Charlottesville, Va. – Sunday will mark the 311th day since the UVA men’s golf team last teed it up for a competitive round due to the suspension of play as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. That streak ends when the Hoos open the 2021 season at Florida State’s Camp Creek Seminole Invitational. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is taking place at the par-72, 7,159-yard Camp Creek Golf Club in Watersound, Fla.
Playing together, the Hoos will tee off at 10:10 a.m. and 10:19 a.m. from the 10th tee. UVA’s lineup features graduate student Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), senior Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg, Va.), sophomore Pietro Bovari (Milano, Italy), freshman Chris Fosdick (Middlefield, Conn.) and freshman George Duangmanee (Fairfax, Va.). Freshman Grayson Wotnosky (Wake Forest, N.C.) will compete as an individual.
The field for the tournament features all ACC teams. In addition to the Hoos and the host Seminoles, other teams competing are Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Since no ACC teams competed in the fall, none of the schools are included in the most recent (Nov. 17) Golfstat rankings.
Last season, Orischak led the team in stroke average at 71.48 through seven tournament appearances. He topped the team in scoring in four of six team events and was the overall runner-up at the Georgia Southern Individual Collegiate. In UVA’s last tournament of the season, Bovari placed fourth at the Palmetto Intercollegiate. Massie is playing in his 22nd tournament as a Cavalier and was ninth at the Palmetto Intercollegiate in his last collegiate event.
Four Hoos are making their UVA debuts at Camp Creek Golf Course. Duangmanee was a two-time Rolex Junior All-American and reached the semifinals of the 2020 Western Amateur. He also played in the 2020 U.S. Amateur Championship.
Fosdick in in his second year of college competition after competing at Division II Florida Southern last season. He was a third-team PING All-American and a PING Division II Freshman All-American after leading the Moccasins in scoring with a 72.00 stroke average through 20 competitive rounds. He ended the season ranked No. 27 in the Golfstat Division II rankings.
Wotnosky had 11 top-10 finishes as an AJGA junior competitor. He was ranked the No. 38 player for his class by Golfweek when he signed with the Hoos.