Feb. 16, 2018

Lihu’e, Hawaii – The Virginia men’s golf team shot 8-under 280 on Friday to move up to sixth place at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii. The Cavaliers’ 36-hole score stands at 5-under 571. UNLV continues to lead the 20-team field at 21-under 555.

UVA’s second-round score was an 11-shot improvement over its first-round effort.

Junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) led Virginia during the second round, shooting 4-under 68. Walsh stared his day with a bogey and then played the rest of his round at 5-under par. Walsh is tied for 15th place overall at 3-under 141. Joining him in that position on the leaderboard is sophomore Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C), who notched a second-round score of 2-under 70.

UVA senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) and sophomore Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.) are tied for 39th place at 1-over 145. Walker posted a second-round score of 70 while Poole carded a round of 72. Freshman WeiWei Gao (Cebu City, Philippines) dropped back to 63rd place at 5-over 149. He shot 75 on Friday.

The final round of the three-day tournament is set for Saturday. The event is UVA’s first tournament of the spring.

John Burns Intercollegiate
Wailua Golf Course
Lihu’e, Kaua’i, Hawaii
Par-72, 6,991 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results 1. UNLV               270-285-555 2. Texas A&M          283-278-561 3. Arizona            288-278-566 4. North Carolina     284-283-567 5. BYU                284-286-570 6. Virginia           291-280-571 7. Utah               285-287-572    8. St. Mary's         285-289-574 8. Grand Canyon       293-281-57410. Long Beach State   287-290-57711. New Mexico         300-281-58112. Fresno State       297-286-58312. UC Irvine          298-285-58314. UNC Wilmington     301-284-58515. UTEP               299-291-590      16. Washington State   296-297-59317. UC Santa Barbara   303-292-59518. Northern Colorado  307-289-59619. CSU Northridge     301-307-60820. Hawaii             309-307-616
Individual Leaders1. Shintaro Ban, UNLV 65-68-1332. Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M 69-67-1362. David Laskin, Arizona 67-69-136
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