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Note: This recap has been updated to reflect several scoring changes regarding UVa players.

Aiken, SC – The 17th-ranked Virginia men’s golf team is tied for third place after the first two rounds of the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate taking place in Aiken, S.C. at Palmetto Golf Club. Virginia finished Monday’s first day of play tied with Clemson at 11-over 571. Third-ranked Alabama leads the 18-team field at 565 while Liberty is second at 569.

Virginia used a strong second-round showing to move up the leaderboard. The Cavaliers shot 11-over 291 in Monday’s opening round and rebounded for an even-par 280 on the par-70 course in the afternoon.

Three Cavaliers managed to shoot 1-under 69 on their second trip around Palmetto Golf Club. Ben Rusch, Amory Davis and Bruce Woodall all shot 1-under during the second round. Rusch is in 10th place at 1-over 141 while Will Collins is in 14th place at 3-over 143. Collins led UVa during the morning with a 70. Davis is in 21st place at 144 while Woodall and Ben Kohles is tied for 35th at 147.

Alabama’s Bud Cauley used consecutive rounds of 4-under 66 to take the lead in stroke play at 8-under 132. A trio of players are tied for second at 138.

The final round of the tournament is scheduled for Tuesday. Virginia, Liberty and Alabama will be paired together and tee off starting at 10:40 a.m.

Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate
Par-70, 6,617 yards
Palmetto Golf Club
Aiken, SC

Second Round Results
1. Alabama 288-277-565
2. Liberty 285-284-569
3. Virginia 291-280-571
3. Clemson 285-286-571
5. Chattanooga 280-294-574
6. Vanderbilt 291-284-575
7. Akron 291-286-577
8. East Carolina 293-285-578
9. USC-Aiken 296-283-579
10. Wofford 292-290-582
11. Georgia Southern 296-291-587
12. Furman 306-286-592
13. Col. of Charleston 298-296-594
13. Elon 298-296-594
15. Maryland 298-298-596
16. Presbyterian 306-293-599
17. Kentucky 314-290-604
18. Francis Marion 310-301-611

Individual Leaders
1. Bud Cauley, Alabama 66-66-132
2. Harold Varner, East Carolina 71-67-138
2. Crawford Reeves, Clemson 69-69-138
2. Preston Dembowiak, Liberty 70-68-138
5. Adam Hofmann, Vanderbilt 70-69-139
5. Ryan Haselden, Vanderbilt 70-69-139
5. John Duke Hudson, Col. of Charleston 69-70-139
8. Chandler Brazeal, Wofford 70-70-140
8. Benni Weilguni, Chattanooga 67-73-140

Virginia Results
10. Ben Rusch 72-69-141
14. Will Collins 70-73-143
21. Amory Davis 75-69-144
26. Bruce Woodall 76-69-145
35. Ben Kohles 74-73-147

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