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Cavaliers Move Up to Sixth Place at Burns Intercollegiate

Thomas Walsh
Thomas Walsh

Feb. 16, 2018

Lihu'e, Hawaii - The Virginia men's golf team shot 8-under 280 on Friday to move up to sixth place at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii. The Cavaliers' 36-hole score stands at 5-under 571. UNLV continues to lead the 20-team field at 21-under 555.

UVA's second-round score was an 11-shot improvement over its first-round effort.

Junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) led Virginia during the second round, shooting 4-under 68. Walsh stared his day with a bogey and then played the rest of his round at 5-under par. Walsh is tied for 15th place overall at 3-under 141. Joining him in that position on the leaderboard is sophomore Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C), who notched a second-round score of 2-under 70.

UVA senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) and sophomore Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.) are tied for 39th place at 1-over 145. Walker posted a second-round score of 70 while Poole carded a round of 72. Freshman WeiWei Gao (Cebu City, Philippines) dropped back to 63rd place at 5-over 149. He shot 75 on Friday.

The final round of the three-day tournament is set for Saturday. The event is UVA's first tournament of the spring.

John Burns Intercollegiate
Wailua Golf Course
Lihu'e, Kaua'i, Hawaii
Par-72, 6,991 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results
 1. UNLV               270-285-555
 2. Texas A&M          283-278-561
 3. Arizona            288-278-566
 4. North Carolina     284-283-567
 5. BYU                284-286-570
 6. Virginia           291-280-571
 7. Utah               285-287-572   
 8. St. Mary's         285-289-574
 8. Grand Canyon       293-281-574
10. Long Beach State   287-290-577
11. New Mexico         300-281-581
12. Fresno State       297-286-583
12. UC Irvine          298-285-583
14. UNC Wilmington     301-284-585
15. UTEP               299-291-590      
16. Washington State   296-297-593
17. UC Santa Barbara   303-292-595
18. Northern Colorado  307-289-596
19. CSU Northridge     301-307-608
20. Hawaii             309-307-616

Individual Leaders 1. Shintaro Ban, UNLV 65-68-133 2. Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M 69-67-136 2. David Laskin, Arizona 67-69-136

Virginia Results 15. Thomas Walsh 73-68-141 15. Andrew Orischak 71-70-141 39. Danny Walker 75-70-145 39. Ashton Poole 73-72-145 63. WeiWei Gao 74-75-149




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