at 215, including a 73 Sunday. Sophomore Bruce Woodall posted the best tournament score in his career, shooting 2-over 218, to place 30th. He shot 75 during the final round. Kyle Stough was 40th at 222, including a 73 Sunday.
“I’m very excited for Amory and the team,” Sargent said. “It was a tremendous fall season for us. To have two players win individual championships, that says a lot about the depth of this team. We were very consistent all semester. These guys have just done a tremendous job.”
Virginia managed to defeat four teams ranked in Golfstat’s top-30 during the event including No. 12 Tennessee, No. 16 Augusta State, No. 21 Duke and No. 30 Virginia Tech. UVa completed the fall with a head-to-head record of 60-9 in five tournaments.
UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate
Par-72, 7,217 yards
Forest Oaks Country Club
1. Georgia Tech 283-281-279-843
2. Virginia 289-280-281-850
3. Michigan 283-277-293-853
4. Augusta State 287-283-284-854
5. Tennessee 288-282-291-861
6. North Carolina 293-284-287-864
7. Virginia Tech 291-291-288-870
8. Michigan State 286-284-301-871
9. Duke 290-283-299-872
10. Purdue 289-287-300-876
11. Toledo 291-291-295-877
12. UNC Greensboro 284-296-301-881
13. VCU 288-291-304-883
13. Minnesota 293-291-299-883
15. Notre Dame 302-289-297-888
1. Amory Davis, Virginia 70-68-67-205
2. Jack Fields, North Carolina 72-63-71-206
2. Jack Newman, Michigan State 67-69-70-206
4. John Tyler Griffin, Georgia Tech 68-68-72-208
4. Mitchell Krywulycz, Augusta State 69-69-70-208
6. Lion Kim, Michigan 70-69-70-209
6. Henrik Norlander, Augusta State 70-70-69-209
6. Ben Pisani, Minnesota 68-69-72-209
9. Kyle Scott, Georgia Tech 71-68-71-210
10. Jack Schultz, Michigan 66-69-76-211
10. Matt Thompson, Michigan 73-67-71-211
1. Amory Davis 70-68-67-205
15. Will Collins 75-71-68-214
22. Ben Kohles 73-69-73-215
30. Bruce Woodall 71-72-75-218
40. Kyle Stough 75-74-73-222