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March 3, 2013

Dade City, Fla. – The Virginia men’s golf team opened its spring schedule by finishing the opening round of the USF Invitational in third place. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 289 at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla., and trail co-leaders South Carolina and NC State by two shots.

Cavalier sophomore Denny McCarthy led UVa with a 1-under 71 to end the first round in eighth place. Ji Soo Park and Alex Lloyd are tied for 11th place at even par 72 and Mac McLaughin and Nick McLaughlin are tied for 22nd at 2-over 74. The tournament is the first in Lloyd’s career.

Three players shot 4-under 68 to lead the field after the opening 18 holes including NC State’s Albin Choi, South Carolina’s Dykes Harbin and Kentucky’s Stephen Powers.

The second round of the tournament is set for Monday and the final round will be played Tuesday. Live scoring is online at

USF Invitational
Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club
Dade City, FL
Par-72, 7,060 yards
First Round Results

Team Results

1. South Carolina 287 1. NC State 287 3. Virginia 289 3. Mercer 289 5. Florida State 293 6. Kentucky 295 7. South Florida 296 7. Louisville 296 9. Kennesaw State 300 9. Eastern Michigan 300 9. Rice 30012. Middle Tennessee State 30412. Troy 30414. Cincinnati 30615. Marquette 30816. Wisconsin 31017. Depaul 312

Individual Leaders1. Albin Choi, NC State 681. Dykes Harbin, South Carolina 681. Stephen Powers, Kentucky 684. Logan Harrell, NC State 694. John Gregory Joseph, Mercer 69

Virginia Results 8. Denny McCarthy 7111. Ji Soo Park 7211. Alex Lloyd 7222. Mac McLaughlin 7422. Nick McLaughlin 74

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