Charlottesville, VA – The Virginia men’s golf team opens the spring portion of its schedule in Hawai’i at the John Burns Intercollegiate. The event is contested at the par-72 Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Kauai’i.
Format: The 54-hole tournament will take place Thursday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 23. The 20-team field will play 18 holes each day with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. HT.
UVA Lineup
                                   Stroke   Low    Low
Golfer                Events Rds.    Avg.   Rd.   Tourney
WeiWei Gao (So.)         4    12    74.50    72   221
David Morgan  (Fr.)      4    12    73.92    69   219
Andrew Orischak (Jr.)    4    12    72.92    68   213
Ashton Poole (Jr.)       1     3    77.33    74   232
Thomas Walsh (Sr.)       5    15    70.27    65   205
Follow: Live scoring for the 2019 John Burns Intercollegiate will be available online at Follow the Cavaliers on social media at Twitter: @UVAMensGolf & @BowenSargent and Instagram: UVAWomensGolf.
The Field (with Golfstat rankings): Arizona (49), Arizona State (11), Brigham Young (24), CSU Northridge (208), Duke (2), Fresno State (1580, Grand Canyon (111), Hawai’i (195), Long Beach State (107), New Mexico (62), North Carolina (32), Northern Colorado (115), Saint Mary’s (48), Texas A&M (20), UC Irvine (174), UC Santa Barbara (87), UNLV (33), UTEP (147), Virginia (53) and Washington State (136).
UVA in the Rankings
                 Golfstat     Golfweek
                   (2/19)       (2/18)
Virginia              53           56
Thomas Walsh           34           35
Last Year: Virginia tied with Arizona for fourth place at 6-under 858. Texas A&M won the event at 29-under 835. Thomas Walsh led UVA by shooting 6-under 210 to finish fifth. Andrew Orischak finished seventh at 4-under 212. Danny Walker and Ashton Poole were 43rd at 219 and WeiWei Gao was 64th at 224. Texas A&M’s Chandler Phillips took medalist honors at 13-under 203.
UVA Notes: Senior All-American Thomas Walsh led UVA in scoring in all four fall tournaments. He topped off his fall with a win at the Inverness Invitational. Walsh is the reigning ACC individual champion. He competed in the Sun Bowl All-American Classic in November where he placed 14th. Walsh has shot par or better in 13 of 15 rounds this season … Andrew Orischak recorded his top tournament score (-5, 211) at the 2017 John Burns. He has back-to-back top-10 finishes (7th in 2018) at the event … UVA has four players in its lineup (Walsh, Orischak, Poole, Gao) who played in the 2018 John Burns.
Up Next: The Cavaliers make their annual trek to compete in the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C. The two-day, 54-event takes place March 11-12.