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Awendaw, SC – The 24th-ranked Virginia men’s golf team is in fourth place after the opening 18 holes of play at the Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Awendaw, S.C. The Cavaliers shot 1-under 287 and trail tournament leaders Kentucky and Auburn by two shots.

Virginia freshman Ji Soo Park turned in the tourney’s best opening round score, shooting 3-under 69. He is one shot ahead of eight players tied for second at 2-under 70, including teammate Ben Kohles. Park had three birdies and no bogeys in recording the lowest round of his career.

UVa’s Denny McCarthy is in 25th place at 73, Ben Rusch is 49th at 75 and Bruce Woodall is 59th at 76.

The second round of the tournament is set for Monday with the final round Tuesday. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.

Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
Bulls Bay Golf Club
Awendaw, S.C.
Par-72, 7,363 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
1. Kentucky 285
1. Auburn 285
3. LSU 286
4. Virginia 287
5. Texas A&M 289
6. North Carolina 290
7. South Carolina 291
7. NC State 291
9. Mississippi 292
10. Maryland 293
11. Augusta State 294
11. Wofford 294
13. Col. of Charleston 295
14. Wake Forest 298
15. Wisconsin 301

Individual Leaders
1. Ji Soo Park, Virginia 69
2. Lee Bedford, Wake Forest 70
2. Niclas Carlsson, Auburn 70
2. Smylie Kaufman, LSU 70
2. Ben Kohles, Virginia 70
2. Michael McGowan, North Carolina 70
2. Cameron Peck, Texas A&M 70
2. David Snyder, Kentucky 70
2. Sang Yi, LSU 70

Virginia Results
1. Ji Soo Park 69
2. Ben Kohles 70
25. Denny McCarthy 73
49. Ben Rusch 75
59. Bruce Woodall 76

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