UVa Men's Golfers Finish Second at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
Jonesborough, TN – The seventh-ranked Virginia men’s golf team placed second at the 15-team Bank of Tennessee @ Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough, Tenn. The Cavaliers managed to overtake NC State, which led the field after 36 holes by three shots, but Kent State used a final round score of 10-under to leap frog UVa for the title. The Golden Flashes finished at 5-over 869 while the Cavaliers were the runners up at 12-over 876.
Virginia, which shot 2-over 290 during the third round, finished ahead of four other ACC schools in the field.
The Cavaliers were led by the top-10 finishes of freshman Denny McCarthy and senior Ben Kohles. McCarthy shot 3-over 75 Sunday to tie for sixth at 2-over 218. Kohles fired 2-under 70 for the second consecutive day to move up to 10th at 3-over 219. It was the 19th top-10 finish of Kohles’ career, which ranks third among all UVa players.
Bruce Woodall was 18th at 221 including a 72 Sunday. Mac McLaughlin posted a final round 73 to improve to 43rd at 228. Ben Rusch shot 77 during the final round but did not have a finishing place. He had his second round score disqualified because he signed the wrong score card. Cory Siegfried, playing as an individual, was 67th at 237.
Missouri’s Jace Long and NC State’s Mark McMillen tied for first at 2-under 214.
The Cavaliers travel to Atlanta Oct. 23-25 to play at the U.S. Collegiate in their next outing.
Bank of Tennessee @ Blackthorn Club
Blackthorn Club at the Ridges
Par-72, 7,147 yards
1. Kent State 303-288-278-869
2. Virginia 295-291-290-876
3. Wake Forest 304-286-289-879
4. NC State 287-296-299-882
5. Memphis 298-289-298-885
6. Clemson 313-281-292-886
7. Missouri 296-299-296-891
8. UNC Wilmington 296-306-290-892
9. East Tennessee State 313-290-291-894
10. Tennessee 298-298-301-897
11. Virginia Tech 310-307-293-910
12. Villanova 310-298-304-912
12. Louisville 303-309-300-912
14. Toledo 308-301-307-916
15. Army 313-321-324-958
1. Jace Long, Missouri 71-72-71-214
1. Mark McMillen, NC State 68-72-74-214
3. Trevor Cone, Virginia Tech 74-72-70-216
3. Corey Conners, Kent State 75-71-70-216
3. Jonathan Fly, Memphis 74-69-73-216
6. Thomas Bass, UNCW 74-72-72-218
6. Evan Beck, Wake Forest 75-71-72-218
6. Albin Choi, NC Sate 72-70-76-218
6. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 71-72-75-218
6. Denny McCarthy 71-72-75-218
10. Ben Kohles 79-70-70-219
18. Bruce Woodall 73-76-72-221
43. Mac McLaughlin 82-73-73-228
–. Ben Rusch 72-DQ-77-na
67. Cory Siegfried* 77-82-78-237
* Competing as an individual