Feb. 15, 2017
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii - Fueled by a school-record individual performance, the No. 4 Virginia men's golf team jumped out to the early lead at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii. Senior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) shot 10-under 62 to lead the Cavaliers and hold a four-shot lead after the opening 18 holes of play.
Stanger's round was bogey-free as he notched five birdies on the front and back side of the Wailua Golf Course. His score was also a course record. Stanger eclipsed the UVA scoring mark by one stroke. It was previously shared by Cole Kelly (1996), Ben Kohles (2010) and Denny McCarthy (2014).
Stanger's previous low round was a 6-under 66 he shot at the General Hackler Championship en route to medalist honors at that event last season. He entered the Burns Intercollegiate ranked No. 4 in the latest Golfstat rankings. Stanger took first place in his last fall tournament, shooting 9-under 207 to capture top honors at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate.
Virginia shot 20-under 268 during the first round, which was just one shot off the team's single-round scoring record. The Cavaliers finished the day eight shots ahead of second-place Texas A&M. It is UVA's first tournament of the spring season.
All four of UVA's scoring players finished under par on Wednesday. Senior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) shot 6-under 66 and is tied for second place. Junior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) posted a score of 3-under 69 and stands eighth on the leaderboard. Freshman Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) finished with a 71 and is in 14th position. Sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) is 62nd after shooting 75.
The 54-hole event runs through Friday.
John Burns Intercollegiate
Wailua Golf Course
Lihu'e, Kaua'i, Hawaii
Par-72, 6,991 yards
First Round Results
1. Virginia 268
2. Texas A&M 276
3. UNLV 282
4. BYU 284
5. Santa Clara 287
6. Kennesaw State 289
7. UTEP 290
7. Arizona 290
9. Grand Canyon 291
9. California 291
11. Washington 294
12. New Mexico 295
13. Hawaii 298
14. North Dakota State 299
15. Utah 301
16. Washington State 302
17. Northern Colorado 304
18. Hawaii-Hilo 316
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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