AUGUSTA, Ga. – Led by another top-five finish from freshman Ben James, the No. 22 Virginia men’s golf team finished third in the 15-team Augusta Haskins Award Invitational in Augusta, Ga. The Cavaliers shot 11-under 277 during Sunday’s final round for a 54-hole total of 24-under 840. It was the fifth top-three finish for the team this season and UVA’s second-best tournament score versus par this year.
Leading the way for Virginia was James who finished fourth at 11-under 205. It was the seventh time in nine tournaments this season he has placed in the top 4. It marked the fourth time he has finished an event with a score of at least 10-under par.
James’ 4-under 68 was not UVA best final- round score. That honor went to George Duangmanee who shot 5-under 67 to move up to a 23rd-place finish at 1-under 215. Pietro Bovari and Jack Montague both shot 1-under 71 during the final round as all four of UVA’s counters posted under-round scores. Bovari was 15th at 4-under 212, his second consecutive top-15 finish.
Montague finished 16th at 3-under 213, equaling his best tournament score as a collegiate. Chris Fosdick rounded out UVA’s score, placing 28th at even par 216. He shot 73 during the final round.
Florida won the event at 39-under 825 including a 15-under score of 201 by medalist Fred Biondi.
The Cavaliers will host the second annual Lewis Chitengwa Memorial at Birdwood Golf Course on April 10-11.
Augusta Haskins Award Invitational
Forest Hills Golf Club
Par 72, 7,086 yards
1. Florida 276-274-275-825
2. Illinois 280-275-282-837
3. Virginia 275-288-277-840
4. East Tennessee State 281-2i6-282-849
5. Oklahoma State 294-280-276-850
6. Texas 283-289-278-851
7. UCF 290-282-281-853
8. Georgia Southern 296-287-285-868
9. Augusta 294-287-290-871
10. Virginia Tech 301-288-291-880
11. Col. of Charleston 298-296-288-882
12. Notre Dame 298-293-292-883
13. South Carolina 297-299-292-888
14. Kennesaw State 311-295-299-905
15. Air Force 314-309-310-933
1. Fred Biondi, Florida 66-70-65-201
2. Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Illinois 69-65-69-203
3. Luis Carrera, UCF 67-68-69-204
4. Ben James, Virginia 67-70-68-205
4. Ben James 67-70-68-205
15. Pietro Bovari 68-73-71-212
16. Jack Montague 70-72-71-213
23. George Duangmanee 74-74-67-215
28. Chris Fosdick 70-73-73-216