Sept. 21, 2013
Nashville, Tenn. - The 11th-ranked Virginia men's golf team finished in sixth place after the stroke play portion of the DICK's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup taking place in Nashville, Tenn. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 289 Saturday for a 54-hole total of 5-over 860.
The 10-team field, with five squads from the SEC and five from the ACC, will face off in a match-play format Sunday. The Cavaliers will be pitted against Texas A&M in match play. The tournament is taking place at the Golf Club of Tennessee.
Georgia won the stroke play portion of the tournament at 20-under 832. Texas A&M was second at 837. Clemson had the top finish among ACC schools, placing third at 849.
Denny McCarthy had the top performance for Virginia, shooting 3-over 74 Saturday to finish fifth at 3-under 210. McCarthy's effort was his second top-10 finish of the season and the ninth of his career.
Ji Soo Park placed 15th for UVa at 215 while David Pastore was 19th at 217. Jimmy Stanger came in 23rd at 218 and Nick McLaughlin was 45th at 234. Pastore posted the Cavaliers' best final round score, shooting 1-under 70 while Stanger finished with a 71.
Texas A&M's Ben Crancer took medalist honors by shooting 16-under 197.
DICK's Sporting Goods Challenge Cup
Golf Club of Tennessee
Par-71, 7,184 yards
Final Stroke Play Results
1. Georgia 274-284-274-832
2. Texas A&M 286-271-280-837
3. Clemson 287-279-283-849
4. Tennessee 288-282-288-858
5. Vanderbilt 280-285-294-859
6. Virginia 282-289-289-860
7. Mississippi State 288-291-299-878
8. Wake Forest 301-287-302-890
9. Duke 291-293-313-897
10. Boston College 314-297-303-914
Individual Leaders 1. Ben Crancer, Texas A&M 68-63-66-197 2. Joey Garber, Georgia 67-70-67-204 3. Hunter Stewart, Vanderbilt 65-71-72-208 4. Oliver Goss, Tennessee 68-70-71-209 5. Miller Capps, Clemson 73-66-71-210 5. Denny McCarthy, Virginia 68-68-74-210 5. Lee McCoy, Georgia 72-71-67-210
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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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