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Cavalier Men's Golfers Open USF Invitational in Third Place

Denny McCarthy

March 3, 2013

Dade City, Fla. - The Virginia men's golf team opened its spring schedule by finishing the opening round of the USF Invitational in third place. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 289 at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla., and trail co-leaders South Carolina and NC State by two shots.

Cavalier sophomore Denny McCarthy led UVa with a 1-under 71 to end the first round in eighth place. Ji Soo Park and Alex Lloyd are tied for 11th place at even par 72 and Mac McLaughin and Nick McLaughlin are tied for 22nd at 2-over 74. The tournament is the first in Lloyd's career.

Three players shot 4-under 68 to lead the field after the opening 18 holes including NC State's Albin Choi, South Carolina's Dykes Harbin and Kentucky's Stephen Powers.

The second round of the tournament is set for Monday and the final round will be played Tuesday. Live scoring is online at

USF Invitational
Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club
Dade City, FL
Par-72, 7,060 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. South Carolina         287
 1. NC State               287
 3. Virginia               289
 3. Mercer                 289
 5. Florida State          293
 6. Kentucky               295
 7. South Florida          296
 7. Louisville             296
 9. Kennesaw State         300
 9. Eastern Michigan       300
 9. Rice                   300
12. Middle Tennessee State 304
12. Troy                   304
14. Cincinnati             306
15. Marquette              308
16. Wisconsin              310
17. Depaul                 312

Individual Leaders 1. Albin Choi, NC State 68 1. Dykes Harbin, South Carolina 68 1. Stephen Powers, Kentucky 68 4. Logan Harrell, NC State 69 4. John Gregory Joseph, Mercer 69

Virginia Results 8. Denny McCarthy 71 11. Ji Soo Park 72 11. Alex Lloyd 72 22. Mac McLaughlin 74 22. Nick McLaughlin 74




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