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Cavalier Men's Golfers in Second Place to Open Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

Jonesborough, TN - The seventh-ranked Virginia men's golf team is in second place following the opening round of play at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate @ Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough, Tenn. The Cavaliers shot 7-over 295 and trail NC State by eight strokes. UVa won the tournament last fall.

Freshman Denny McCarthy led UVa with a 1-under 71 and is tied for third place. Ben Rusch, who tied for second at the tournament last year, is in fifth place at 72. Bruce Woodall is ninth at 73, Ben Kohles is 55th at 79 and Mac McLaughlin is 74th at 82. Cory Siegfried, playing as an individual, is 41st at 77.

NC State's Mark McMillen leads the field at 4-under 68.

The tournament continues with the second round Saturday and the final round Sunday. Live scoring is online at

Bank of Tennessee @ Blackthorn Club
Blackthorn Club at the Ridges
Jonesborough, TN
Par-72, 7,147 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
1. NC State 287
2. Virginia 295
3. Missouri 296
3. UNC Wilmington 296
5. Tennessee 298
5. Memphis 298
7. Kent State 202
7. Louisville 303
9. Wake Forest 304
10. Toledo 308
11. Virginia Tech 310
11. Villanova 310
13. Clemson 313
13. East Tennessee State 313
13. Army 313

Individual Leaders
1. Mark McMillen, NC State 68
2. Chris Selfridge, Toledo 70
3. Jace Long, Missouri 71
3. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 71
5. Albin Choi, NC Sate 72
5. Michael Kania, Villanova 72
5. Steve Lee, Memphis 72
5. Ben Rusch, Virginia 72

Virginia Results
3. Denny McCarthy 71
5. Ben Rusch 72
9. Bruce Woodall 73
55. Ben Kohles 79
74. Mac McLaughlin 82
41. Cory Siegfried* 77
* Competing as an individual


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