Charlottesville, VA – The No. 47 Virginia men’s golf team opens play at the NCAA Regional in Stanford, Calif., on Monday, May 13. The 54-hole event runs through Wednesday at the par-70, 6,727-yard Stanford Golf Course. Virginia is the No. 8 seed in the 13-team field. The top five finishers from six NCAA regional sites advance to the NCAA Championships set for May 24-29 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
The three-day regional format calls for a single-round of play Monday through Wednesday. Play starts Monday at 8:30 a.m. PT. The Cavaliers are paired with Kansas and Ole Miss. Those teams will go off the first tee starting at 9:25 a.m. PT. Tuesday’s second round is also slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday’s final round gets underway at 8 a.m.
Stroke Low Low
Golfer Events Rds. Avg. Rd. Tourney
Jimmie Massie (So.) 8 22 72.64 65 209
David Morgan (Fr.) 9 27 72.56 65 206
Andrew Orischak (Jr.) 10 30 71.80 66 206
Ashton Poole (Jr.) 7 21 73.43 69 214
Thomas Walsh (Sr.) 11 33 70.67 65 205
Jack Montague (Fr.)* 4 10 74.90 71 221
Live scoring for NCAA Championship will be available online at Golfstat.com. Follow the Cavaliers on social media at Twitter: @UVAMensGolf & @BowenSargent and Instagram: UVAMensGolf.
The Field (in order of seed)
The field for the Stanford regional includes (listed by seed): 1. Arizona State, 2. Stanford, 3. LSU, 4. NC State, 5. North Carolina, 6. South Florida, 7. Kansas, 8. Virginia, 9. Ole Miss, 10. Georgia Southern, 11. UNC Greensboro, 12. Augusta and 13. Denver.
Virginia is one of nine ACC schools participating in this year’s championship. The other ACC participants are: Clemson (Austin), Duke (Athens), Florida State (Myrtle Beach), Georgia Tech (Pullman), Louisville (Louisville), NC State (Stanford), North Carolina (Stanford), Wake Forest (Myrtle Beach).
The regional berth marks the 23rd time since 1990 the Cavaliers have competed in postseason play. Virginia is looking to advance to the NCAA Championships for the 17th time in its history. The Cavaliers’ best NCAA Regional finish came in 2012 when the Cavaliers placed fourth. UVA has had an individual runner-up at regional sites three times, most recently by Denny McCarthy in 2013.
Playing at the NCAA Norman Regional, the Cavaliers came up just short in their bid to move on to the NCAA Championships, finishing seventh. The Cavaliers completed play at 1-under 863, two strokes behind the final two teams to advance out of the regional. Thomas Walsh, Danny Walker and Ashton Poole all tied for 12th place at 2-under 214.
UVA in the Rankings
Virginia 47 45
Thomas Walsh 103 60
Andrew Orischak 140 174