Charlottesville, VA – The Virginia men’s golf team opens its spring break trip by playing at the 23rd annual Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C. at the historic Palmetto Golf Club. The tournament runs Monday and Tuesday.
The 54-hole tournament features 36 holes of play on Monday and a single round Tuesday. A shotgun start gets the tournament started Monday at 8:30 a.m. The Palmetto Golf Club, which was founded in 1892, is a par-70 course with the yardage set at 6,617 yards.
This year’s field includes USC Aiken, Akron, Army West Point, Charleston Southern, Clemson, Francis Marion, Furman, Memphis, Presbyterian College, Samford, Temple, VCU, Virginia, Winthrop and Wofford.
UVA, Clemson and Memphis will be paired together and start the tournament with players on the course’s first four holes.
Virginia’s lineup includes senior Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), junior WeiWei Gao (Cebu, Philippines), sophomore Sam Jung (Centreville, Va.), freshman Pietro Bovari (Milano, Italy) and junior Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg, Va.). Orischak leads the Cavaliers with a 71.56 stroke average. He was seventh at the John Burns Intercollegiate in the team’s last outing.
Virginia was the runner-up at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in 2019 and won the tournament in 2018 by shooting even par 840. In 2017, the Cavaliers were the runners-up at the tournament as senior Derek Bard took medalist honors. Jimmie Massie had UVA’s top finish last year, placing seventh.