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Stanger’s 67 Leads Hoos at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

Jimmy Stanger

Oct. 21, 2016

Alpharetta, Ga. - Virginia senior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) battled through windy conditions to shoot 5-under 67 and grab the first-round lead at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. Virginia completed the round at 1-over 289 and was in third place. Oklahoma finished as the opening round leader at 5-under 283.

Following birdies on his eighth and ninth holes, Stanger made the turn at 1-under par and then posted four birdies and five pars during his back nine to claim the early lead.

Stanger’s appearance atop the leaderboard marked the sixth time in the last seven rounds of the tournament a UVA player has led the event.

Senior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) entered the tournament after posting back-to-back first-place finishes in 2014 and 2015. He shot 2-over 74 and is tied for 30th along with teammates Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) and Luke Schaap (Potomac, Md.). Sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) posted a round of 75 and is in 43rd place.

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
Alpharetta, Ga.
Par-72, 7,017 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Oklahoma             283
 2. Duke                 285
 3. Virginia             289
 4. Texas A&M            291
 4. Texas                291
 6. Clemson              292
 7. Auburn               293
 7. Oklahoma State       293
 7. Stanford             293
10. UCLA                 295
11. LSU                  296
12. Georgia Tech         297
13. USC                  299
15. Wake Forest          299
15. East Tennessee St.   300
15. TCU                  300
17. Villanova            316

Individual Leaders 1. Jimmy Stanger, Virginia 67 2. Chandler Eaton, Duke 68 2. Max McGreevy, Oklahoma 68 2. Will Long, Auburn 68

Virginia Results 1. Jimmy Stanger 67 30. Derek Bard 74 30. Danny Walker 74 30. Luke Schaap 74 43. Thomas Walsh 75


 

 

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