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Gao Continues to Lead UVA at Golf Club of Georgia

WeiWei Gao

Oct. 21, 2017

Alpharetta, Ga. - The Virginia men’s golf team shot 6-under 282 during the second round of play at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate and enters Sunday’s final round tied for 11th place with Texas A&M at 9-under 576. Wake Forest grabbed the second-round lead at 553 in a tournament that features 13 teams currently ranked among Golfstat’s top 50.

Freshman WeiWei Gao (Cebu, Philippines) led UVA for the second consecutive day, matching his first-round effort of 3-under 69. He moved up to ninth place overall at 6-under 138.

Sophomore Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) stayed in 25th position after posting a round of 2-under 70 on Saturday. His two-day total stands at 3-under 141.

Freshman Jimmie Massie also finished the day under par, shooting 71 and is in 40th place at 1-under 143. Senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) dropped back to 51st place at 145 after finishing his round at even par 72. Sophomore Ashton Poole shot 76 and dropped back to 72nd at 151.

UVA will tee off starting at 9:41 a.m. from the 10th tee during Sunday’s final round. The Cavaliers will be paired with Clemson and Texas A&M. Live scoring is online at

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

Team Results
 1. Wake Forest          282-271-553
 2. Texas                279-279-558
 2. Duke                 282-276-558
 4. Georgia Tech         284-277-561
 5. Oklahoma State       277-286-563
 6. UCLA                 282-283-565
 7. Clemson              288-278-566
 7. TCU                  285-281-566
 7. Stanford             285-281-566
 7. UNLV                 282-284-566
11. Texas A&M            288-279-567
11. Virginia             285-282-567
13. Florida State        287-284-571
14. Oklahoma             295-279-574
15. East Tennessee St.   293-288-581

Individual Leaders 1. Alex Smalley, Duke 67-65-132 2. Doug Ghim, Texas 66-67-133 3. Marco Steyn, Wake Forest 69-65-134

Virginia Results 9. WeiWei Gao 69-69-138 25. Thomas Walsh 71-70-141 40. Jimmie Massie 72-71-143 51. Danny Walker 73-72-145 72. Ashton Poole 75-76-151




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