March 12, 2013
Charlottesville, Va. - Behind the play of individual runner-up Mac McLaughlin, the Virginia men's golf team placed sixth in the 18-team Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C.
The Cavaliers shot 19-over 299 during Tuesday's final round for a 54-hole total of 873. Augusta State took home the team championship after finishing at 856, seven strokes ahead of runner-up South Carolina.
Virginia was led by McLaughlin's second-place finish. He shot 2-under 208 to place two shots behind USC Aiken's Matt Atkins. McLaughlin's finish and total score were both career bests. It marked the fourth time he has placed in the top-10 during his career.
UVa's Denny McCarthy was 11th overall at 4-over 214. He finished the tournament by shooting even par 70 on Tuesday. Nick Tremps was 42nd overall at 225, Ji Soo Park was 65th at 231 and Alex Lloyd was 70th at 232.
The Cavaliers wrap up their Spring Break trip by playing in the Chris Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. The tournament runs March 15-17.
Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate
Palmetto Golf Club
Par 70, 6,617 yards
1. Augusta State 282-290-282-856
2. South Carolina 287-283-293-863
3. NC State 284-287-293-864
3. Clemson 285-292-287-864
5. Liberty 288-289-291-868
6. Virginia 291-283-299-873
7. Georgia State 294-290-294-878
8. USC Aiken 288-292-300-880
9. Elon 295-296-301-892
10. Nebraska 305-294-296-895
11. Pennsylvania 297-294-306-897
12. Furman 295-299-306-900
12. Akron 298-295-307-900
14. Western Carolina 296-298-310-904
15. Maryland 303-296-309-908
16. Presbyterian 296-304-313-913
17. Wofford 300-312-303-915
18. Francis Marion 303-308-308-918
Individual Leaders 1. Matt Atkins, USCA 68-68-70-206 2. Mac McLaughlin, Virginia 71-64-73-208 3. Mavrick Antcliff, Augusta State 70-73-66-209 3. Matthew NeSmith, South Carolina 68-69-72-209 5. Stephen Behr, Clemson 71-74-65-210
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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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