AIKEN, S.C. – The Virginia men’s golf team got its spring break swing through the state of South Carolina off to a successful start by finishing second in the 15-team Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C. The Cavaliers matched tournament-winner South Carolina with the best third-round score to secure their runner-up position.
UVA and the Gamecocks both shot 5-under 275 during Tuesday’s single round of competition. South Carolina won with a score of 8-under 832 while UVA was second at 2-over 842. VCU was 10 shots behind the Cavaliers in third place.
Virginia was led by fourth-place finishes from senior Sam Jung and sophomore George Duangmanee. Both players finished the 54-hole event at even par 210. Jung posted a final round score of 68 while Duangmanee had the team’s best effort, shooting 3-under 67 on the par-70 Palmetto Golf Club course.
Jung’s tourney score, place finish and final 18-hole result were all career bests. Duangmanee’s finish marked his fourth top-10 outing as a Cavalier and equaled his best-ever tournament showing.
UVA junior Pietro Bovari placed 10th overall thanks to a final-round effort of 69. He shot 212 while senior Jimmie Massie was 17th overall at 214. Chris Fosdick matched Massie’s final round score of 1-over 71 to move up to 27th place.
Virginia heads to Myrtle Beach next for the General Hackler Championship that takes place March 13 and 14 at the Dunes Club.
Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational
Palmetto Golf Club
Par 70, 6,617 yards
1. South Carolina 275-282-275-832
2. Virginia 287-280-275-842
3. VCU 287-283-282-852
4. USC Aiken 289-285-282-856
5. Virginia Tech 292-290-280-863
6. Wofford 285-288-291-864
7. Furman 294-296-279-869
8. Presbyterian 286-297-289-872
9. Charleston Southern 288-297-292-877
9. Samford 295-294-288-877
11. Gardner-Webb 291-293-294-878
12. High Point 287-309-285-881
13. Temple 293-297-295-885
14. Francis Marion 301-291-296-888
15. Dartmouth 307-294-296-897
1. Ryan Hall, South Carolina 64-68-68-200
2. Jack Wall, South Carolina 70-70-65-205
3. Zack Byers, Gardner-Webb 69-69-71-209
4. Sam Jung 71-71-68-210
4. George Duangmanee 72-71-67-210
10. Pietro Bovari 75-68-69-212
17. Jimmie Massie 73-70-71-214
27. Chris Fosdick 71-76-71-218