May 17, 2013
Columbus, Ohio - The Virginia men's golf team shot 10-over 294 during the second round of the NCAA Regional taking place at the Ohio State Golf Club's Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. The Cavaliers improved their position in the team standing by one spot, moving up to 10th place. UVa's score was a nine-stroke improvement over its opening round result.
The Cavaliers' 36-hole total stands at 29-over 597 entering Saturday's final round. UNLV and South Carolina share the lead at 16-over 584.
Auburn and Stanford are tied for third place at 18-over 586 and Texas Tech and New Mexico are tied for fifth place at 19-over 587, 10 shots ahead of Virginia.
The top five teams from the regional will advance to the NCAA Championships. The Columbus site is one of six regional tournaments taking place this week to fill the NCAA Championship field.
For the second consecutive day, David Pastore led the Cavaliers. He shot 1-over 72 to move up to 10th place at 3-over 145. Denny McCarthy improved to 20th place after shooting 3-over 74 for the second straight day. He enters the final round at 6-over 148. Ji Soo Park and Nick Tremps are tied for 45th at 152. Tremps carded a second round score of 73 and Park shot 75. Mac McLaughlin is in 75th place at 183. He shot 80 during Friday's play.
UNLV's Carl Jonson will take a one stroke lead for medalist honors into the final round. He leads the field at 2-under 140. Texas Tech's Matias Dominguez and South Carolina's Will Starke are tied for second at 1-under 141.
The Cavaliers will tee off at 8:20 a.m. Saturday from the 10th tee to start their final round. Virginia will be paired with Georgia Southern and Chattanooga.
NCAA Regional Championship
Ohio State Golf Club - Scarlet Course
Par-71, 7,286 yards
Second Round Results
1. UNLV 292-292-584
2. South Carolina 288-296-584
3. Auburn 293-293-586
3. Stanford 291-295-586
5. Texas Tech 299-288-587
5. New Mexico 294-293-587
7. Missouri 294-301-595
8. Charlotte 287-309-596
8. San Francisco 297-299-596
10. Virginia 303-294-597
11. Chattanooga 304-294-598
12. Georgia Southern 298-308-606
13. Valparaiso 309-308-617
Individual Leaders 1. Carl Jonson, UNLV 68-72-140 2. Matias Dominguez, Texas Tech 70-71-141 2. Will Starke, South Carolina 68-73-141 4. James Erkenbeck, New Mexico 72-70-142 5. Adam Schenk, Purdue 72-71-143
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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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