Oct. 20, 2017
Alpharetta, Ga. - The Virginia men’s golf team is tied for eighth place following the opening round of competition at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. The Cavaliers shot 3-under 285 and share eighth place with TCU and Stanford. Oklahoma State grabbed the first-round lead at 11-under 277.
Virginia was led by freshman WeiWei Gao (Cebu, Philippines) who posted a career-best score of 3-under 69 and is in 12th place. It is the first time this season Gao is competing for the Cavaliers as a scoring player. His previous two outings, he was entered as an individual and did not count as part of UVA’s team score.
Junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) is in 25th place at 1-under 71. Freshman Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg, Va.) is 38th at 72, senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) is 44th at 73 and sophomore Ashton Poole (Charlotte, N.C.) is 61st after shooting 75.
The second round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship will take place Saturday and the final round is slated for Sunday. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
The Golf Club of Georgia – Lakeside Course
Par-72, 7,017 yards
First Round Results
1. Oklahoma State 277
2. Texas 279
3. Wake Forest 282
3. UCLA 282
3. Duke 282
3. UNLV 282
7. Georgia Tech 284
8. Virginia 285
8. TCU 285
8. Stanford 285
11. Florida State 287
12. Clemson 288
12. Texas A&M 288
14. East Tennessee St. 293
15. Oklahoma 295
Individual Leaders 1. Chris Petefish, Georgia Tech 66 1. Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State 66 1. Doug Ghim, Texas 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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