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UVA Stands Fifth After 36 Holes at Koch Invitational

Thomas Walsh
Thomas Walsh

April 9, 2018

Gastonia, N.C. - The No. 45 Virginia men’s golf team is in fifth place after the first two rounds of play at the Gary Koch Invitational in Gastonia, N.C. The Cavaliers posted rounds of 293 and 286 to finish the first day of play at 3-over 579. Auburn leads the 13-team field at 549.

UVA was led by junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.), who stands sixth at 5-under 139. He had scores of 4-under 68 and 1-under 71. Senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) is in 20th place at 1-under 143. Walker posted rounds of 69 and 74. Sophomore Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) is in 42nd place at 148. He shot 78 during the morning round and then fired 2-under 70 in the afternoon.

UVA freshman Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg, Va.) is in 49th place at 149 and classmate WeiWei Gao (Cebu City, Philippines) is 67th at 155. Sophomore Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.), who is competing as an individual, is also tied for 42nd place at 148.

The final round of the event will be played Tuesday. Live scoring is online at

Gary Koch Invitational
Gaston Country Club
Gastonia, N.C.
Par 72, 7,042 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results
 1. Auburn               276-273-549
 2. Kentucky             278-277-555
 3. Florida State        295-277-572
 4. Ole Miss             276-297-573
 5. Virginia             293-286-579
 6. Georgia Southern     298-284-582
 7. UL-Monroe            295-288-583
 8. Jacksonville         293-291-584
 9. Gardner-Webb         295-290-585
10. Coastal Carolina     291-298-589
11. Jacksonville State   304-290-594
11. Western Carolina     303-291-594
13. Lamar                305-298-603

Individual Leaders 1. Trace Crowe, Auburn 69-63-132 2. Chip McDaniel, Kentucky 66-69-135 3. Wells Padgett, Auburn 69-68-137

Virginia Results 6. Thomas Walsh 68-71-139 20. Danny Walker 69-74-143 42. Andrew Orischak 78-70-148 49. Jimmie Massie 78-71-149 67. WeiWei Gao 78-77-155 42. Ashton Poole * 78-70-148 * Competing as an individual




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