April 10, 2018
Gastonia, N.C. - The No. 45 Virginia men’s golf team finished fifth at the Gary Koch Invitational in Gastonia, N.C. The Cavaliers shot 3-under 285 during Tuesday’s final round for a 54-hole total of even par 864. No. 28 Kentucky captured the team title at 35-under 829.
For the sixth time this season, junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) topped UVA in scoring. Walsh shot 1-under 71 over the final 18 holes for a two-day total of 6-under 210. It was the 10th top-10 finish of his career.
Senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) notched a final-round score of 73 to end the tournament 22nd at even par 216. UVA freshman Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg, Va.) improved to 29th place with a final-round effort of 3-under 69. He finished with a score of 218.
Sophomore Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.), who competed as an individual, had UVA’s best single-round score of the event, shooting 5-under 67 to improve to 20th overall at 1-under 215.
Virginia wraps up its regular season this Saturday when the Cavaliers compete in the Yale Spring Invitational.
Gary Koch Invitational
Gaston Country Club
Par 72, 7,042 yards
1. Kentucky 278-277-274-829
2. Auburn 276-273-284-833
3. Ole Miss 276-297-280-853
4. Florida State 295-277-286-858
5. Virginia 293-286-285-864
6. Georgia Southern 298-284-288-870
7. Jacksonville 293-291-287-871
8. Coastal Carolina 291-298-293-882
8. Gardner-Webb 295-290-297-882
10. UL-Monroe 295-288-301-884
11. Jacksonville State 304-290-296-890
12. Lamar 305-298-294-897
13. Western Carolina 303-291-304-898
Individual Leaders 1. Trace Crowe, Auburn 69-63-68-200 2. Chip McDaniel, Kentucky 66-69-66-201
Virginia Results 6. Thomas Walsh 68-71-71-210 22. Danny Walker 69-74-73-216 29. Jimmie Massie 78-71-69-218 38. Andrew Orischak 78-70-72-220 62. WeiWei Gao 78-77-75-230 20. Ashton Poole * 78-70-67-215 * Competing as an individual
Thompson Ready To Lead From FrontWomen's Basketball4/18/18The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena, where Tina Thompson was introduced as UVA's women's basketball coach.Walsh Ready to Lead 'Hoos in PostseasonMen's Golf4/18/18Healthy again after battling back problems for much of 2017, Thomas Walsh enters this weekend's ACC tournament in good form.Thompson Era Begins for CavaliersWomen's Basketball4/18/18Tina Thompson will be introduced as UVA's head women's basketball coach Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena.
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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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