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Manakin Sabot, VA – The 21st-ranked Virginia men’s golf team owns a three-shot lead following the first two rounds of play at the VCU Shootout taking place at Hermitage Country Club. The Cavaliers shot 2-under 286 during the morning round and then blitzed the course in the afternoon, shooting 15-under 273, for a 36-hole total of 17-under 559. Virginia Tech trails the Cavaliers by three strokes while East Carolina is in third place at 563.

UVa freshman Denny McCarthy trails Iowa State’s Scott Fernandez by one shot at the top of the leaderboard. McCarthy posted rounds of 2-under 70 and 6-under 66 for a first-day total of 8-under 136. Cavalier senior Ben Kohles, the two-time ACC player of the year, is in fourth place at 138. Kohles posted rounds of 73 and 65.

Senior Bruce Woodall is in 18th place at 1-under 143. He carded rounds of 72 and 71. Ben Rusch is in 28th place at 144 while Mac McLaughlin is 38th at 145. Cavalier freshman Ji Soo Park, playing as an individual is tied at 28th at 144 while Cory Siegfried, also playing as an individual, is 64th at 149.

Tuesday’s final round starts at 8:45 a.m. with a shotgun start. The Cavaliers will start on the first three holes while being paired with the Hokies and East Carolina.

VCU Shootout
Hermitage Country Club
Manakin Sabot, VA
Par-72, 6,955 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results
1. Virginia 286-273-559
2. Virginia Tech 280-282-562
3. East Carolina 283-280-563
4. Iowa State 280-284-564
5. Wichita State 287-279-566
6. Wake Forest 287-284-571
7. North Carolina 289-282-571
8. Charlotte 298-275-573
9. UNC Greensboro 280-297-577
10. Maryland 294-285-579
11. Richmond 295-285-580
12. VCU 295-287-582
13. Old Dominion 301-286-587
14. UNC Wilmington 297-292-589
15. James Madison 297-297-594

Individual Leaders
1. Scott Fernandez, Iowa State 66-69-135
2. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 70-66-136
3. Harold Varner, East Carolina 69-68-137
4. Ben Kohles, Virginia 73-65-138
4. Michael McGowan, North Carolina 70-68-138
4. Adam Stephenson, East Carolina 67-71-138
7. Charlie Harrison, Wake Forest 68-71-139
7. Mikey Moyers, Virginia Tech 70-69-139

Virginia Results
2. Denny McCarthy 70-66-136
4. Ben Kohles 73-65-138
18. Bruce Woodall 72-71-143
28. Ben Rusch 71-73-144
38. Mac McLaughlin 74-71-145
28. Ji Soo Park* 72-72-144
64. Cory Siegfried* 75-74-149
* Competing as an individual

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