BATON ROUGE, La. – The No. 12 Virginia men’s golf team turned in its best NCAA Regional finish in program history to advance to the 2024 NCAA Championships. The Cavaliers shot 7-under 281 during the final round of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional to finish second at 13-under 851. Top-seed Auburn won the event at 21-under 843. The Tigers posted a final-round score of 20-under par.

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. Also advancing to the NCAA Championships from the Baton Rouge site were Texas Tech (856), Ohio State (864) and LSU (868).

Bryan Lee led Virginia with an eighth-place finish at 4-under 212. He, along with teammates Ben James and George Duangmanee, each shot 2-under 70 during Wednesday’s Round. James finished ninth at 3-under 213. Josh Duangmanee was 12th at 1-under 215. He posted a final-round score of 71. Deven Patel dropped back to 15th place and finished at 1-over 217 including a third-round score of 76. George Duangmanee was 23rd at 219.

UVA will be making its 19th appearance at the NCAA Championships. Virginia has one NCAA individual champion. Dixon Brooke claimed the title in 1940.

Last year the Cavaliers reached the match play portion of the tournament, losing to eventual national champion Florida by a 3-2 margin. Virginia finished seventh in stroke play, the best showing by a Cavalier squad at the NCAA Championships. UVA was led in stroke play by 2023 Phil Mickelson Award winner Ben James. He was sixth overall at 12-under 286 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
University Club
Baton Rouge, La.
Par 72, 7,401 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. Auburn                285-290-268-843
 2. Virginia              280-290-281-851
 3. Texas Tech            292-287-277-856
 4. Ohio State            289-294-281-864
 5. LSU                   295-289-284-868
 6. Houston               289-296-285-870
 7. Duke                  291-291-291-873
 8. South Carolina        293-298-284-875
 9. Oregon                292-299-292-883
10. Louisville            301-301-283-885
11. Lipscomb              294-298-296-888
12. Yale                  320-304-295-919
13. Loyola (Md.)          310-315-304-929
14. Arkansas-Pine Bluff   321-327-327-976

Individual Leaders

1. Baard Skogen, Texas Tech  71-71-66-208
2. Brendan Valdes, Auburn    74-70-66-210
2. Calum Scott, Texas Tech   70-73-67-210
2. Ethan Evans, Duke         71-67-72-210

Virginia Results
 8. Bryan Lee          70-72-70-212

 9. Ben James          72-71-70-213
12. Josh Duangmanee    71-73-71-215
15. Deven Patel        67-74-76-217
23. George Duangmanee  72-77-70-219