March 7, 2017
Aiken, S.C. - Virginia senior All-American Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) picked up the third win of his career as the No. 3 Virginia men’s golf team finished as the runners-up at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C.
Bard used a birdie on the 17th hole to break a tie with Clemson’s Doc Redman to capture the title. The two players came to the par-4, 388-yard hole sharing the lead at 3-under when Bard took the lead and Redman dropped back to second with a bogey. Bard finished at 6-under 204 including a final round of even par 70.
Redman tied UVA junior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) for second place at 3-under 207. Walker posted a 71 during Tuesday’s play. Walker’s finish was the best of his career and came after he placed third at the John Burns Intercollegiate to open the spring season.
Clemson managed to overtake the Cavaliers during the final round to win the team title by a single stroke at 5-under 835. UVA shot 13-over 293 Tuesday while the Tigers managed a final round score of 9-over 289.
Cavalier sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) placed ninth, his third top-10 finish this season, at 1-over 211. Walsh posted a final round score of 76.
Freshman Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) was 18th at 215. Classmate Luke Schaap (Potomac, Md.) was 69th at 228. He completed play with a 76.
The Cavaliers will continue their spring break trip this weekend when they compete at the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach. UVA is without senior Jimmy Stanger who will play in this week’s PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship in Tampa. Stanger is currently the No. 7 ranked players in the nation.
Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate
Palmetto Golf Club
Par 70, 6,617 yards
1. Clemson 269-277-289-835
2. Virginia 273-270-293-836 -4
3. South Carolina
4. Augusta 276-282-290-848
5. East Carolina 283-284-290-857
6. Georgia Southern 285-283-292-860
7. Liberty 291-285-295-871
8. Coastal Carolina 285-284-303-872
9. USC Aiken 288-290-295-873
10. Chattanooga 295-275-305-875
11. Furman 293-288-291-872
12. Akron 302-283-293-878
13. Wofford 301-291-300-892
14. Presbyterian 300-288-309-897
15. Francis Marion 303-284-312-899
16. Charleston Southern 304-298-300-902
17. Temple 300-301-308-909
18. USC Upstate 300-308-307-915
Diakite's Impact Growing for CavaliersMen's Basketball12/15/17Redshirt sophomore Mamadi Diakite has been a positive presence around the basket for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts Davidson on Saturday afternoon at JPJ.Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl StorylinesFootball12/14/17Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a former head coach of each team.Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.
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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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