DORADO, P.R. – All four of Virginia’s counting players shot under par as the Cavaliers opened their spring in fourth place after the first 18 holes at the Dorado Beach Collegiate. UVA posted a opening round score of 7-under 281 at the TPC Dorado Beach Resort and Club Sugarcane Course.

UVA was led by freshman Ben James. He shot 3-under 69 to be tied for 11th place after the first round. James, who entered the tournament leading UVA in stroke average (69.33), had five birdies and a pair of bogeys during his round. It marked the 11th time in 13 rounds this season he has shot below par.

Deven Patel shot 2-under 70 during a round that featured six birdies on the course’s front nine. He finished the day in 18th place. Pietro Bovari and George Duangmanee each shot 1-under 71 to round out UVA’s four scoring players. They are tied for 25th. Freshman Bryan Lee shot 73 and is in 49th place along with teammate Jack Montague, who is competing as an individual

Host school UNCG leads the 14-team field after shooting 15-under 273. Cincinnati is in second place at 275 while Duke is one shot ahead of the Cavaliers on the leaderboard at 280. In the chase for medalist honors, Cincinnati’s Ryan Ford posted the best score Sunday, shooting 7-under 65.

The second round is scheduled to get underway at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Live scoring of the tournament is online at

Dorado Beach Collegiate
TPC Dorado – Sugarcane Course
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Par 72, 7,112 yards
First-Round Results

Team Results
 1. UNCG             273
 2. Cincinnati       275
 3. Duke             280
 4. Virginia         281
 5. West Virginia    282
 6. Auburn           285
 6. Ball State       285
 8. Boston College   286
 9. Augusta          288
 9. Rutgers          288
11. Drexel           290
12. Kennesaw State   292
12. Old Dominion     292
14. Army             309 

Individual Leader
1. Ryan Ford, Cincinnati    65
2. Ian Siebers, Duke        66
3. Griffin Mitchell, Drexel 67
3. Fandall Hudson, UNCG     67
3. Symon Balbin, UNCG       67

Virginia Results
11. Ben James          69
18. Deven Patel        70
25. Pietro Bovari      71
25. George Duangmanee  71
49. Bryan Lee          73
49. Jack Montague*     73

* Competing as an individual