PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Virginia’s Deven Patel shot 1-under 71 during the final round of The Hayt Collegiate to pick up his first collegiate win. Patel finished the tournament at 3-under 213 to better Duke’s Ethan Evans and Alabama’s Canon Claycomb by a single stroke. He helped UVA move up to a third-place finish at the 14-team tournament held at Sawgrass Country Club.

The 13th-ranked Cavaliers shot 3-under 285 during Monday’s final round, the low round for the day, to finish the event at 4-over 868. Top-ranked North Carolina won at 861 while Alabama was second at 865.

Patel, who made birdie on his final hole, played the final two rounds at 5-under par. It was his second top-10 finish this season. He becomes the second Cavalier to earn medalist honors at an event this season. Bryan Lee was co-medalist at the Puerto Rico Classic.


Paul Chang had UVA’s best final-round score, shooting 2-under 70 to move up to 25th place at 5-over 221. Ben James was the Hoos’ number-two scorer at 1-over 217. He shot 73 during the final round to place 11th. Bryan Lee was 27th at 222 thanks to a final round result of 1-under 71. Chris Fosdick rounded out the UVA scoring with a 35th-place finish at 224. He shot 76 on Tuesday.

Grayson Wotnosky, competing as an individual, also tied for 35th place at 224. He had a final-round score of 74.

UVA heads to Georgia this weekend for the Linger Longer Invitational. Play runs Sunday through Tuesday at the Great Waters Course at Reynolds.

The Hayt Collegiate
Sawgrass Country Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Par 72, 6,966 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. North Carolina    289-283-289-861
2. Alabama           282-293-290-865
3. Virginia          294-289-285-868
4. Ohio State        286-289-301-876
5. Duke              305-287-290-882
6. Louisville        295-296-292-883
7. South Florida     303-292-291-886
8. Charlotte         311-290-296-897
9. North Florida     301-294-303-898
10. Liberty           297-308-294-899
11. Jacksonville      300-308-293-901
12. Coastal Carolina  307-309-294-910
13. UCF               301-302-308-911
14. UTSA              308-303-301-912

Individual Leaders
1. Deven Patel, Virginia     74-68-71-213
2. Ethan Evans, Duke         73-68-73-214
2. Canon Claycomb, Alabama   69-71-74-214

Virginia Results
 1. Deven Patel        74-68-71-213

11. Ben James          71-73-73-217
25. Paul Chang         78-73-70-221
27. Bryan Lee          76-75-71-222
35. Chris Fosdick      73-75-76-224
35. Grayson Wotnosky*  74-76-74-224
* Competing as an individual