BATON ROUGE, La. – With four players among the top-10 on the leaderboard, the No. 12 Virginia men’s golf team remains in first place at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional after Tuesday’s second round. The Cavaliers shot 2-over 290 during the second round for a 36-hole total of 6-under 570.

UVA enters Wednesday’s final round five shots ahead of top-seed Auburn and nine stroke ahead of third-place Texas Tech. The top five finishers from six NCAA regional sites advance to the NCAA Championships set for May 24-29 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

Ben James posted the Cavaliers’ best score on Tuesday, shooting 1-under 71 to move up to seventh place at 1-under 143. Deven Patel, the event’s opening-round leader, dropped back to a tie for second place at 3-under 141. He has a second-round score of 74. Bryan Lee is in fifth place at 2-under 142 following his even par 72.

Josh Duangmanee is in 10th place at even par 144 after turning in a score of 73. George Duangmanee is in 27th position at 149. He had a score of 77 on Tuesday.

In the team standings, Duke occupies fourth place at 6-over 582 while Ohio State is fifth at 583, one shot ahead of host LSU. Duke’s Ethan Evans leads the field at 6-under 138.

Virginia, Auburn and Texas Tech will start the third round at 9 a.m. ET from the first tee. Live scoring of the event is online at

NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
University Club
Baton Rouge, La.
Par 72, 7,401 yards
Second-Round Results

Team Results
 1. Virginia              280-290-570

 2. Auburn                285-290-575
 3. Texas Tech            292-287-579
 4. Duke                  291-291-582
 5. Ohio State            289-294-583
 6. LSU                   295-289-584
 7. Houston               289-296-585
 8. Oregon                292-299-591
 8. South Carolina        293-298-591
10. Lipscomb              294-298-592
11. Louisville            301-301-602
12. Yale                  320-304-624
13. Loyola (Md.)          310-315-625
14. Arkansas-Pine Bluff   321-327-648

Individual Leaders
1. Ethan Evans, Duke        71-67-138

2. Neal Shipley, Ohio State 70-71-141
2. Connor Gaunt, LSU        68-73-141
2. Deven Patel, Virginia    67-74-141

Virginia Results
 2. Deven Patel        67-74-141

 5. Bryan Lee          70-72-142
 7. Ben James          72-71-143
10. Josh Duangmanee    71-73-144
27. George Duangmanee  72-77-149