March 6, 2018
Aiken, S.C. – The Virginia men’s golf team picked up its first win of the season, taking top honors at the 18-team Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C. Playing in rainy conditions, the Cavaliers shot 9-over 289 on Tuesday for a three-round total of even par 840. Georgia Southern was the runner-up at 849.
Junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) picked up the eighth top-10 finish of his career, leading the Cavaliers with a third-place showing. He shot 3-over 73 during the final round for a 54-hole total of 2-under 208.
Freshman Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg, Va.) posted his best tournament result at UVA, placing fifth at 1-under 209. Senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) was the third Cavalier to place in the top-10, finishing seventh at even par 210. Walker shot 72 during the final round while Massie posted as score of 71.
Sophomore Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.) completed play in 14th place at 214 while classmate Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) was 33rd at 219. Poole finished with a 73 while Orischak shot 78.
The Palmetto marked the 13-consecutive season Virginia has won a tournament title. The victory was the 21st for head coach Bowen Sargent, now in his 14th season at Virginia.
The Cavaliers continue their spring break swing through South Carolina this weekend when they compete at the General Hackler Invitational in Myrtle Beach on Saturday and Sunday.
Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational
Palmetto Golf Club
Par 70, 6,617 yards
Team Results 1. Virginia 274-277-289-840 2. Georgia Southern 282-281-286-849 3. USC Aiken 283-274-298-855 4. UAB 281-277-298-856 5. East Carolina 281-280-296-857 6. Memphis 285-280-294-859 6. Augusta 280-274-305-859 8. Coastal Carolina 285-282-293-860 9. Furman 283-278-305-86610. Wofford 292-283-305-88010. Francis Marion 295-280-305-88010. VCU 299-278-305-88013. Akron 291-287-303-88114. Temple 296-285-309-89015. Army 291-286-314-89116. William & Mary 298-295-312-90517. Presbyterian 304-297-323-92418. Manhattan 299-303-329-931
Individual Leaders1. Jakey Storey, Georgia Southern 69-69-69-2071. Daniel Overas, Coastal Carolina 70-67-70-2073. Thomas Walsh, Virginia 66-69-73-2083. Acher Price, Georgia Southern 67-72-69-208
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