March 19, 2017
Greensboro, Ga. - The No. 8 Virginia men’s golf team is tied for fifth place following the opening round of play at the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Ga. The Cavaliers shot 5-under 283 at the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee. No. 4 Baylor leads the 15-team field at 14-under 274.
Senior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) posted UVA’s low round, shooting 4-under 68 to finish the day in eighth place. It is the seventh time in nine rounds this spring Bard has shot par or better in a tournament.
The second round of the tournament is set for Monday and the final round takes place Tuesday. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
Linger Longer Invitational
Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee
Par 72, 7,073 yards
First Round Results
1. Baylor 274
2. Troy 280
2. UNCG 280
2. Michigan 280
5. Virginia 283
5. Kennesaw State 283
5. Augusta 283
8. Georgia 285
9. Maryland 286
10. Alabama 287
11. Ohio State 290
12. Middle Tennessee St. 293
13. Mercer 295
14. Charlotte 297
15. VCU 301
Individual Leaders 1. Kyle Mueller, Michigan 66 1. Luke Moser, Troy 66 1. Chris Guglielmo, Kennesaw State 66 4. Greyson Sigg, Georgia 67 4. Braden Bailey, Baylor 67 4. Bryce Hendrix, UNCG 67 4. Matthew Perrine, Baylor 67
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.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball10/16/17The season starts Nov. 10 for the Cavaliers, whose third annual Pepsi Blue-White scrimmage is Sunday afternoon at JPJ.
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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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