April 10, 2018
Gastonia, N.C. – The No. 45 Virginia men’s golf team finished fifth at the Gary Koch Invitational in Gastonia, N.C. The Cavaliers shot 3-under 285 during Tuesday’s final round for a 54-hole total of even par 864. No. 28 Kentucky captured the team title at 35-under 829.
For the sixth time this season, junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) topped UVA in scoring. Walsh shot 1-under 71 over the final 18 holes for a two-day total of 6-under 210. It was the 10th top-10 finish of his career.
Senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) notched a final-round score of 73 to end the tournament 22nd at even par 216. UVA freshman Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg, Va.) improved to 29th place with a final-round effort of 3-under 69. He finished with a score of 218.
Sophomore Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.), who competed as an individual, had UVA’s best single-round score of the event, shooting 5-under 67 to improve to 20th overall at 1-under 215.
Virginia wraps up its regular season this Saturday when the Cavaliers compete in the Yale Spring Invitational.
Gary Koch Invitational
Gaston Country Club
Par 72, 7,042 yards
Team Results 1. Kentucky 278-277-274-829 2. Auburn 276-273-284-833 3. Ole Miss 276-297-280-853 4. Florida State 295-277-286-858 5. Virginia 293-286-285-864 6. Georgia Southern 298-284-288-870 7. Jacksonville 293-291-287-871 8. Coastal Carolina 291-298-293-882 8. Gardner-Webb 295-290-297-88210. UL-Monroe 295-288-301-88411. Jacksonville State 304-290-296-89012. Lamar 305-298-294-89713. Western Carolina 303-291-304-898
Individual Leaders1. Trace Crowe, Auburn 69-63-68-2002. Chip McDaniel, Kentucky 66-69-66-201
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