UVa Men's Golfers Finish Second at Palmetto Intercollegiate

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Derek Bard
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March 11, 2014

Aiken, S.C. - The No. 7 Virginia men's golf team opened the spring portion of its schedule with an impressive second-place finish at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C. The Cavaliers shot 279 during Tuesday's final round of play for a 54-hole of 16-over 856. Clemson bettered the Cavaliers by two strokes to win the team title in the 18-school field.

Freshman Derek Bard paced Virginia with a runner-up finish, shooting 1-over 211, to record the best finish in his Cavalier career. Bard had rounds of 72, 69 and 70 to record his second top-five finish in three collegiate appearances.

Virginia All-American Denny McCarthy posted the team's best final-round score, shooting 3-under 67, to finish in fourth place at 3-over 213. McCarthy, a candidate for the Hogan Award presented to the nation's top collegiate golfer, posted the 11th top-10 finish in his career. It was the fourth time in five tournaments this year that McCarthy posted a top-five performance.

Ben Rush shot 1-under 69 during Tuesday's play to move up to 14th place, finishing with a score of 217. Nick McLaughlin was 31st at 222 and Jimmy Stanger was 38th at 223.

Clemson's Austin Langdale took medalist honors at even par 210.

The Cavaliers will wrap up their spring break trip by competing at the Chris Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga., starting Friday.

Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate
Palmetto Golf Club
Aiken, S.C.
Par 70, 6,617 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. Clemson         281-290-283-854
 2. Virginia        290-287-279-856
 3. South Carolina
  289-290-288-867
 4. Georgia State   294-291-289-874
 5. Chattanooga     295-296-284-875
 6. GRU Augusta     294-295-287-876
 6. USC Aiken       295-293-288-876
 8. Liberty         290-299-288-877
 9. Maryland        299-294-294-887
10. NC State        292-296-301-889
11. Wofford         297-288-309-894
11. Furman          294-293-307-894
13. Elon            298-302-298-898

14. Presbyterian    303-296-303-902

15. Francis Marion  294-306-307-907
16. Akron           296-300-316-912
17. Nebraska        296-308-311-915
18. Penn            320-316-316-955

Individual Leaders 1. Austin Langdale, Clemson 69-69-72-210 2. Derek Bard, Virginia 72-69-70-211 3. Niklas Lindstrom, Liberty 68-77-67-212 4. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 72-74-67-213 5. Chris Robb, Chattanooga 74-72-68-214 5. Mathieu Fenasse, Liberty 72-71-71-214 5. Will Starke, South Carolina 70-71-73-214

Virginia Results 2. Derek Bard 72-69-70-211 4. Denny McCarthy 72-74-67-213 14. Ben Rusch 74-74-69-217 31. Nick McLaughlin 72-73-77-222 38. Jimmy Stanger 79-71-73-223