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UVa Men's Golfers Finish Fifth at USF Invitational

Ji Soo Park

March 5, 2013

Dade City, Fla. - The Virginia men's golf team finished fifth at the 17-team USF Invitational that concluded Tuesday. The Cavaliers shot 4-over 292 during the final round at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla., for a 54-hole total of 17-over 881. NC State took first-place honors at 4-under 860, one shot ahead of South Carolina.

The USF Invitational was Virginia's first tournament of the spring.

Virginia was led by the 14th-place finish of sophomore Ji Soo Park, who shot 1-under 71 Tuesday. Park finished at 1-over 217, the best tournament score in his career. It marked the second consecutive tournament Park has led the team in scoring. He was ninth at the U.S. Collegiate in UVa's final event of the fall season.

Classmate Denny McCarthy was 19th overall at 3-over 219. McCarthy shot 3-over 75 during the final round. Mac McLaughlin was 25th overall at 6-over 222, including a 72 during the final round. Alex Lloyd placed 28th in his collegiate debut. He finished at 223, including a 74 during Tuesday's play. Nick McLaughlin was 52nd at 229. He shot 76 during the final round.

NC State's Albin Choi claimed medalist honors at 8-under 208

The Cavaliers return to action next week at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C. The tournament runs March 12-13.

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

Team Results
 1. NC State               287-280-293-860
 2. South Carolina         287-283-291-861
 3. Florida State          293-286-284-863
 4. South Florida          296-294-283-873
 5. Virginia               289-300-292-881
 6. Mercer                 289-298-296-883
 7. Kentucky               295-287-302-884
 8. Kennesaw State         300-295-290-885
 9. Troy                   304-297-291-892
10. Louisville             296-304-293-893
11. Middle Tennessee State 304-298-301-903
12. Rice                   300-301-308-909
13. Cincinnati             306-297-316-919
14. Eastern Michigan       300-311-309-920
14. Marquette              308-300-312-920
16. Wisconsin              310-303-311-924
17. DePaul                 312-296-320-928

Individual Leaders 1. Albin Choi, NC State 68-68-72-208 2. Daniel Berger, Florida State 71-67-73-211 2. Dykes Harbin, South Carolina 68-72-71-211 2. Hans Reimers, Mercer 73-70-68-211 5. Hank Lebioda, Florida State 74-72-66-212

Virginia Results 14. Ji Soo Park 72-74-71-217 19. Denny McCarthy 71-73-75-219 25. Mac McLaughlin 74-76-72-222 28. Alex Lloyd 72-77-74-223 52. Nick McLaughlin 74-79-76-229


 

 

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