NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Virginia men’s golf team opened play at the NCAA New Haven Regional by shooting 3-under 277 at the Yale Golf Course to complete the first round in ninth place. The 54-hole event will send the top five teams to the NCAA Championships. The Cavaliers are just four shots out of fifth place after Monday’s play.

No. 17 Wake Forest and No. 39 North Florida lead the 14-team field at 13-under 267. Georgia Southern is third at 270 and No. 8 Texas Tech a No. 5 North Carolina are tied for fifth at 7-under 273. Illinois (273), Seton Hall (275) and UCF (276) are ahead of Virginia on the leaderboard.

The Cavaliers were led in the first round by junior Pietro Bovari who shot 3-under 67 to stand in ninth place. Sophomore George Duangmanee is one shot behind him in 15th place at 68. Freshman Deven Patel and sophomore Chris Fosdick are tied for 44th at 1-over 71. Senior Jack Montague rounded out UVA’s scoring with a round of 73.

Both Bovari and Duangmanee played their first nine holes at even par. Bovari finished his round with three thirds on his back nine while Duangmanee also had three birdies and one bogey.

The second round of the tournament gets underway Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. The Cavaliers will be paired with Seton Hall and UCF. Those teams will tee off starting at 9:20 a.m. from the first tee. Live scoring is online at

NCAA New Haven Regional
Yale Golf Course
New Haven, Conn.
Par 70, 6,409 yards
First Round Results 

Team Results
 1. Wake Forest       267
 1. North Florida     267
 3. Georgia Southern  270
 4. Texas Tech        271
 5. North Carolina    273
 5. Illinois          273
 7. Seton Hall        275
 8. UCF               276
 9. Virginia          277
10. Mississippi State 280
10. Charlotte         280
12. NC State          284
13. Yale              286
14. Sacred Heart      309

Individual Leaders
1. Piercen Hunt, Illinois           64
2. Ryan Gerard, North Carolina      65
2. Ludvig Aberg, Texas Tech         65
2. Mason Williams, Georgia Southern 65
2. Brandon Mancheno, North Florida  65

Virginia Results
 9. Pietro Bovari      67
15. George Duangmanee  68
44. Deven Patel        71
44. Chris Fosdick      71
61. Jack Montague      73