UVa Men's Golfers Open Play at Northern Intercollegiate in Fourth Place

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Denny McCarthy

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Denny McCarthy
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Sept. 6, 2013

Sugar Grove, Ill. - The Virginia men's golf team finished the opening round of play at the Northern Intercollegiate in fourth place with a score of 1-over 289. Houston leads the 15-team field at 9-under 279 after the opening 18 holes of play at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Freshman Jimmy Stanger led the Cavaliers during the first round by shooting 2-under 70 in his collegiate debut. Stanger is tied for seventh place. Junior Denny McCarthy is one shot behind him in 11th place while junior David Pastore is 19th at 72. Ji Soo Park shot 76 and stands 41st and Nick Tremps carded a round of 85 and is in 84th position.

McCarthy won the tournament last season for his first collegiate victory.

Kentucky's David Snyder and Houston's Blair Hamilton posted the best opening round scores of 5-under 67.

The second round of the tournament will be held Saturday and the final round is slated for Sunday.

Northern Intercollegiate
Rich Harvest Farms
Sugar Grove, Ill.
Par-72, 7,236 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Houston           279
 2. Liberty           281
 3. Kentucky          286
 4. Virginia          289
 5. UCF               290
 6. Ball State        293
 7. Louisville        298
 8. St. Mary's (CA)   300
 9. UT Arlington      301
10. North Texas       304
11. Indiana           306
12. Ohio State        311
13. Miami (Ohio)      315
14. San Diego         321
15. Northern Illinois 325

Individual Leaders 1. David Snyder, Kentucky 67 1. Blair Hamilton, Houston 67 3. Stephen Powers, Kentucky 68 3. Ricardo Gouveia, UCF 68 3. Roman Robledo, Houston 68

Virginia Results 7. Jimmy Stanger 70 11. Denny McCarthy 71 19. David Pastore 72 41. Ji Soo Park 76 84. Nick Tremps 85