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Statesboro, GA – Virginia senior men’s golfer Ben Kohles used a second-round score of 6-under 66 to stay in first place at the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. Kohles’ two-day total of 13-under 131 is one shot ahead of Alabama’s Cory Whitsett. During Sunday’s final round, Kohles will attempt to win his second tournament in three weeks and the seventh during his career.

Thanks in part to Kohles’ score, Virginia climbed to second place after the second round. The 26th-ranked Cavaliers shot 8-under 275 for a two-day total of 558, one shot ahead of second-ranked Auburn. Alabama, which shot 20-under 268 Friday, put even more distance on the field with a second-round score of 269. After 36 holes the Crimson Tide leads the event at 39-under 537.

UVa’s Ben Rusch continues to stay in the top-10 with Kohles. He shot 1-under 71 Saturday and is in ninth place at 5-under 139. Freshman Denny McCarthy rebounded from an opening round 76 to shoot 4-under 68 and move up to 31st at 144. Bruce Woodall, Ji Soo Park and Mac McLaughlin are all tied for 56th at 148. Woodall carded a 70 during the second round while Park shot 74. McLaughlin, who is playing as a non-scoring individual, posted a score of 76.

The final round of The Schenkel is set for Sunday. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.

Schenkel Invitational
Forest Heights Country Club
Statesboro, GA
Par-72, 6,962 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results
1. Alabama 268-269-537
2. Virginia 283-275-558
3. Auburn 282-277-559
4. Florida 280-285-565
4. UAB 286-279-565
6. Mississippi 280-286-566
7. South Carolina 293-277-570
8. North Florida 286-285-571
9. Kentucky 286-286-572
10. Notre Dame 289-293-582
11. Minnesota 300-284-584
12. NC State 301-286-587
13. Georgia Southern 296-292-588
14. Vanderbilt 304-287-591

Individual Leaders
1. Ben Kohles, Virginia 65-66-131
2. Cory Whitsett, Alabama 67-65-132
3. Blayne Barber, Auburn 66-67-133
4. Justin Thomas, Alabama 66-68-134
5. Bobby Wyatt, Alabama 66-69-135
6. Hunter Hamrick, Alabama 69-67-136
7. Joe David, Mississippi 66-71-137
7. Blake Morris, Mississippi 68-69-137

Virginia Results
1. Ben Kohles 65-66-131
9. Ben Rusch 68-71-139
31. Denny McCarthy 76-68-144
56. Bruce Woodall 78-70-148
56. Ji Soo Park 74-74-148
56. Mac McLaughlin* 72-76-148
* Playing as a non-scoring individual

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