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Gao Leads UVA at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

WeiWei Gao

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

Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
The Golf Club of Georgia – Lakeside Course
Alpharetta, Ga.
Par-72, 7,017 yards
First Round Results

Team 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

Virginia Results 12. WeiWei Gao 69 25. Thomas Walsh 71 38. Jimmie Massie 72 44. Danny Walker 73 61. Ashton Poole 75




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