Stanger Leads Field after 36 Holes at Hackler Championship
March 12, 2016
Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The No. 24 Virginia men’s golf team was in second place when play was suspended due to darkness near the end of the second round of play at the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Cavaliers posted rounds of 1-under 287 and 12-under 276 for a first-day total of 13-under 563. South Carolina leads the 15-team field at 16-under 560.
Virginia junior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) stood atop the leaderboard at 8-under 136. He opened the day by shooting 2-under 70 and posted the day’s best round, shooting 6-under 66, in the afternoon. That was the best single-round of his career. Stanger’s second round featured four birdies and an eagle.
UVA’s other scores included a 3-under 141 by sophomore Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.), a 1-over 145 by junior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.), a 2-over 146 by freshman Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) and a 153 by senior Kyle Kochevar (Glen Ellyn, Ill.).
When play was suspended, Walker was tied for eighth while Bard was 29th, Walsh was 35th and Kochevar was 64th. Freshman Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.), who is competing as an individual, was in 70th place at 155.
The teams that did not complete their second round will tee off at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday. The third round is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.