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
Aiken, S.C.
Par 70, 6,617 yards
Final Results

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
Virginia Results 3. Thomas Walsh 66-69-73-208 5. Jimmie Massie 68-70-71-209 7. Danny Walker 70-68-72-21014. Ashton Poole 70-71-73-21433. Andrew Orischak 71-70-78-219=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>