LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The No. 16 Virginia men’s golf team remained in third place following the second round of competition at the NCAA Las Vegas Regional taking place at the Bear’s Best Las Vegas course. The Cavaliers shot 14-under 274 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 33-under 543.

Stanford overtook Arizona State at the top of the leaderboard by posting a score of 22-under 266 during the round. The Cardinal stand at 42-under 534, four shots ahead of the Sun Devils. San Francisco is one shot behind UVA in fourth place at 545 while Northwestern is in fifth place at 546 and East Tennessee State is sixth at 547.

Following Wednesday’s final round, the top five teams will advance to the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 26-31.

Virginia’s Ben James, the ACC Freshman of the Year, opened his round with three consecutive birdies on the way to shooting 6-under 66. His round featured eight birdies and two bogeys. He is tied for third place at 13-under 131. Stanford’s Ethan Ng and San Francisco’s Matthew Anderson lead the field at 14-under 130.

UVA’s other second-round scores included a 4-under 68 from Deven Patel to move him into 11th place at 9-under 135. George Duangmanee and Pietro Bovari both shot 70 on Tuesday. Duangmanee is in 44th place at 2-under 142 while Bovari is 55th at even par 144. Bryan Lee shot 78 and dropped back to 51st place at 1-under 43.

Tuesday’s play was delayed three hours mid-round due to lightning in the area.

Wednesday’s final round starts at 7:30 a.m. PT. UVA will play with Arizona State and Stanford during the third round. Those teams will begin on the first tee.

NCAA Las Vegas Regional
Bear’s Best Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
Par 72, 7,217 yards
Second-Round Results

Team Results
 1. Stanford             268-266-534
 2. Arizona State        262-276-538
 3. Virginia             269-274-543
 4. San Francisco        277-268-545
 5. Northwestern         278-268-546
 6. East Tennessee State 272-275-547
 7. Oklahoma State       276-275-551
 8. UNCG                 276-279-555
 9. Oregon State         277-279-556
10. Cincinnati           277-280-557
12. Davidson             276-286-562
11. Long Beach State     285-278-563
13. Kansas City          289-280-569
14. Lehigh               294-293-587 

Individual Leaders
1. Ethan Ng, Stanford                 64-66-130
1. Matthew Anderson, San Francisco    66-64-130
3. Ben James, Virginia                65-66-131
3. Michael Thorbjornsen, Stanford     63-68-131 

Virginia Results
 3. Ben James          65-66-131
11. Deven Patel        67-68-135
44. George Duangmanee  72-70-142
51. Bryan Lee          65-78-143
55. Pietro Bovari      74-70-144