CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s golf team returns to team tournament competition this week at one of the most historic courses in the country. Virginia is part of the 11-school field for the Wake Forest Invitational at Pinehurst No. 2. The two-day events runs March 1-2 with 36 holes on Monday and a single round on Tuesday. The field tees off Monday at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.
UVA’s lineup for the tournament includes seniors Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), WeiWei Gao (Cebu, Philippines) and Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg), sophomore Pietro Bovari (Milano, Italy) and freshman George Duangmanee (Fairfax, Va.). First-year Grayson Wotnosky (Wake Forest, N.C.) will compete as an individual.
The tournament’s field features Augusta, Boston College. Davidson, Duke, East Carolina, Furman, No. 13 North Carolina, NC State, Virginia Tech and No. 2 Wake Forest.
The tournament is being played at the historic Pinehurst No. 2 with a mix of blue and gold tees for a par 70, 7,125-yard course for the event.
Pinehurst No. 2 has served as the site of more single golf championships than any course in America and hosted back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships for the first time in 2014. As the first U.S. Open Anchor Site, the championship will return to Pinehurst in 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047.
The course was originally designed by Donald Ross in 1907. In March 2011, No. 2 reopened following a year-long restoration project designed to restore the course’s natural and historic character, and the strategic options that were the centerpiece of Ross’s vision.
Live scoring of the event is online at Golfstat.com.