UVa Golfers Close Strong for Fourth-Place Finish at Hootie @Bulls Bay
March 31, 2015
Awendaw, S.C. – The No. 22 Virginia men’s golf team used a strong closing round to move up to a fourth-place finish at the Hootie @Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Awendaw, S.C. The Cavaliers shot 14-under 274 during Tuesday’s final round to close out the 15-team tournament at 12-under 852. UVa’s final round score was the second-best 18-hole total during the 54-hole tournament.
It was Virginia’s second best 18-hole score this season and marked the fourth time this year the Cavaliers have finished a tournament at least 12-under par.
UVa sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) led the Hoos’ charge with a final round score of 6-under 66. He placed fifth overall at 7-under 209. It was his fifth top-10 showing this season in nine tournament appearances.
Senior Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) used a final round 2-under 70 to improve to 22nd place with a score of 1-over 215. Sophomore Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.), who also shot 70 on Tuesday, was one stroke behind McCarthy in 29th place.
Freshman Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) posted a final-round effort of 4-under 68 for a 54-hole total of 6-over 222. He completed play in 50th place while senior Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) was 60th at 226.
Fifth-ranked South Carolina won the event at 26-under 838. The Gamecocks shot 17-under 271 during the final round.
Coastal Carolina’s Andrew Dorn, South Carolina’s Matthew NeSmith and New Mexico’s Gavin Green tied for first at 11-under 205.
The Hoos are off until April 18 when they compete in the Yale Intercollegiate.
Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
Bulls Bay Golf Club
Par 72, 7,363 yards
Team Results 1. South Carolina 280-287-271-838 2. New Mexico 284-288-277-849 3. GRU Augusta 288-288-275-851 4. Virginia 286-292-274-852 5. Col. of Charleston 295-283-278-856 5. Auburn 285-287-284-856 7. Duke 286-285-286-857 8. Wake Forest 287-291-280-858 9. Missouri 277-300-284-861 9. Coastal Carolina 282-295-284-86111. NC State 295-291-279-86512. Kentucky 291-293-287-87113. Wisconsin 300-299-293-89214. Winthrop 305-301-300-90615. Charleston Southern 315-315-295-925
Individual Leaders1. Andrew Dorn, Coastal Carolina 67-69-69-2051. Matthew NeSmith, South Carolina 69-68-68-2051. Gavin Green, New Mexico 67-72-66-205
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