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March 9, 2015

Aiken, S.C. – The No. 19 Virginia men’s golf team is in third place following the opening two rounds of play at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invite in Aiken, S.C. The Cavaliers shot back-to-back rounds of 4-under 276 for a first-day total of 552 at the par-70 Palmetto Golf Club. South Carolina, ranked No. 8, leads the 18-team field at 14-under 546, one shot ahead of Clemson.

Virginia was led Monday by freshman Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) and senior Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.). They finished the first day tied for third place at 6-under 134. Walker had rounds of 70 and 6-under 64 while McCarthy shot 65 and 69. Walker’s second round score was his lowest as a collegiate player. His round included eight birdies and two bogeys.

Walker and McCarthy trail tournament leader, Scott Wolfes of Georgia Southern, by two strokes.

UVa sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) is in 31st place at 141. He posted scores of 69 and 72. Sophomore Kyle Kochevar (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) finished the round in 42nd place at 143 and senior Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) is 54th at 145. Kochevar shot 72 and 71 while Park recorded scores of 73 and 72.

The final round of the tournament will be played Tuesday with teams teeing off at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Live scoring is online at

Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invite
Palmetto Golf Club
Aiken, S.C.
Par 70, 6,617 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results 1. South Carolina   270-276-546 2. Clemson          282-265-547 3. Virginia         276-276-552 4. Kennesaw State   278-279-557 5. GRU Augusta      278-281-559 5. Idaho            278-281-559 7. Furman           281-279-560 8. Liberty          286-276-562 9. Georgia Southern 285-279-56410. Wofford          282-284-56611. Maryland         289-280-56912. Presbyterian     291-282-57313. Wisconsin        286-288-57414. USC Aiken        295-281-57614. Loyola (Md.)     295-281-57616. Francis Marion   287-293-58017. Elon             293-292-58518. Western Carolina 298-294-592
Individual Leaders1. Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern 67-65-1322. Aaron Cockerill, Idaho 66-67-1333. Will Starke, South Carolina 65-69-1343. Cody Proveaux, Clemson 71-63-1343. Danny Walker, Virginia 70-64-1343. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 65-69-134
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