Oct. 16, 2016
Jonesborough, Tenn. - The No. 17 Virginia men’s golf team picked up its second win in three tournaments this fall by running away with the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate championship. The Hoos set the tournament scoring record in the 19th playing of the event, winning with a score of 35-under 829. Runner-up Missouri shot 22-under 841.
It marked the second time UVA has taken top honors at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate. The Cavaliers won in 2013 by shooting 22-under par.
UVA was led by three top-five finishes, topped by sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.). Walsh finished second overall at 11-under 205. He had scores of 71, 65 and 69 on the par-72 Blackthorn Club course. His finish, second-round score and 54-hole total were all career bests.
Tying for fifth place were Cavalier seniors Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) and Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.). They both shot 10-under 206, which was Stanger’s best tournament score. He had a final round of 68 while Bard, who led the tournament after two rounds, finished with a 73.
Bard’s finish marked the 16th time he has posted a top-10 finish. It was Stanger’s 11th top-10 performance.
Freshman Nathan Chuwait (Herndon, Va.), competing as an individual, was 65th at 224.
The Cavaliers wrap up their fall schedule at the U.S. Collegiate tournament Oct. 21-23 in Alpharetta, Ga.
Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
Par 72, 7,147 yards
Second Round Results
1. Virginia 280-269-280-829
2. Missouri 277-283-282-842
3. Kent State 287-277-285-849
4. UNC Wilmington 278-287-291-856
5. Virginia Tech 286-291-284-861
5. East Tennessee State 281-282-298-861
7. Charlotte 295-283-285-863
8. Penn State 285-287-292-864
9. Louisville 283-283-299-865
10. Kansas State 291-283-292-866
11. Coastal Carolina 295-284-288-867
12. VCU 283-288-301-872
13. Furman 290-292-292-874
13. Tennessee 292-289-293-874
15. Villanova 302-293-305-900
Individual Leaders 1. Charles Huntzinger, Penn State 66-68-69-203 2. Bryce Howell, Furman 69-68-68-205 2. Thomas Walsh, Virginia 71-65-69-205 2. Mateusz Gradecki, East Tennessee State 68-68-69-205
Virginia Results 2. Thomas Walsh 71-65-69-205 5. Jimmy Stanger 70-68-68-206 5. Derek Bard 66-67-73-206 22. Luke Schaap 73-69-72-214 28. Danny Walker 74-71-71-216 65. Nathan Chuwait * 74-76-74-224 * Competing as a non-scoring individual
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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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