UVa Golfers Open Spring with Fifth-Place Finish at John Burns Intercollegiate
Feb. 20, 2015
Lihu’e, Kaua’i, Hawaii – The 17th-ranked Virginia men’s golf team finished fifth at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Kaua’i, Hawaii. The Cavaliers shot 3-under 285 Friday for a 54-hole total of 13-over 877. California, ranked No. 23, won the tournament for the fifth consecutive year, finishing at 12-under 852.
Virginia was led by senior Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.), who placed eighth overall at 2-under 214. Park shot 3-under 69 during the final round of play.
Park’s 54-hole total matched his best tournament score as a collegiate. His finish was the fourth top-10 performance during his career and marked the first time he has led the team in scoring since the 2013 ACC tournament.
UVa sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) just missed out on a top-10 finish, shooting even par 216 to place 11th. He posted a final round effort of 2-under 216.
Senior Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) was 37th at 224 while freshman Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) was 43rd at 225 and sophomore Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) was 56th at 228. McCarthy shot 72 during Friday’s play while Walker finished the tournament with a 76 and Stanger completed play with a 74.
California’s Shotaro Ban won medalist honors at 8-under 208.
The tournament was Virginia’s first event of the spring. The Cavaliers return to play March 9-10 for the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C.
John Burns Intercollegiate
Wailua Golf Course
Lihu’e, Kaua’i, Hawaii
Par-72, 6,991 yards
Team Results 1. California 282-291-279-852 2. New Mexico 295-283-281-859 3. UNLV 287-291-290-868 4. Texas A&M 288-293-291-872 5. Virginia 291-301-285-877 6. Colorado State 293-305-285-883 7. Arizona 296-301-287-884 8. UTEP 289-306-290-885 9. Hawaii 293-306-290-88910. Washington State 295-308-288-89111. BYU 302-299-294-89512. Fresno State 302-303-295-90013. Long Beach State 294-308-301-90314. Hawaii-Hilo 304-306-297-90715. Santa Clara 308-303-296-90716. Hawaii (B) 313-311-305-92917. BYU-Hawaii 311-320-317-948
Individual Leaders1. Shotaro Ban, California 67-72-69-2082. John Oda, UNLV 69-70-71-2103. Kurt Kitayama, UNLV 70-71-70-211
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