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Sept. 20, 2014 Nashville, Tenn. – The Virginia men’s golf team finished the stroke play portion of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Challenge Cup in third place in the team’s second tournament of the season. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 285 during Saturday’s final round for a 54-hole total of 1-over 853. Georgia Tech took top honors at 848 while host Vanderbilt was second at 849. The tournament was played at The Golf Club of Tennessee

UVa was led by sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.), who finished fourth overall at 4-under 209. He posted a final round score of 2-under 69. It was the fourth top-10 finish for Bard during his career.

Senior All-American Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) turned in an 11th-place finish in his first event of the season. He shot even par 213, posting even par scores of 71 during every round.

Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) was 14th overall at 2-over 215. He shot 71 during Saturday’s play. Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) was 42nd at 225 and Austen Truslow (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.) was 46th at 227.

Georgia’s Lee McCoy took medalist honors at 8-under 205.

The Conference Challenge portion of the tournament will take place on Sunday, with teams from the ACC playing 18-hole matches against their similarly ranked opponent from the SEC. The conference that accumulates the most points on Sunday will be crowned the 2014 Collegiate Challenge Cup Champion.

Live scoring is online at

DICK’S Sporting Goods Challenge Cup
The Golf Club of Tennessee
Nashville, Tenn.
Par-71, 7,184 yards
Third Round Results

Team Results 1. Georgia Tech    290-272-286-848 2. Vanderbilt      280-284-285-849 3. Virginia        286-282-285-853 4. South Carolina  286-287-286-859 5. Georgia         292-280-289-861 6. Louisville      298-284-286-868 7. Clemson         289-285-297-871 8. Ole Miss        295-290-291-876 9. NC State        292-302-288-88210. Texas A&M       295-283-307-88511. Duke            296-287-304-88712. Missouri        295-301-295-891
Individual Leaders1. Lee McCoy, Georgia 67-69-69-2052. Will Starke, South Carolina 69-68-69-2063. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 74-67-67-208
Virginia Results 4. Derek Bard 70-70-69-20911. Denny McCarthy 71-71-71-21314. Ji Soo Park 73-71-71-21542. Jimmy Stanger 72-79-74-22546. Austen Truslow 78-70-79-227="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>
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