March 14, 2013
Charlottesville, Va. - The Virginia men's golf team plays its second tournament of the week when the Cavaliers tee it up starting Friday at the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. The three-day, 54-hold event is held at the par-72, 6,962-yard Forest Heights Country Club.
Hosted by Georgia Southern, the tournament is named after former Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster Chris Schenkel.
The field for the Schenkel Invitational includes (Golfstat ranking): Alabama (6), UAB, Central Florida (37), College of Charleston, Florida (8), Georgia Southern, Kentucky, Maryland, Ole Miss, North Florida (16), North Texas (32), Notre Dame, Texas (4), Vanderbilt (36) and Virginia.
Last season UVa's Ben Kohles took medalist honors at the Schenkel Invitational by shooting a school-record 18-under 198. Kohles had rounds of 65, 66 and 67. He joined a list of notable former winners of the tournament including Bubba Watson, Scott Verplank, Bob Tway, Hal Sutton, Curtis Strange and Andy Bean. Only Wake Forest's Chris Kite posted a lower score at the event, shooting 21-under 195 in 1986 to claim medalist honors.
Alabama won the team title at 47-under 817 while Virginia was second at 25-under 839.
Diakite's Impact Growing for CavaliersMen's Basketball12/15/17Redshirt sophomore Mamadi Diakite has been a positive presence around the basket for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts Davidson on Saturday afternoon at JPJ.Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl StorylinesFootball12/14/17Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a former head coach of each team.Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.
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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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