Oct. 14, 2016
Derek Bard - The Virginia men’s golf team is in third place after the opening round of play at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate. The Cavaliers shot 8-under 280 and trail tournament leader Missouri by three shots.
UVA was led by senior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) who shot 6-under 66 and is tied for second place. Bard posted a clean round, recording four birdies and one eagle. It was his best 18-hole score in two years.
Bard trails UNC Wilmington’s Thomas Eldridge by one shot at the top of the leaderboard.
Cavalier senior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) and sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) also finished under par. Stanger shot 70 and is in 14th place while Walsh posted a score of 71 and is 22nd overall. Freshman Luke Schaap (Potomac, Md.) finished with a 73 to end the round 34th while junior Danny Walker (Brandenton, Fla.) shot 74 to stand 47th.
Freshman Nathan Chuwait (Herndon, Va.), who is competing as an individual, also shot 74. The tournament marks his collegiate debut.
The tournament runs through Sunday. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
Par 72, 7,147 yards
First Round Results
1. Missouri 277
2. UNC Wilmington 278
3. Virginia 280
4. East Tennessee State 281
6. Louisville 283
5. VCU 283
7. Penn State 285
8. Virginia Tech 286
9. Kent State 287
10. Furman 290
11. Kansas State 291
12. Tennessee 292
13. Coastal Carolina 295
15. Charlotte 295
14. Villanova 302
Individual Leaders 1. Thomas Eldridge, UNCW 65 2. Derek Bard, Virginia 66 2. Charles Huntzinger, Penn State 66
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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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