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Cavalier Golfers 11th at Puerto Rico



February 22, 1999

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The University of Virginia golf team stands in 11th place after two rounds of the San Juan Shoot-Out in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The tournament is the opening tournament of the spring season for the Cavaliers.

Virginia has a 36-hole total of 596, six strokes behind Wake Forest for the top 10. Clemson has blazed to a 19-under par 557 and is two strokes ahead of ACC rival Georgia Tech. Georgia is in third at 571, while East Tennessee State is fourth at 572.

East Tennessee State's David Christensen fired a 5-under par 67 today and is 8-under 136 after 18 holes. He holds a one-stroke lead over Clemson's Michael Hoey in a tightly bunched field that shows 26 players at or below par. N.C. State's Carl Pettersson fired a 66 today, the low round of the tournament.

Cameron Yancey is Virginia's low man. The sophomore from Blackstone, Va., has shot 71s in both rounds and is in a four-way tie for 17th at 2-under 142. Junior All-American James Driscoll is one stroke behind Yancey and is tied for 21st.

Play concludes with 18 holes tomorrow.

    Team Scores                     Top 10 Individuals
    1.  Clemson         557 (-19)   1.  David Christensen, E. Tenn. State 136 (-8)
    2.  Georgia Tech    559         2.  Michael Hoey, Clemson           137
    3.  Georgia         571         3.  David Gossett, Texas            138
    4.  East Tennessee State  572       Carlton Forrester, Georgia Tech 138
    5.  Minnesota       576             Nick Cassini, Georgia           138
        N.C. State      576         6.  Carl Pettersson, N.C. State     139
    7.  Texas           577         7.  Luke Donald, Northwestern       140
    8.  Northwestern    579             John Engler, Clemson            140
    9.  North Carolina  580             Matt Kuchar, Georgia Tech       140
    10. Wake Forest     590             Elliot Gealy, Clemson           140
    11. Virginia        596 (303-293)   Kris Mikkelsen, Georgia Tech    140
    12. Duke            598
    13. Columbus State  599         Virginia Golfers
    14. Florida State   604 T17.    Cameron Yancey  71-71142
    15. Penn State      611 T21.    James Driscoll  74-69143
    16. Purdue          612 T66.    Mike Mitchell   76-77153
    17. Missouri        613 T78.    Steve Marino    82-76158
        Kent            613 T86.    Jimmy Forehand  85-79164




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