Hoos Tie for First at DICK's Challenge Cup
Sept. 26, 2015
Nashville, Tenn. – The Virginia men’s golf team finished the stroke play portion of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Challenge Cup tied with host school Vanderbilt for first place at 3-under 849. The 12th-ranked Commodores won a sudden death playoff between the two teams at The Golf Club of Tennessee to determine the tournament championship.
UVa shot 4-over 288 on Saturday while Vandy used a final round score of 2-under 282 to rally for the tie. Top-ranked Florida State finished third at 6-over 858.
UVa was led by junior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.). He shot a team-best 2-under 69 on Saturday to finish in fifth place. Bard’s three-round total was 3-under 210. Junior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) and sophomore Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) tied for ninth at 1-under 212. Walker shot 71 during the final round while Stanger finished with a 74.
Alabama’s Robby Shelton took medalist honors at 8-under 205. Florida State’s Hank Lebioda was second at 5-under 208.
The Conference Challenge will take place on Sunday, with teams from the ACC playing 18-hole matches against their similarly ranked opponent from the SEC. The conference that accumulates the most points will be crowned the 2015 Collegiate Challenge Cup Champion. UVa and Vanderbilt will be matched in the Conference Challenge.
Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
DICK’S Sporting Goods Challenge Cup
The Golf Club of Tennessee
Par-71, 7,184 yards
Team Results 1. Vanderbilt 279-288-282-849 1. Virginia 280-281-288-849 3. Florida State 279-290-289-858 4. Georgia 290-282-288-860 5. Duke 294-274-295-863 5. Kentucky 281-295-287-863 7. Florida 291-281-295-867 7. Georgia Tech 287-286-294-867 9. Alabama 288-288-296-87210. Louisville 297-292-284-87311. Clemson 291-290-293-87412. Tennessee 288-297-297-882
Individual Leaders1. Robby Shelton, Alabama 67-67-71-2052. Hank Lebioda, Florida State 68-69-71-2083. Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Louisville 70-69-70-2093. Vince Whaley, Georgia Tech 68-70-67-209
Virginia Results 5. Derek Bard 71-70-69-210 9. Danny Walker 70-71-71-212 9. Jimmy Stanger 67-71-74-21228. Thomas Walsh 72-69-77-21846. Nick McLaughlin 78-75-74-227="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>