March 27, 2017
Awendaw, S.C. - The No. 9 Virginia men’s golf team dropped down to eighth place after the second round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay tournament. The Cavaliers posted a second-round score of 7-over 295 for a two-day total of even par 576. South Carolina and Mississippi lead the 15-team field at 565. The event is taking place at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C., and is hosted by the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation.
Senior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) had UVA’s best round Monday, shooting 3-under 69 to move into seventh place at 3-under 141. The Cavaliers’ overall leader is senior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.), who is tied for third place at 5-under 139. He posted a second-round score of even par 72.
Stanger enters Tuesday’s final round four strokes behind co-leaders Braden Thornberry and Ben Wolcott of Mississippi.
UVA sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) is in 55th place at 148 while freshman Luke Schaap (Potomac, Md.) is 62nd at 150. Junior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) finished the second round in 78th place at 154.
Freshman Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), who is competing as an individual, is in 11th place at 2-under 142.
UVA is paired with Purdue and Auburn during Tuesday’s final round. Those teams are set to tee off starting at 8 a.m. from the 10th tee. Live scoring is online at BirdieFire.com.
Hootie at Bulls Bay
Bulls Bay Golf Club
Par 72, 7,268 yards
Second Round Results
1. South Carolina 279-286-565
1. Mississippi 283-282-565
3. NC State 287-281-568
4. Georgia State 277-293-570
5. Kentucky 287-287-574
5. Missouri 287-287-574
7. Purdue 285-290-575
8. Virginia 281-295-576
9. Auburn 284-293-577
10. Kansas 288-290-578
11. Houston 286-293-579
11. Richmond 288-291-579
13. Col. of Charleston 290-297-587
14. Charleston Southern 292-303-595
15. Wisconsin 294-305-599
Individual Leaders 1. Braden Thornberry, Mississippi 66-69-135 1. Ben Wolcott, Mississippi 67-68-135 1. Keenan Huskey, South Carolina 66-73-139 3. Jimmy Stanger, Virginia 67-72-139
Virginia Results 3. Jimmy Stanger 67-72-139 7. Derek Bard 72-69-141 11. Andrew Orischak * 70-72-142 55. Thomas Walsh 72-76-148 62. Luke Schaap 70-80-150 78. Danny Walker 76-78-154 * Competing as an individual
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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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