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Oct. 12, 2013

Johnson City, Tenn. – The 14th-ranked Virginia men’s golf team posted one of the lowest rounds in its history, shooting 16-under 272, to move into third place after 36 holes of play at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate. UVa enters Sunday’s final round at 9-under 567, three shots behind tournament leading Kent State.

Cavalier freshman Derek Bard shot 8-under 64 to move into a tie for first place after two rounds with a cumulative score of 9-under 135. Bard’s score was just one stroke shy of equaling the Virginia single-round scoring mark.

Junior Denny McCarthy also made a strong move on the leaderboard, shooting 6-under 66 to improve to sixth place at 5-under 139. Ben Rusch is in 29th place at 145, Ji Soo Park is 56th at 151 and Jimmy Stanger is 58th at 152.

Park shot 70, Rusch posted a score of 72 and Stanger finished the second round with a 74. , playing as an individual, is in 24th place at even par 144.

Virginia will tee off at 10:10 a.m. Sunday to start its final round. Live scoring is online at

Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
Blackthorn Club at the Ridges
Johnson City, Tenn.
Par-72, 7,147 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results

1. Kent State 285-279-564 2. Virginia Tech 284-282-566 3. Virginia 295-272-567 4. East Tennessee State 277-291-568 5. UNC Wilmington 288-284-572 6. Tennessee 290-283-573 6. Wake Forest 290-283-573 8. Memphis 288-288-576 9. Coastal Carolina 285-295-58010. Furman 292-292-58411. Missouri 295-291-58612. Army 296-292-58813. Penn State 305-295-60014. Villanova 327-318-645

Individual Leaders1. Derek Bard, Virginia 71-64-1351. Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech 67-68-1353. Thomas Birdsey, Wake Forest 67-70-1374. Oliver Goss, Tennessee 70-68-1384. Rhys Pugh, ETSU 66-72-138

Virginia Results 1. Derek Bard 71-64-135 6. Denny McCarthy 73-66-13924. Nick McLaughlin* 71-73-14429. Ben Rusch 73-72-14556. Ji Soo Park 81-70-15158. Jimmy Stanger 78-74-152* Competing as an individual

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