Sept. 8, 2017

Dalton, Ga. – The No. 15 Virginia men’s golf team opened its season on Friday at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Dalton, Ga. The Cavaliers finished the first day in 13th place after shooting 15-over 303. Florida grabbed the early lead, shooting 7-under 281.

Senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) led UVA’s scoring players by shooting 1-over 73. He is in 22nd place after the opening 18 holes. Junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) in in 44th position after shooting 75 while sophomore Luke Schaap (Bethesda, Md.) is 73rd with a 76. Senior Connor Messick (Oak Hill, Va.) stands 73rd after posting a 79 and sophomore Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) shot 80 and is in 74th place.

Redshirt sophomore Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.) had UVA’s best performance, playing as an individual competitor. He shot even par 72 and is tied for 14th place.

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. Florida         281 2. Tennessee       282 3. Georgia Tech    287 4. Auburn          289 5. LSU             292 5. South Carolina  292 7. Dalton State    293 8. North Florida   294 8. Alabama         29410. Clemson         29511. California      29612. Kennesaw State  29813. Virginia        30314. Troy            30813. Chattanooga     314
Individual Leaders1. Alejandro Tosti, Florida 662. Chase Roswall, Tennessee 673. Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee 68
Virginia Results22. Danny Walker 7344. Thomas Walsh 7553. Luke Schaap 7673. Connor Messick 7974. Andrew Orischak 8014. Ashton Poole * 72* Competing as an individual=""http:>=""http:>="http:>