Sept. 9, 2016

Dalton, Ga. – The Virginia men’s golf team opened its season in impressive fashion, shooting 12-under 276 during the first round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Dalton, Ga. The Cavaliers finished the first day tied with defending tournament champion Auburn for first place.

Senior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) led the Hoos by firing 5-under 67 and finished the opening round in second place. His round included a team-high seven birdies to go along with two bogeys. Junior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) used an eagle on the 15th hole to finish his first round at 3-under 69. He stood in 10th place on the leaderboard.

A trio of UVA players shot 2-under 70 to end the first round tied for 16th place. That group included senior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.), sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) and freshman Luke Schaap (Potomac, Md.).

The second round of the tournament is set for Saturday and the final round takes place Sunday. Live scoring is online at

Carpet Capital Collegiate
The Farm Golf Club
Dalton, Ga.
Par 72, 7,012 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
1. Virginia 276 1. Auburn 276 3. Alabama 281 4. South Carolina 283 4. Clemson 283 6. Tennessee 284 6. Florida 284 6. LSU 284 9. Georgia Tech 28610. Kennesaw State 28711. North Florida 29311. Dalton State 29313. Chattanooga 29914. Memphis 303
Individual Leaders1. Sam Horsfield, Florida 652. Jimmy Stanger, Virginia 67
Virginia Results 2. Jimmy Stanger 6710. Danny Walker 6916. Thomas Walsh 7016. Derek Bard 7016. Luke Schaap 70=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>