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June 1, 2015

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Bradenton, Fla. – The No. 25 Virginia men’s golf team finished in 18th place at the NCAA Championships in Bradenton, Fla., following the conclusion of the third round that wrapped up Monday morning after play was suspended Sunday due to lighting.

The Cavaliers did not advance to the final round of stroke play that determines the eight teams that move on to the match play portion of the event. The 30-team field was cut to 15 schools after 54 holes. SMU defeated Washington in a playoff for the final spot at 26-over 890. Virginia finished its 54 holes of play at 29-over 893, missing the playoff by three strokes.

Cavalier senior All-American Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) did advance as an individual competitor for the final round of stroke play that will determine the NCAA individual champion. He begins the final round Monday morning tied for 23rd place at 2-over 218. McCarthy shot 1-over 73 during his third round. He is competing in the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in his career.

Virginia managed a final round score of 11-over 299 after shooting 300 to open the tournament and 294 in the second round. The Cavaliers’ finish was the fifth best in 15 NCAA Championship appearances.

Two other Cavaliers also posted third-round scores of 1-over 73. Sophomores Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) and Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) both carded 1-over scores. It was Stanger’s low round for the event and the second consecutive round of 73 by Bard, who opened play with a 78. Stanger was 51st at 6-over 222 after 54 holes of competition while Bard was 69th at 224. Both players were performing at the NCAA Championships for the first times in their careers.

Senior Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) shot 80 on Sunday and finished 104th at 230 and junior Kyle Kochevar was 14th at 239. He posted a final round score of 239.

Georgia led the field after three rounds at 3-over 867 while USC was second at 870. SMU’s Bryson Dechambeau took a one shot lead into the final round of stroke play at 7-under 209.

NCAA Championships
The Concession Golf Club
Bradenton, Fla.
Par-72, 7,483 yards
Third Round Results

Team Results 1. Georgia            288-293-286-867 2. USC                289-285-296-870 3. LSU                292-289-290-871 4. Vanderbilt         301-284-287-872 5. Illinois           286-291-296-873 6. Texas              294-300-280-874 7. South Florida      294-291-292-877 8. UCLA               294-304-280-878 8. Georgia Tech       293-295-290-87810. TCU                296-293-291-88011. Florida State      298-292-293-88312. San Diego State    290-299-298-89712. Auburn             301-290-296-88712. South Carolina     301-298-288-88715. SMU*               296-303-291-89015. Washington         301-294-295-89017. Texas Tech         304-305-282-89118. Virginia           300-294-299-89319. Oklahoma State     298-294-304-89619. UAB                308-292-296-89621. Stanford           310-297-292-89922. Charlotte          298-295-308-90123. Oregon             300-294-308-90224. Arizona State      299-306-298-90324. Duke               297-309-297-90326. UNLV               302-294-310-90626. Houston            301-312-293-90628. Florida            293-309-308-91028. Oklahoma           312-299-299-91030. Clemson            306-308-300-915
Individual Leaders1. Bryson Dechambeau, SMU 70-67-72-2092. Paul Dunne, UAB 72-69-69-2103. Claudio Correa, South Florida 68-75-69-2122. Thomas Detry, Illinois 68-71-73-2123. Zach Healy, Georgia 70-72-70-212
Virginia Results 23. Denny McCarthy 76-69-73-218 51. Jimmy Stanger 74-75-73-222 69. Derek Bard 78-73-73-224104. Ji Soo Park 73-77-80-230147. Kyle Kochevar 77-81-81-239="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>
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