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April 19, 2015

New Haven, Conn. – The 23rd-ranked Virginia men’s golf wrapped up its regular season with a third-place finish at the 14-team Yale Spring Invitational. The Cavaliers shot five-over 285 on Sunday for a 54-hole total of 14-over 854. Wake Forest took top honors at 15-under 825 and Clemson was second at 853.

Leading Virginia was junior Kyle Kochevar (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), who posted the best finish, tournament score and single-round total of his career. Kochevar was sixth overall at even par 210. His opening round 69 was his low 18-hole total as a collegiate. He followed that up with scores of 70 and 71.

Freshman Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) also produced a top-10 finish for the Hoos. He was ninth at 2-over 212. He led UVa during the final round with a 1-under 69.

Sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) and senior Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) tied for 30th at 9-over 219. Park shot 74 Sunday while Bard finished with a 77. Sophomore Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) rounded out UVa’s scoring by finishing 41st at 222. He was a counter Sunday with a score of 1-over 71.

Wake Forest’s Davis Womble took medalist honors at 6-under 204 as the Demon Deacons swept the top four spots in stroke play.

The Cavaliers will compete at the ACC Championships that run Friday through Sunday at the Old North-South Club in New London, N.C.

UVa played the Yale Spring Invitational without All-American Denny McCarthy, who was sidelined by illness.

The Yale Spring Invitational
The Course at Yale
New Haven, Conn.
Par 70, 6,775 yards
Final Results

Team Results 1. Wake Forest     274-280-271-825 2. Clemson         284-279-290-853 3. Virginia        281-288-285-854 4. Duke            276-294-285-855 5. Yale            282-298-286-866 6. Harvard         284-298-285-867 7. Virginia Tech   288-293-294-875 7. Michigan State  286-294-295-875 9. Hartford        287-299-293-87910. Connecticut     300-292-289-88111. Towson          286-304-298-88811. Boston College  290-302-296-88813. Brown           291-295-315-90114. Yale (B)        317-313-320-950
Individual Leaders1. Davis Womble, Wake Forest 70-66-68-2042. Paul McBride, Wake Forest 68-70-68-2063. Danny Guise, Wake Forest 78-72-67-207
Virginia Results 6. Kyle Kochevar 69-70-71-210 9. Danny Walker 72-71-69-21230. Derek Bard 69-73-77-21930. Ji Soo Park 71-74-74-21941. Jimmy Stanger 73-78-71-222="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>
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