SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The No. 16 Virginia men’s golf team made the 15-team cut to advance to the final round of the NCAA Championships on Sunday at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Cavaliers shot 3-over 283 during the third round for a 54-hole total of 14-over 854 to finish the day in 10th place.

Monday’s final round of stroke play will decide the individual champion and the eight teams that will advance to the match play portion of the tournament.

“Some of the guys on the team said that if you told them a week ago we’d be in this position, we’d be excited for the opportunity and I think they are,” said head coach Bowen Sargent. “Monday it will be a one-day shoot out. Hopefully, we’ll come out on the good side of it.”

Freshman Ben James once again led UVA by shooting 1-under 69. His three-day total stands at 2-under 208 putting him in a tie for eighth place. James’ round featured five birdies and four bogeys.

Classmate Bryan Lee shot 1-over 71 and has Virginia’s second-best overall score at 3-over 213. He will enter the fourth round in 28th place. Like James, Lee carded five birdies during his round.

George Duangmanee also posted a score of 71 while Deven Patel rounded out UVA’s counters with a 72. Pietro Bovari completed his round with a 74. Patel is in 55th place with a three-round total is 7-over 217 while Duangmanee stands 74th at 219 and Bovari is 94th at 221.

“Top to bottom, one through five, we played very consistent,” Sargent said. “It is one of the things we talked about leading into the week that you need all five guys in it. That is a good feeling.”

Illinois shot 4-under 276 to remain atop the leaderboard at 6-under 834. Pepperdine posted the best single-round score of the event, shooting 11-under 269 to move into second place at 837. Georgia Tech’s Ross Steelman leads the field by four shots at 9-under 201.

UVA is just one shot behind Vanderbilt and Florida State who are tied for eighth place.

During Monday’s round the Cavaliers will be paired with Auburn and Texas A&M. Those teams will tee off from the 10th tee starting at 10:11 a.m. MST.

Live scoring is online at Live broadcast coverage of the tournament will be televised by Golf Channel from 5-9 p.m. ET.

NCAA Championships
Grayhawk Golf Club
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Par 70, 7,289 yards
Third-Round Results

Team Results
 1. Illinois           285-273-276-834
 2. Pepperdine         281-287-269-837
 3. Florida            283-278-278-839
 4. North Carolina     282-284-275-841
 5. Georgia Tech       280-286-276-842
 6. Stanford           290-286-274-850
 7. Arizona State      291-281-279-851
 8. Florida State      284-287-282-853
 8. Vanderbilt         282-288-283-853
10. Virginia           290-281-283-854
11. Auburn             288-286-282-856
12. Texas A&M          289-285-283-857
13. Alabama            290-282-289-861
14. Georgia            285-291-288-864
15. Ohio State*        287-295-284-866
15. Texas Tech*        282-295-289-866
Top 15 teams advance to 4th round
17. Oklahoma           287-293-287-867
18. Arkansas           281-301-288-870
19. Texas              295-292-285-872
20. San Francisco      285-294-294-873
21. Colorado           292-287-295-874
22. Duke               290-300-288-878
23. Chattanooga        294-300-285-879
23. BYU                289-287-303-879
25. New Mexico         293-296-291-880
25. Mississippi State  292-295-294-880
27. Oregon             292-291-299-882
28. Colorado State     296-299-290-885
29. East Tennessee St. 302-297-286-886
30. Baylor             304-297-292-893
* Playoff Monday to decide 15th place 

Individual Leaders
1. Ross Steelman, Georgia Tech  64-69-68-201
2. Neal Shipley, Ohio State     70-68-67-205
2. Dylan Menate, North Carolina 68-70-67-205 

Virginia Results
 8. Ben James         71-68-69-208 
28. Bryan Lee         72-70-71-213
55. Deven Patel       72-73-72-217
74. George Duangmanee 77-71-71-219
94. Pietro Bovari     75-72-74-221