DORADO, P.R. – Freshmen Ben James shot 5-under 67 during the final round of the Dorado Beach Collegiate in Puerto Rico to help No. 12 UVA to a fifth-place finish in the 14-team field. James tied for fourth overall at 12-under 204. Virginia wrapped up the tournament at 22-under 842, including a final-round score of 10-under 278. It was the Cavaliers’ first team event of the spring.

James was matched during the final round by classmate Bryan Lee, whose score of 67 was a collegiate best round. Lee, playing in his third tournament as a Cavalier, moved up to a 13th-place finish at 8-under 208. His finish and 54-hole total were also career-best marks.

James’ finish marked the fourth time in five tournaments he has placed in the top four this season. He entered the event ranked the number-12 player in the nation by Golfstat. That ranking is the second highest among first-year players.

A trio of UVA performers shot even par 72 during the final round. Deven Patel led that group with a 37th-place finish at 1-under 215. George Duangmanee was 48th at 1-over 217 and Pietro Bovari was 68th at 6-over 222. Jack Montague, competing as an individual, was 57th at 3-over 219.

Cincinnati won the event at 44-under 820. Duke’s William Love took home medalist honors at 17-under 199.

Virginia returns to action next Monday at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate hosted by Wake Forest at Pinehurst No. 2. The 54-hole event will take place over two days.

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

Team Results
 1. Cincinnati       275-269-276-820
 2. Duke             280-268-280-828
 3. UNCG             273-283-277-833
 4. Augusta          288-273-276-837
 5. Virginia         281-284-278-842
 6. Auburn           285-280-282-847
 7. Rutgers          288-282-279-849
 8. West Virginia    282-288-282-852
 9. Ball State       285-285-283-853
10. Kennesaw State   292-278-289-859
11. Drexel           290-280-291-861
12. Boston College   286-282-295-862
13. Old Dominion     292-292-297-881
14. Army             309-308-300-917 

Individual Leaders
1. William Love, Duke       71-63-65-199
2. Ryan Ford, Cincinnati    65-68-68-201
3. Ian Siebers, Duke        66-68-68-202

Virginia Results
 4. Ben James          69-68-67-204
13. Bryan Lee          73-68-67-208
37. Deven Patel        70-73-72-215
48. George Duangmanee  70-75-72-217
68. Pietro Bovari      71-79-72-222
57. Jack Montague*     73-71-75-219
* Competing as an individual