March 19, 2017

Greensboro, Ga. – The No. 8 Virginia men’s golf team is tied for fifth place following the opening round of play at the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Ga. The Cavaliers shot 5-under 283 at the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee. No. 4 Baylor leads the 15-team field at 14-under 274.

Senior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) posted UVA’s low round, shooting 4-under 68 to finish the day in eighth place. It is the seventh time in nine rounds this spring Bard has shot par or better in a tournament.

Senior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) and sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) also completed the first round below par, carding identical rounds of 71. They are tied for 21st place.

Junior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) and freshman Luke Schaap (Potomac, Md.) posted first-round scores of 1-over 73 and are tied for 40th.

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

Linger Longer Invitational
Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee
Greensboro, Ga.
Par 72, 7,073 yards
First Round Results

Team Results 1. Baylor               274 2. Troy                 280 2. UNCG                 280 2. Michigan             280 5. Virginia             283 5. Kennesaw State       283 5. Augusta              283 8. Georgia              285 9. Maryland             28610. Alabama              28711. Ohio State           29012. Middle Tennessee St. 29313. Mercer               29514. Charlotte            29715. VCU                  301
Individual Leaders1. Kyle Mueller, Michigan 661. Luke Moser, Troy 661. Chris Guglielmo, Kennesaw State 664. Greyson Sigg, Georgia 674. Braden Bailey, Baylor 674. Bryce Hendrix, UNCG 674. Matthew Perrine, Baylor 67
Virginia Results 8. Derek Bard 6821. Jimmy Stanger 7121. Thomas Walsh 7140. Danny Walker 7340. Luke Schaap 73=""http:>=""http:>="http:>