PINEHURST, N.C. – The No. 15 Virginia men’s golf team finished third at the Wake Forest Invitational at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C. The Cavaliers shot 18-over 298 during the final round for a 54-hole total of 22-over 862. UNCG took top honors at 10-over 850 while Northwestern overtook UVA for second place at 20-over 860.

The 11-team field included seven teams ranked in the top-50 of the current Golfstat standings.

Cavalier freshmen Ben James and Bryan Lee tied for second place at even par 210. They each shot 3-over 73 during Tuesday’s final round. It was Lee’s best tournament finish and marked the fifth time in six outings this season that James has placed in the top-four of an event.

SMU’s Nathan Petronzio took medalist honors at 3-under 207.

George Duangmanee finished 30th for UVA at 9-over 219. He shot 75 during the final round. Chris Fosdick was 48th at 226 and Deven Patel was 53rd at 228. Both of those players had final-round scores of 77.

Jared Leasure, who competed as an individual, was 36th. He finished at 10-over 220 that included a second round score of 2-under 68. That was his low round as a collegiate.

UVA returns to action next week when the Cavaliers compete in the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The two-day event takes place March 13 and 14 at The Dunes Club.

Wake Forest Invitational
Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst, N.C.
Par 70, 7,125 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. UNCG                 287-277-286-850
 2. Northwestern         294-280-286-860
 3. Virginia             285-279-298-862
4. Wake Forest          282-295-286-863
 4. Iowa                 290-285-288-863
 6. NC State             292-285-292-869
 7. Duke                 282-295-294-871
 8. Col. of Charleston   292-286-295-873
 9. East Tennessee State 286-288-301-875
10. Wake Forest (B)      296-290-292-878
11. SMU                  289-291-300-880
12. Clemson              295-300-293-888

Individual Leaders
1. Nathan Petronzio, SMU      67-69-71-207
2. Ben James, Virginia        70-67-73-210
2. Bryan Lee, Virginia        68-69-73-210
2. Daniel Svard, Northwestern 69-71-70-210
2. Luke Sample, Duke          69-69-72-210
2. Mac McClear, Iowa          72-71-67-210 

Virginia Results
 2. Ben James          70-67-73-210
 2. Bryan Lee          68-69-73-210
30. George Duangmanee  74-70-75-219
48. Chris Fosdick      73-76-77-226
53. Deven Patel        78-73-77-228