April 7, 2014
McKinney, Texas -
The No. 10 Virginia men's golf team posted the best single-round score in the program's history to take the opening-day lead at the Jim West Intercollegiate at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. The Cavaliers finished the first two rounds of play at 36-under 540. Iowa State trails UVa by 13 shots at 553.
UVa shot 15-under 273 during the morning round and followed that up with a school-record 21-under 267 during the second round. The program's previous best single-round team score was 19-under 269 at the John Burns Intercollegiate at the Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Hawaii, during the 2011 season.
Virginia has four golfers among the top-10 on the leaderboard heading into Tuesday's final round. Freshman Derek Bard leads that group at 11-under 133. He opened the day with a 4-under 68 and shot 7-under 65 during the afternoon round. He's shares the 36-hole lead with Preston Stanley of Houston Baptist. Bard had 12 birdies and just one bogey during his two rounds.
All-American Denny McCarthy posted UVa's best single-round score, shooting 8-under 64 to better his previous best single-round effort by one shot and come within a stroke of tying the UVa 18-hole scoring mark. McCarthy finished the day in third place at 10-under 134. He did not have a bogey while recording eight birdies during his second round.
Ben Rusch posted rounds of 69 and 67 to stand fifth overall at 136 and David Pastore shot a career-best 66 and followed that up with a 71 to be ninth overall at 7-under 137. Like Bard, Rusch managed just one bogey during his 36 holes of play.
Jimmy Stanger is in 34th place at 145 and Ji Soo Park, competing as a non-scoring individual, is 28th at 144.
Live scoring of Tuesday's final round is online at Golfstat.com.
Jim West Intercollegiate
TPC Craig Ranch
Par 72, 7,417 yards
Second Round Results
1. Virginia 273-267-540
2. Iowa State 278-275-553
3. UL Monroe 274-282-556
4. Sam Houston State 278-284-562
5. Central Arkansas 290-278-568
6. UT Arlington 291-278-569
7. Texas State 283-287-570
8. Stephen F. Austin 288-283-571
9. McNeese State 289-283-572
10. Arkansas Little Rock 284-292-576
11. Houston Baptist 288-290-579
12. Oral Roberts 294-288-582
13. Florida Gulf Coast 301-288-589
14. Florida Atlantic 300-296-596
1. Derek Bard, Virginia 68-65-133
1. Preston Stanley, Houston Baptist 67-66-133
3. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 70-64-134
4. Mason Seaborn, Louisiana-Monroe 68-67-135
1. Derek Bard 68-65-133
3. Denny McCarthy 70-64-134
5. Ben Rusch 69-67-136
9. David Pastore 66-71-137
34. Jimmy Stanger 70-75-145
28. Ji Soo Park* 74-70-144
* Competing as a non-scoring individual