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.
Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club
Dade City, FL
Par-72, 7,060 yards
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
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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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