April 11, 2017
Gastonia, N.C. - The No. 13 Virginia men’s golf team wrapped up its regular-season schedule with a sixth-place finish at the Gary Koch Invitational in Gastonia, N.C. The Cavaliers posted a final-round score of 3-under 285 for a 54-hole total of 5-over 869. No. 20 Auburn won the event at 18-under 846.
Virginia was led by sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.). He placed 19th at even par 216. Walsh had rounds of 71, 73 and 72. Seniors Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) and Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) tied for 23rd at 1-over 217. Bard had the team’s best final-round score, shooting 2-under 70 while Stanger finished with a 72.
Freshmen Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) and Luke Schaap (Potomac, Md.) tied for 39th at 6-over 222. Schaap was competing as an individual and did not count toward UVA’s team score. Junior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) rounded out UVA’s scoring with a 54th-place finish, shooting 10-over 226.
Auburn’s Trace Crowe took medalist honors at 9-under 207.
The tournament was UVA’s final event before the ACC Championships, which are set for April 21-23 in Clinton, S.C.
Gary Koch Invitational
Gaston Country Club
Par 72, 7,042 yards
1. Auburn 282-277-287-846
2. NC State 276-288-290-854
3. Coastal Carolina 296-286-281-862
4. Georgia Southern 290-291-282-863
4. UL-Monroe 290-294-279-863
6. Virginia 290-294-285-869
7. Kentucky 295-295-281-871
8. Charleston Southern 295-291-292-879
9. Lamar 299-294-293-886
9. Jacksonville State 310-285-291-886
11. Gardner-Webb 293-298-297-888
12. Richmond 299-288-304-890
13. Southern Illinois 298-295-306-897
14. Wofford 307-300-308-915
Individual Leaders 1. Trace Crowe, Auburn 75-66-66-207 2. Jacob McBride, NC State 68-69-71-208 3. Jamie Mist, Jacksonville State 71-65-74-210 3. Jake Storey, Georgia Southern 71-71-68-210
19. Thomas Walsh 71-73-72-216
23. Jimmy Stanger 72-73-72-217
23. Derek Bard 71-76-70-217
39. Andrew Orischak 78-73-71-222
39. Luke Schaap * 77-73-72-222
54. Danny Walker 76-75-75-226
* 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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