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UVa Men's Golfers Wrap Up Fall with Fourth-Place Finish at U.S. Collegiate

Ji Soo Park

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.

Denny McCarthy and David Pastore tied for 20th at 4-over 220. McCarthy shot 1-under 71 Sunday while Pastore finished with a 3-over 75.

Mac McLaughlin was 56th at 227 including a 77 in the final round. Nick McLaughlin shot 79 to finish 68th at 234.

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
Alpharetta, Ga.
Par-72, 7,017 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 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

Virginia Results 9. Ji Soo Park 76-74-68-218 20. Denny McCarthy 72-77-71-220 20. David Pastore 76-69-75-220 56. Mac McLaughlin 76-74-77-227 68. Nick McLaughlin 71-84-79-234




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