March 6, 2017
Aiken, S.C. - The No. 3 Virginia men’s golf team is in first place following the opening 36 holes of play at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invite in Aiken, S.C. The Cavaliers posted rounds of 7-under 273 and 10-under 270 for a first-day total of 17-under 543. Clemson is in second place at 546.
Senior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) ended the day tied for first place at 6-under 134. He was one of four Cavaliers who finished the first 36 holes among the top-10 on the leaderboard.
Sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) is tied for third at 135, junior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) is fifth at 136 and freshman Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) is 10th at 138. All four of those players posted under-par scores for each of their rounds. Walsh posted rounds of 68 and 67, Walker went 67 and 69 and Orischak carded dual scores of 69, equaling his low collegiate score.
Freshman Luke Schaap (Potomac, Md.) is in 73rd place after shooting 152. He had rounds of 74 and 78.
The final round of the tournament will be played Tuesday with teams teeing off at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational
Palmetto Golf Club
Par 70, 6,617 yards
Second Round Results
1. Virginia 273-270-543
2. Clemson 269-277-546
3. Augusta 276-282-558
4. South Carolina
5. East Carolina 283-284-567
6. Georgia Southern 285-283-568
7. Coastal Carolina 285-284-569
8. Chattanooga 295-275-570
9. Liberty 291-285-576
10. USC Aiken 288-290-578
11. Furman 293-288-581
12. Akron 302-283-585
13. Francis Marion 303-284-587
14. Presbyterian 300-288-588
15. Wofford 301-291-592
16. Temple 300-301-601
17. Charleston Southern 304-298-602
18. USC Upstate 300-308-608
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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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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