UVa Men's Golfers Head to Palmetto Intercollegiate
March 6, 2016
|Virginia at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate|
|Location||Aiken, S.C. | Palmetto Golf Club|
|Team Stats||2015-16 UVa Stats|
|Live Scoring||Tournament Live Stats|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Golfstat Rankings|
Charlottesville, Va. – The No. 26 Virginia men’s golf team will play the first of two Spring Break tournaments starting Monday, March 7 at the 19th Annual Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate. The 54-hole event runs through Tuesday and will be contested at the historic Palmetto Golf Club.
The tournament will feature a 6,617-yard, par-70 setup. The first two rounds of the event will be played on Monday. The tournament will conclude with a single round on Tuesday. The Palmetto Golf Club was founded in 1892 and it is recognized as the fourth oldest golf course in the United States.
In addition to host USC Aiken and Virginia, this year’s field includes South Carolina, Wofford, Presbyterian, UT Chattanooga, Augusta, Coastal Carolina, Idaho, NC State, Akron, Liberty, Georgia Southern, Wisconsin, Maryland, Furman, East Carolina and Francis Marion.
Virginia’s lineup features junior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y), junior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.), freshman Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.), senior Kyle Kochevar (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) and sophomore Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.).
Bard, who is ranked No. 58 in the latest Golfstat rankings, leads the team with a 71.77 stroke average. He has been UVA’s top scorer in three of six tournaments this season.
The Cavaliers placed third at last year’s tournament behind the fourth-place showing of Danny Walker.
UVa will remain on the road during the school’s spring break period to compete at the General Hackler Championship March 12-13 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.