Oct. 21, 2012
Alpharetta, Ga. - The Virginia men's golf team wrapped up the fall portion of is schedule with an impressive fourth-place showing at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Atlanta in Alpharetta, Ga. The 15-team field included 10 teams currently ranked in the top 25 of the Golfstat rankings.
Virginia shot 3-over 291 during Sunday's final round for a three-day total of 16-over 880. Georgia Tech, ranked No. 12, won the event at 10-over 874. UCLA, ranked No. 7 was second at 875 while fourth-ranked USC was third, one shot ahead of the Cavaliers.
Sophomore Ji Soo Park led the Cavaliers during the final round with a career-best round of 4-under 68. He posted the first top-10 finish of his career, placing ninth at 2-over 218. Park opened the tournament with a 76 and shot 74 Saturday. His tournament score matched the best performance in his collegiate career.
Patrick Rodgers of Stanford used a final round 67 to win medalist honors at 7-under 209.
Last year Virginia placed 13th at the tournament with McCarthy turning in a team-best finish in 49th place.
U.S. Collegiate Championship
The Golf Club of Georgia
Par-72, 7,017 yards
1. Georgia Tech 291-291-292-874
2. UCLA 297-283-295-875
3. USC 289-299-291-879
4. Virginia 295-294-291-880
5. Stanford 306-289-286-881
6. Duke 305-290-287-882
6. Clemson 301-289-292-882
8. Washington 297-297-289-883
9. Auburn 297-298-291-886
9. Oklahoma State 293-295-298-886
11. East Tennessee State 303-296-293-892
12. Wake Forest 291-303-299-893
13. Kent State 297-305-294-896
14. Texas A&M 303-301-298-902
15. Iowa 304-303-305-912
Individual Leaders 1. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford 70-72-67-209 2. Talor Gooch, Oklahoma State 68-71-74-213 2. Michael Johnson, Auburn 69-72-72-213 2. Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington 74-69-70-213 5. Corey Conners, Kent State 72-71-72-215 5. Trefor Simsby, Washington 72-74-69-215
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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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