Denny McCarthy
Denny  McCarthy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rockville, Md.

High School:
Georgetown Prep



08/06/2013

Virginia Has 286 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized

07/31/2013

McCarthy Cruises to U.S. Amateur Qualifying Spot

Cavalier Qualifies for Fifth Consecutive Year

07/11/2013

McCarthy Sweeps Top Maryland Golf Championships

Cavalier Junior Wins Maryland Open

05/17/2013

NCAA Golf Regional @ Ohio State

Second Round Action

05/16/2013

NCAA Golf Regional @ Ohio State

First Round Action

Virginia
2014-15 (Senior)

• Named a third-team All-American by PING and received honorable mention honors from Golfweek
• Finished 24th in final Golfstat rankings and No. 31 by Golfstat
• Competed in the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in his career and advanced to final round, finishing 29th
• Helped UVa to an 18th-place finish in the team compettion
• Shot under par in his last five tournaments prior to NCAAs
• Was combined 13-under for ACCs & NCAA Regional
• Led UVa at NCAA Regional, finishing fourth at -6, 210, his best finish this spring
• Posted his third top-10 career finish at ACC Championships, shooting -7, 209 to place seventh
• Led the team with a 70.94 stroke average
• Did not play in regular-season finale at Yale Spring Invitational due to illness
• Ended fall with back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and the U.S. Collegiate
• Shot 9-under 63 during opening round of U.S. Collegiate to tie UVa single-round scoring record & post low round by ACC player this year
• Did not compete in season opening Northern Intercollegiate while helping U.S. squad to championship at World Amateur Team Championships in Japan
• Finished his career with 21 career top-10 finishes which ranks No. 4 all-time at UVa

2013-14 (Junior)
• Named a second-team All-American by PING and Golfweek
• Picked to PING All-Region team for third consecutive year
• Sixth at the NCAA Championships, the second best finish by UVa player at the event
• Finished at 4-under 206
• Earned the individual at-large berth by finishing sixth at the Columbia Regional site
• Shot 7-under 209 at NCAA Regional, one stroke ahead of teammate David Pastore
• Was 77th at 2012 NCAA Championships when UVa placed 22nd as a team
• Improved his NCAA Championship finish to 22nd place in 2013
• Became the first UVa player named to the Ben Hogan Watch List, presented annually to nation's top college golfer
• Led the team in stroke average at 70.38 that ranked as the second best in the ACC
• Ranked No. 13 in final Golfweek standings and No. 14 by Golfstat
• Ended postseason ranked No. 59 in World Amateur Golf Rankings
• UVa's top finisher in its first three fall tournaments with top-five finishes at each event
• Led UVa in scoring in six events
• Was the runner-up at ACC Championships (-7, 209)
• Tied for first at Jim West Intercollegiate but lost playoff to teammate David Pastore for medalist trophy
• Shot career best 13-under 203 at Jim West to help Cavaliers set 54-hole scoring record
• Carded a 2nd round score of 8-under 64 at Jim West for best 18-hole score of his career
• 24 of his 34 rounds (71%) this year have been par or better
• Posted team-best nine top-10 finishes to raise career total to 16
• Named to Golfworld's preseason "Players to Watch" list
• Selected for the College All-America Classic in November, but opted not to participate

2012-13 (Sophomore)
• An honorable mention selection to the PING All-America Team
• Named to the PING Division I All-East Region team
• Earned an individual berth to NCAA Championships by tying for second at Columbus Regional
• Finished in tie for 22nd at NCAAs at 2-under 208
• Shot 4-under at NCAAs over final 36 holes
• Helped UVa to a sixth-place finish in Columbus as the No. 11 seed
• Shot 1-over 214 at Columbus Regional, including final round of 5-under 66
• His final round score of 66 was low individual round during the Regional
• Leads the team with a 72.59 stroke average
• Named to the All-ACC team for second consecutive season
• Started the season with a win at the Northern Open
• Shot 3-over 216 including a 3-under 68 during final round
• Was team's top finisher in five events
• Finished in the top-20 of all 11 tournaments
• Tied for 29th at ACC Championships (+3, 219)
• Low round of the fall was 67 (-4) during first 18 holes of Mason Rudolph
• His 67 was lowest round shot by any UVa player in the fall
• Shot par or better in 12 of 26 rounds
• Named to the Virginia Collegiate Golf Coaches Association's All-State team
• Named to Golfworld's "50 Players to Watch" list for 2012-13 season

2011-12 (Freshman)
• Named the ACC's Freshman of the Year, the first Cavalier to be picked since 1995
• Selected for the All-ACC squad, just the fourth UVa freshman men's golfer to earn that honor
• Named to the PING All-East Region team
• Qualified for 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship
• Finished second on the team with 72.31 stroke average
• Was 77th at NCAA Championships at 11-over 224
• Stroke average ranked ninth in the ACC, second best among all freshmen
• Had five top-10 finishes, including three during the fall season
• Ranked No. 75 in final Golfweek standings
• Shot 65 (-7) in 2nd round of ACC Championships for low round of the year
• Named to the all-state team by Virginia State Golf Coaches Association
• Placed fourth at ACC Championships
• Ranked in the preseason the No. 7 incoming freshman by Golfweek
• Finished the fall season with the team's best stroke average (71.83)
• Led or shared team lead in scoring in all four fall events
• Placed fourth at VCU Shootout in UVa debut with season-best 8-under 208
• Fired a 6-under 66 in second round of VCU Shootout for best round of fall
• Placed fifth at The Gifford and was sixth at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

Amateur & Junior Golf Notes
• Finished 42nd at the 2015 U.S. Open shortly after graduating from UVa
• Won the 2015 Maryland Open for the third time (2010, 2013)
• Invited to participate in 2014 Walker Cup practice sessions
• Made his sixth appearance at the USGA's Amateur Championship in 2014, reaching semifinals
• Named to 2014 USGA three-man World Amateur Team
• Won the Maryland State Amateur and Maryland Open in both 2013 and 2014
• Tied for second at 2014 Porter Cup
• AJGA first-team All-American
• At one time ranked the nation's top junior by Golfweek in 2010
• Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championships in 2011, 2010 and 2009
• AJGA first-team All-American
• Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championships in 2011, 2010 and 2009 (as a 16-year-old)
• Reached match play at U.S. Amateur in 2011 and 2010
• Consistently ranked among top 10 juniors in the nation by AJGA, Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard
• Won the 2010 Junior PGA Championship, shooting 9-under 207
• In 2010 he helped the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team to a 13.5-10.5 victory in Scotland against the rival European squad
• Won the Maryland Open in 2010 as a 17-year-old, the youngest player to claim the title in its 89-year history
• Reached match play at U.S. Amateur in 2011 and 2010
• Consistently ranked among top 10 juniors in the nation by AJGA, Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard
• Won the 2010 Junior PGA Championship, shooting 9-under 207
• In 2010 he helped the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team to a 13.5-10.5 victory in Scotland against the rival European squad
• Won the Maryland Open in 2010 as a 17-year-old

Georgetown Prep / Personal
• Named the All-Met Player of the Year for 2010
• Earned All-Met honors all three seasons
• Won Interstate Athletic Conference titles as a freshman, junior and senior and Washington Private Schools championships as a sophomore, junior and senior
• Played guard for the school's basketball team
• Born in Takoma Park
• Parents are Elena and Dennis
• Has an older brother and two younger sisters
• Brother played golf at Loyola (Md.) and uncle, Mike McCarthy, played golf at James Madison

Denny McCarthy’s Career Statistics

YEAR ROUNDS STROKES AVG LOW
2011-2012 36 2603 72.31 65
2012-2013 35 2531 72.31 66
2013-2014 34 2393 70.38 64
2014-2015 33 2341 70.94 63
CAREER 138 9868 71.51 63

Denny McCarthy’s Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish: 1st, Northern Open, Sept. 8-9, 2012 & Jim West Intercollegiate, April 7-8, 2014
Career Top-10 Finishes: 21
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 203, Jim West Intercollegiate, April 7-8, 2014
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 63, U.S. Collegiate, Oct. 17, 2014

2011-12 Tournament Results

Date Tournament Score Par Total Overall Place UVa Place
Sept. 26-27 VCU Shootout 70-66-72 -8 208 4 1
Oct. 14-16 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 71-72-75 +2 218 6 1
Oct. 23-25 U.S. Collegiate 74-74-76 +8 224 49 1
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 The Gifford 70-73-69 -1 212 5 1
March 5-6 Palmetto Intercollegiate 74-70-72 +6 216 11 3
March 11-12 General Hackler 72-76-74 +9 222 18 2
March 16-18 Schenkel Invitational 76-68-77 +5 221 48 4
March 25-27 Hootie @ Bulls Bay 73-72-69 -2 214 5 1
April 7-8 Koch Invitational 73-70-78 +5 221 27 3
April 20-22 ACC Championships 71-65-73 -7 209 4 2
May 17-19 NCAA Regional 71-74-69 +1 214 25 2
May 29-31 NCAA Championships 79-70-75 +11 224 77 3

2012-13 Tournament Results

Date Tournament Par Total Overall Place Place On Team
Sept. 8-9 Northern Open 74-74-68 +3 216 1 1
Sept. 21-23 Mason Rudolph Championship 67-75-72 +1 214 12 1
Oct. 12-14 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 75-70-72 +1 217 17 2
Oct. 19-21 U.S. Collegiate 72-77-71 +4 220 20 2
March 3-5 USF Invitational 71-73-75 +3 219 19 2
March 11-12 Palmetto Intercollegiate 75-69-70 +4 214 11 2
March 15-17 Schenkel Invitational 79-69-71 +3 219 7 1
March 25-27 Hootie @ Bulls Bay 75-73-71 +3 219 7 1
April 20-21 Navy Invitational 77-75 +10 152 20 3
April 26-28 ACC Championships 73-68-78 +3 219 2 1
May 16-18 NCAA Regional 74-74-66 -2 208 22 na
May 28-30 NCAA Championships 72-67-69 -2 208 22 na

2013-14 Tournament Results

Date Tournament Score Par Total Overall Place UVa Place
Sept. 8-9 Northern Intercollegiate 71-72-71 -2 214 4 1
Sept. 20-22 DICK’s Sporting Goods Challenge Cup 68-68-74 -3 210 5 1
Oct. 11-13 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 73-66-66 -11 205 1 1
Oct. 18-20 U.S. Collegiate 72-70-72 -2 214 15 2
March 11-12 Palmetto Intercollegiate 72-74-67 +3 213 4 2
March 14-16 Schenkel Invitational 70-75-72 +1 217 20 2
March 23-25 Hootie @ Bulls Bay 72-76-72 +4 220 28 5
April 7-8 Jim West Intercollegiate 70-64-69 -13 203 1 1
April 20 Wolfpack Spring Open 73 +1 73 8 2
April 26-28 ACC Championships 71-71-67 -7 209 2 1
May 15-17 NCAA Regional 69-73-67 -7 209 6 1
May 24-26 NCAA Championships 65-71-70 -4 206 6 na

2014-15 Tournament Results

Date Tournament Score Par Total Overall Place UVa Place
Sept. 19-21 DICK’s Sporting Goods Challenge Cup 71-71-71 E 213 11 2
Sept. 29-30 Primland Challenge 73-72-72 +1 217 33 5
Oct. 10-11 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 69-67 -6 136 2 1
Oct. 17-19 U.S. Collegiate 63-72-72 -9 207 2 2
Feb. 18-20 John Burns Intercollegiate 75-77-72 +8 224 37 3
March 9-10 Palmetto Invitational 65-69-72 -4 206 11 2
March 13-15 Seminole Intercollegiate 69-70-72 -5 211 9 2
March 29-31 Hootie @Bulls Bay 73-73-70 -1 215 22 2
April 24-26 ACC Championships 69-70-70 -7 209 7 1
May 14-16 NCAA Regional 72-69-69 -6 210 4 1
May 29-June 1 NCAA Championships 76-69-73-75 +5 293 29 1