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UVA Opens Play at Carpet Capital Collegiate

Sept. 8, 2017

Dalton, Ga. - The No. 15 Virginia men’s golf team opened its season on Friday at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Dalton, Ga. The Cavaliers finished the first day in 13th place after shooting 15-over 303. Florida grabbed the early lead, shooting 7-under 281.

Senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) led UVA’s scoring players by shooting 1-over 73. He is in 22nd place after the opening 18 holes. Junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) in in 44th position after shooting 75 while sophomore Luke Schaap (Bethesda, Md.) is 73rd with a 76. Senior Connor Messick (Oak Hill, Va.) stands 73rd after posting a 79 and sophomore Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) shot 80 and is in 74th place.

Redshirt sophomore Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.) had UVA’s best performance, playing as an individual competitor. He shot even par 72 and is tied for 14th place.

The second round of the tournament is set for Saturday and the final round takes place Sunday. Live scoring is online at

Carpet Capital Collegiate
The Farm Golf Club
Dalton, Ga.
Par 72, 7,012 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Florida         281
 2. Tennessee       282
 3. Georgia Tech    287
 4. Auburn          289
 5. LSU             292
 5. South Carolina  292
 7. Dalton State    293
 8. North Florida   294
 8. Alabama         294
10. Clemson         295
11. California      296
12. Kennesaw State  298
13. Virginia        303
14. Troy            308
13. Chattanooga     314

Individual Leaders 1. Alejandro Tosti, Florida 66 2. Chase Roswall, Tennessee 67 3. Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee 68

Virginia Results 22. Danny Walker 73 44. Thomas Walsh 75 53. Luke Schaap 76 73. Connor Messick 79 74. Andrew Orischak 80 14. Ashton Poole * 72 * Competing as an individual




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