NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Thanks to a strong finish to close out its second round, the Virginia men’s golf team remains in the hunt for a berth to the NCAA Championships from its regional site at Yale. The 10th seeded Cavaliers shot 1-under 279 to stand in seventh place at 4-under 556 after the NCAA New Haven Regional’s first two rounds. The top five teams will advance to the national championships following Wednesday’s third round.
Virginia’s four scoring players combined to play the final three holes at the Yale Golf Course at 5-under par to move up several spots on the leaderboard. No. 17 Wake Forest leads the 14-team field at 21-under 539 while No. 5 North Carolina is second at 540. North Florida and Georgia Southern are tied for third place at 548 and No. 8 Texas Tech holds down the coveted fifth position in the standings at 10-under 550. No. 20 Illinois is one shot better than UVA on the leaderboard at 555.
Sophomore George Duangmanee leads the Cavaliers at 3-under 137 after posting a score of 1-under 69 on Tuesday. Junior Pietro Bovari is in 16th place at 2-under 138. He opened his day with a birdie on the first hole before falling to 3-over par before collecting birdies on two of his final three holes to finish at 1-over 71.
Sophomore Chris Fosdick had UVA’s best second-round score shooting 2-under 68 to move up to 24th place at 1-under 139. Freshman Deven Patel is in 45th position at 143 after shooting 72. Senior Jack Montague is in 51st place at 4-over 144. He shot 71 during the second round
The final round of the tournament gets underway Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. The Cavaliers will be paired with Seton Hall and UCF during the final round. Those teams will tee off starting at 8:25 a.m. from the first tee. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
NCAA New Haven Regional
Yale Golf Course
New Haven, Conn.
Par 70, 6,409 yards
Second Round Results
1. Wake Forest 267-272-539
2. North Carolina 273-267-540
3. North Florida 267-281-548
3. Georgia Southern 270-278-548
5. Texas Tech 271-279-550
6. Illinois 273-282-555
7. Virginia 277-279-556
8. UCF 276-282-558
9. Seton Hall 275-286-561
10. Mississippi State 280-290-570
11. Charlotte 280-291-571
12. Yale 286-296-582
13. NC State 284-299-583
14. Sacred Heart 309-301-610
1. Ryan Gerard, North Carolina 65-65-130
2. Austin Greaser, North Carolina 68-63-131
3. Alex Fitzpatrick, Wake Forest 66-67-133
3. Mason Williams, Georgia Southern 65-68-133
11. George Duangmanee 68-69-137
16. Pietro Bovari 67-71-138
24. Chris Fosdick 71-68-139
45. Deven Patel 71-72-143
51. Jack Montague 73-71-144