Oct. 18, 2015
Alpharetta, Ga. - For the second consecutive year, Virginia junior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) finished first at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Atlanta. This year he had to share the individual title as four players finished the three-day tournament at 6-under 210. No playoff was used to determine the individual medalist.
Virginia, ranked No. 22, shot 7-over 295 during Sunday’s final round of play to place 10th in the 17-team field. The Hoos shot 12-over 876 during the 54-hole event. The tournament featured 16 teams ranked in the current Golfstat top-50 rankings. Top-ranked Auburn and fifth-ranked Wake Forest shared the team title at 9-under 855.
Bard shot even par 72 during the final round and shared the individual title with Stanford’s Maverick McNealy, Wake Forest’s Cameron Young and Auburn’s Will Long. Bard won the tournament last year with a score of 15-under 201.
“Congrats to Derek for defending his title,” said Virginia coach Bowen Sargent. “He played very well again this week and really carried the team. We look forward to next year to see if he can three-peat.”
UVA junior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) placed 36th overall at 5-over 221. Freshman Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) was 41st at 222. Both of those players joined Bard in shooting 72 during the final round.
“As always the USCC was a great experience,” Sargent said. “It is an NCAA Championship caliber field and golf course. We learned a lot about our team the past three days. We now know we can compete with college golf's best but we also know where we have to improve to play at the highest level.”
The Cavaliers wrap up their fall schedule at the Charleston Southern Kiawah Classic Nov. 1-3.
U.S. Collegiate Championship
The Golf Club of Georgia
Par-72, 7,017 yards
1. Auburn 285-285-285-855
1. Wake Forest 284-285-286-855
3. Clemson 286-293-280-859
4. Florida State 282-290-288-860
5. Georgia Tech 286-299-282-867
6. Texas 292-292-285-869
6. Stanford 290-289-290-869
8. USC 298-287-286-871
9. Oklahoma 289-292-293-874
10. Virginia 283-298-295-876
11. LSU 297-293-288-878
12. East Tennessee St. 293-282-307-882
13. Oklahoma State 298-292-295-885
14. UCLA 303-293-295-888
15. Mississippi 292-303-300-895
16. Kent State 295-297-306-898
17. Iowa 300-293-312-908
Individual Leaders 1. Derek Bard, Virginia 66-72-72-210 1. Cameron Young, Wake Forest 68-69-73-210 1. Will Long, Auburn 68-68-74-210 1. Maverick McNealy, Stanford 69-74-67-210
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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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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