March 6, 2017

Aiken, S.C. – The No. 3 Virginia men’s golf team is in first place following the opening 36 holes of play at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invite in Aiken, S.C. The Cavaliers posted rounds of 7-under 273 and 10-under 270 for a first-day total of 17-under 543. Clemson is in second place at 546.

Senior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) ended the day tied for first place at 6-under 134. He was one of four Cavaliers who finished the first 36 holes among the top-10 on the leaderboard.

Sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) is tied for third at 135, junior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) is fifth at 136 and freshman Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) is 10th at 138. All four of those players posted under-par scores for each of their rounds. Walsh posted rounds of 68 and 67, Walker went 67 and 69 and Orischak carded dual scores of 69, equaling his low collegiate score.

Freshman Luke Schaap (Potomac, Md.) is in 73rd place after shooting 152. He had rounds of 74 and 78.

The final round of the tournament will be played Tuesday with teams teeing off at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Live scoring is online at

Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational
Palmetto Golf Club
Aiken, S.C.
Par 70, 6,617 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results 1. Virginia            273-270-543 2. Clemson             269-277-546 3. Augusta             276-282-558 4. South Carolina      279-287-566 5. East Carolina       283-284-567 6. Georgia Southern    285-283-568 7. Coastal Carolina    285-284-569 8. Chattanooga         295-275-570 9. Liberty             291-285-57610. USC Aiken           288-290-57811. Furman              293-288-58112. Akron               302-283-58513. Francis Marion      303-284-58714. Presbyterian        300-288-58815. Wofford             301-291-59216. Temple              300-301-60117. Charleston Southern 304-298-60218. USC Upstate         300-308-608
Individual Leaders1. Derek Bard, Virginia 69-65-1341. Doc Redman, Clemson 65-69-1343. Isaiah Logue, Liberty 68-67-1353. Thomas Walsh, Virginia 68-67-135
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