UVa Continues Strong Play with Third-Place Finish at The Schenkel
Statesboro, Ga. – The No. 20 Virginia men’s golf team continued its streak of top-five finishes Sunday with a third-place showing at the 31st annual Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 865 during the 54-hole tournament to finish three shots behind first-place Auburn and two strokes behind runner-up North Florida.
Virginia has placed in the top five of all seven tournaments this year and the Schenkel was the fifth time this season the Cavaliers have posted a top-three result.
Will Collins and Ben Kohles both turned in top-10 performances to top UVa. Collins was sixth overall at 3-under 213. He shot even par 72 Sunday in windy, rainy conditions. His score was his best tournament total this season and the first top-10 finish for him this year.
Kohles shot 1-under 71 during the final round to finish 10th at 1-under 215. He has placed in the top-10 in six of seven tournaments this season. Steven Rojas was 20th at 2-over 218 and Amory Davis was 49th at 8-over 224. Kyle Stough withdrew before the final round due to an injury. He stood at 5-over after the first 36 holes.
The Schenkel field included 10 teams that are ranked in the top 50 of Golfstat’s current rankings. The Cavaliers finished ahead of ACC rivals NC State (7th at 872) and North Carolina (13th at 888) and eight teams from the SEC.
Virginia’s next tournament will be the Hootie @ Bulls Bay in Charleston, S.C. March 28-30.
Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational
Par-72, 6,962 yards
Forest Heights Country Club
1. Auburn 288-283-291-862
2. North Florida 285-279-299-863
3. Virginia 286-287-292-865
4. Alabama 292-288-288-868
5. Tennessee 299-291-281-871
5. Mississippi 287-290-294-871
7. NC State 289-286-297-872
8. Florida 294-297-284-875
9. LSU 291-289-297-877
10. South Carolina 293-293-292-878
11. Vanderbilt 291-291-299-881
12. Georgia Southern 292-289-302-883
13. North Carolina 300-288-300-888
14. Kentucky 295-293-301-889
15. Louisville 296-300-302-898
1. Jordan Gibb, North Florida 70-70-71-211
1. Hunter Hamrick, Alabama 73-68-70-211
1. Jonathan Randolph, Mississippi 70-69-72-211
4. J.C. Horne, North Florida 69-69-74-212
4. Kevin Phelan, North Florida 70-66-76-212
6. Logan Blondell, Ga Southern 71-68-74-213
6. Will Collins, Virginia 68-73-72-213
6. Kyle Kopsick, Auburn 72-69-72-213
6. Bank Vongvanij, Florida 69-72-72-213
10. Ben Kohles, Virginia 76-68-71-215
10. Will McCurdy, Auburn 73-70-72-215
6. Will Collins 68-73-72-213
10. Ben Kohles 76-68-71-215
20. Steven Rojas 73-72-73-218
49. Amory Davis 74-74-76-224
Kyle Stough 71-76-WD