At Virginia as a Junior: Played in eight of Virginia?s spring tournaments ? His top finish was at the Cleveland Collegiate where he won the tournament with a six-under-par 207 (71-67-69) … Averaged 77.57 … A 67 in the second round of the Cleveland Collegiate marked his lowest score of the spring … Finished 45th at the ACC Championship with rounds of 86-76-81 (243) … Averaged 72.78 and recorded three consecutive top-10 finishes in the fall ? Played five-under par in the final 36 holes of the Cavalier Classic (70-69) to finish tied for 10th ? Tied for fifth after shooting 72-74-66 (212) at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic for his best fall finish ? Final round of 66 at The Farm tied for low round of the tournament ? Followed that performance with another strong outing at the Tennessee Tournament of Champions where he finished tied for sixth with rounds of 73-70-71 (214) ? All 14 rounds counted toward the team total in the fall.
Sophomore: Had a strong spring season ? Named a second-team All-State selection ? Led the Cavaliers to the Wofford Invitational title ? Tied for second in the individual competition at Wofford ? Finished 9-under with a final score of 207 (70-69-68) ? Played in all seven spring tournaments ? Second on the team for the season behind Driscoll with a 74.19 stroke average ? Along with Cameron Yancey, he shot the team?s spring low score of 68 ? Turned in two top-20 finishes for the spring ? Competed in all five fall tournaments ? Had a 74.47 fall average ? Turned it on with three consecutive top-20 finishes after a slow start ? His last 10 rounds of the fall counted, while seven of his final nine rounds were 74 or below ? Averaged 72.6 over his final nine rounds of the fall ? Tied for 11th at the Country Club of Louisiana with rounds of 74-70-75 ? Finished 17th at the Duke Classic, shooting rounds of 72-72-75 ? Tied for ninth at the Tennessee Tournament of Champions ? Finished with a 1-under 215 (68-73-74).
Freshman: Played in seven of eight spring tournaments despite battling mononucleosis for much of the season … Best spring finish was at the ACC Championships, where he tied for 35th, shooting 71-77-74 ? Played in all five fall tournaments, posting a 75.85 average ??Started his college career with a bang, grabbing the 36-hole lead in the Keswick Club Cavalier Classic with rounds of 69-68 … Had a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at Keswick in his second round … Struggled in the final round at Keswick but still finished tied for 14th in his first college tournament.
Additional Amateur Highlights?1999: Claimed two major victories in the summer capturing the Maryland Open and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Amateur Championships ? Fired rounds of 66-70-69 to win the Maryland Open by three shots after trailing by five after two rounds ? Defeated teammate Steve Marino in the finals of the Metropolitan Amateur ? Qualified for the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach ? Finished tied for 42nd at the Northeast Amateur with rounds of 78-70-73-71 ? Shot 72-75-71-72 to finish tied for 17th in the Eastern Amateur. 1997: First-Team Washington Post All-Metro … Washington Metropolitan Golf Association Junior Player of the Year for the second straight year … Shot 69 and won the Washington Metro Prep Championship for the fourth consecutive year … Shot 70-72-75 to win the Eastern Interscholastic … Shot 72-74-72 to win the Frank Emmet Schoolboy … Finished tied for second at the AJGA Tucker Anthony, and tied for 20th in the AJGA Marsh and McLennon … Won the Bobby Gorin Memorial Match Play Championship. 1996: Reached match play at the USGA Junior Championship … Won the Eastern Interscholastic by 12 shots with rounds of 78-73-69 … Reached quarterfinals of the Bobby Bowers after qualifying with a 67. 1995: Was the youngest player in the country and the fourth youngest of all time to qualify for the USGA Men?s Amateur at Newport … Won the 14-15 year old division of the Bobby Bowers Memorial.
Mitchell?s Career Stats
Season Tmts. Rds. Total Avg. LowBest Finish Fall 1997 5 13.5 1,024 75.8568 T14?Cavalier ClassicSpring 1998 7 21 1,637 77.9571 T35?ACC Tourn.Fall 1998 5 15 1,117 74.4768 T9?Tennessee ToC Spring 1999 7 21 1,554 74.0068 T2–WoffordFall 1999 5 14 1,019 72.7866 T5?Carpet CapitalSpring 2000 8 23 1,784 77.5767 1st?Cleveland Coll. Career 37 107.5 8,135 75.6766 1st?Cleveland Coll.