UVa Golfers Open Spring Break Trip with Third-Place Finish at Palmetto
March 10, 2015
Aiken, S.C. – The No. 19 Virginia men’s golf team finished third at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invite in Aiken, S.C., in the first of two spring break week tournaments. The Cavaliers shot even par 280 during Tuesday’s final round for a 54-hole total of 8-under 832. South Carolina, ranked No. 8, won the tournament by one stroke over Clemson. The Gamecocks finished at 15-under 825.
Freshman Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) was Virginia’s top finisher, tying for fourth at 6-under 204. He shot even par 70 during the final round. It was Walker’s best finish as a collegiate. His second round 6-under 64 was his lowest score this year and the second best by a Cavalier this season.
Senior All-American Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) shot 2-over 72 during the final round to place 11th overall at 4-under 206. UVa sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) and senior Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) posted UVa’s best final round totals, shooting 1-under 69. Bard placed 21st at even par 210 and Park was 31st at 214.
Sophomore Kyle Kochevar (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) was 42nd at 216. He recorded a 3-over 73 for his final 18 holes.
South Carolina’s Will Starke took medalist honors at 9-under 201.
The Cavaliers head to Florida for the second event this week. They will compete at Florida State’s Seminole Intercollegiate March 13-15.
Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invite
Palmetto Golf Club
Par 70, 6,617 yards
Team Results 1. South Carolina 270-276-279-825 2. Clemson 282-265-279-826 3. Virginia 276-276-280-832 3. Kennesaw State 278-279-274-832 5. GRU Augusta 278-281-282-841 5. Idaho 278-281-282-841 7. Liberty 286-276-281-845 8. Georgia Southern 285-279-293-857 9. Wofford 282-284-292-858 9. Maryland 289-280-289-85811. Francis Marion 287-293-281-86012. Furman 281-279-301-86113. USC Aiken 295-281-287-86314. Presbyterian 291-282-291-86415. Wisconsin 286-288-300-87416. Western Carolina 298-294-284-87616. Loyola (Md.) 295-281-300-87618. Elon 293-292-293-878
Individual Leaders1. Will Starke, South Carolina 65-69-67-2012. Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern 67-65-70-2022. Cody Proveaux, Clemson 71-63-68-2024. Mathieu Fenasse, Liberty 68-67-69-2044. Teremoana Beaucousin, Kennesaw State 68-69-67-2044. Bryce Howell, Furman 68-70-66-2044. Danny Walker, Virginia 70-64-70-204
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