Stanger Leads UVa at Schenkel with Fourth-Place Finish
March 16, 2014
Statesboro, Ga. – The No. 7 Virginia men’s golf team finished fourth at the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga., behind a third-place finish from freshman Jimmy Stanger. It marked the fourth time in five outings this season the Cavaliers have managed at least a fourth-place finish.
The Cavaliers shot 293 during Sunday’s final round for a three-day total of 4-over 868. Virginia tied with Texas for fourth place. Host school Georgia Southern won the event at 14-under 850 while UAB was second at 858 and UCF was third at 862.
Stanger shot 1-over 73 Sunday for a 54-hole total of 4-under 212. His finish and tournament score were the best of his career and marked the second top-10 showing for him this season.
Denny McCarthy used a final round 72 to place 20th at 1-over 217. Derek Bard, Ben Rusch and Nick McLaughlin all tied for 40th at 6-over 222. Bard and McLaughlin shot 76 on Sunday, while Rusch finished with a 72. , competing as an individual, was 32nd at 221.
Georgia Southern’s Scott Wolfes won the event at 7-under 209. He was one of three Georgia Southern players to finish in the top four.
The Cavaliers return to play March 23-25 at the Hootie @Bull Bay tournament in Charleston, S.C.
Forest Heights Country Club
Par 72, 6,962 yards
1. Georgia Southern 286-276-288-850 2. UAB 285-281-292-858 3. UCF 294-279-289-862 4. Virginia 290-285-293-868 4. Texas 290-283-295-868 6. Col. of Charleston 290-277-302-869 7. Georgia State 301-273-297-871 8. Mississippi 290-293-292-875 9. North Florida 291-278-307-87610. NC State 292-293-296-88111. Kentucky 294-292-296-88212. Duke 297-294-295-88613. Florida 297-293-300-89014. North Texas 309-296-293-89815. Maryland 299-303-302-904
Individual Leaders1. Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern 71-70-68-2092. Martin Rohwer, UAB 72-66-73-2113. Jimmy Stanger, Virginia 72-67-73-2124. Henry Mabbett, Georgia Southern 70-72-71-2134. Will Evans, Georgia Southern 69-71-73-213
Virginia Results 3. Jimmy Stanger 72-67-73-21220. Denny McCarthy 70-75-72-21732. David Pastore* 75-71-75-22140. Derek Bard 75-71-76-22240. Ben Rusch 74-76-72-22240. Nick McLaughlin 74-72-76-222* Competing as an individual