CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s golf team competes at the ACC Championships starting Friday at Shark’s Tooth Golf Course at Watersound Club in Panama City, Fla.

The tournament format includes 54 holes of stroke play on Friday (36 holes) and Saturday (18 holes) before match play starts on Sunday. Friday’s play begins at 7:30 a.m. and Saturday’s third round is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. The top four teams following stroke play will advance to match play semifinals on Sunday (9 a.m.) with the finals contested on Monday (9 a.m.).

The semifinals and finals of the ACC Men’s Golf Championship match play will be televised live on ACC Network Extra from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Will Haskett (play-by-play) and Steve Scott (analyst) will provide the call. A championship recap show will air May 2 at 7 p.m. on ACCN.

The Cavaliers’ lineup includes freshman Deven Patel, junior Pietro Bovari, sophomores George Duangmanee and Chris Fosdick and seniors Jack Montague and Jimmie Massie. Bovari leads UVA with a 71.37 stroke average and has been the Cavaliers’ top finisher in four events this season.

Virginia is paired with Boston College and Virginia Tech during the opening round. Those teams will tee off starting from the 10th tee at 8:30 a.m.

Live scoring for the ACC Championships will be available online at

The Field (with Golfstat rankings)
North Carolina (5), Georgia Tech (11), Notre Dame (13), Wake Forest (17), Clemson (23), Florida State (24), NC State (26), Louisville (40), Duke (41), Virginia (58), Virginia Tech (70) and Boston College (190).

Tournament History
Virginia has never won the team championship, but the 2019 runner-up finish by the Cavaliers was the fifth in program history. UVA also placed second in 1958, 1996, 2010 and 2012. Virginia has had four individual champions. Pete Arend won the individual title in 1955, Ben Rusch won it in 2012, Jimmy Stanger took the crown in 2017 (winning a one-hole, four-player playoff) and Thomas Walsh was medalist in 2018.

Last Time
Virginia finished seventh in stroke play during the 2021 Championship. Duangmanee was UVA’s top finisher in stroke play, placing 22nd at even par 213. The tournament was held at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga. It marked the first year the ACC used a match play format to determine the team champion. Clemson claimed the title by defeating Florida State 3-2 in the final match. Virginia was one of 10 teams from the field to earn an NCAA Regional bid.

The Smithfield Commonwealth Clash
The Smithfield Commonwealth Clash, originally called the Commonwealth Challenge (2005-2007), has been a part of the UVA-Virginia Tech rivalry since 2014. It is an all-sports points-based program with the Commonwealth Clash trophy presented to the winning school each year for its dominance in head-to-head competitions. The ACC Championship finish will determine the point at stake for men’s golf between the two programs. The Hokies currently lead 10.5-5.5.