Oct. 17, 2015
Alpharetta, Ga. - The 22nd-ranked Virginia men’s golf team is tied for seventh place after 36 holes of play at the U.S. Collegiate Championships at the Golf Club of Atlanta. The Cavaliers shot 10-over 298 Saturday for a two-day total of 5-over 581. Wake Forest leads the 17-team field at 569.
Virginia junior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) is in third-place entering Sunday’s final round. Bard shot even par 72 on Saturday and stands at 6-under 138. He is one shot behind Wake Forest’s Cameron Young and trails tournament leader Will Long of Auburn by two strokes.
Sophomore Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) leads the other UVA players in 35th place at 3-over 147. Senior Nick McLaughlin (New Castle, N.H.) is in 42nd place at 148 and junior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) is one shot behind him in 50th position. Freshman Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) is in 58th place at 150.
UVA will tee off starting at 11:30 a.m. during Sunday’s final round. The Hoos will be paired with Oklahoma and Texas. Live scoring of the tournament is online at Golfstat.com.
U.S. Collegiate Championship
The Golf Club of Georgia
Par-72, 7,017 yards
Second Round Results
1. Wake Forest 284-285-569
2. Auburn 285-285-570
3. Florida State 282-290-572
4. East Tennessee St. 293-282-575
5. Clemson 286-293-579
5. Stanford 290-289-579
7. Virginia 283-298-581
7. Oklahoma 289-292-581
9. Texas 292-292-584
10. Georgia Tech 286-299-585
10. USC 298-287-585
12. Oklahoma State 298-292-590
12. LSU 297-293-590
14. Kent State 295-297-592
15. UCLA 303-293-593
16. Mississippi 292-303-595
17. Iowa 300-293-596
Individual Leaders 1. Will Long, Auburn 68-68-136 2. Cameron Young, Wake Forest 68-69-137 3. Derek Bard, Virginia 66-72-138
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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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