UVa Men's Golfers Open Play at Northern Intercollegiate in Fourth Place
Sept. 6, 2013
Sugar Grove, Ill. – The Virginia men’s golf team finished the opening round of play at the Northern Intercollegiate in fourth place with a score of 1-over 289. Houston leads the 15-team field at 9-under 279 after the opening 18 holes of play at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
Freshman Jimmy Stanger led the Cavaliers during the first round by shooting 2-under 70 in his collegiate debut. Stanger is tied for seventh place. Junior Denny McCarthy is one shot behind him in 11th place while junior David Pastore is 19th at 72. Ji Soo Park shot 76 and stands 41st and Nick Tremps carded a round of 85 and is in 84th position.
McCarthy won the tournament last season for his first collegiate victory.
Kentucky’s David Snyder and Houston’s Blair Hamilton posted the best opening round scores of 5-under 67.
The second round of the tournament will be held Saturday and the final round is slated for Sunday.
Rich Harvest Farms
Sugar Grove, Ill.
Par-72, 7,236 yards
First Round Results
1. Houston 279 2. Liberty 281 3. Kentucky 286 4. Virginia 289 5. UCF 290 6. Ball State 293 7. Louisville 298 8. St. Mary’s (CA) 300 9. UT Arlington 30110. North Texas 30411. Indiana 30612. Ohio State 31113. Miami (Ohio) 31514. San Diego 32115. Northern Illinois 325
Individual Leaders1. David Snyder, Kentucky 671. Blair Hamilton, Houston 673. Stephen Powers, Kentucky 683. Ricardo Gouveia, UCF 683. Roman Robledo, Houston 68