UVa Men's Golfers Place Third at Hootie at Bulls Bay


Charleston, SC - The No. 18 Virginia men's golf team finished third in the 15-team field at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Charleston, S.C. The Cavaliers shot 5-under 279 Tuesday to complete the 54-hole tournament at 4-under 848. LSU used a late surge to slip past Wake Forest for top honors at 845. The Deacons finished second at 846.

The tournament marked the eighth consecutive event this season Virginia has managed a top-five finish and was the sixth time this year the team has placed in the top three.

Virginia's score was its lowest tournament tally this season. Its second-round effort of 10-under 274 was the best single-round shot during the year.

Senior Kyle Stough led the Cavaliers on the final day of play by carding a 4-under 67, equaling his low round of the season. Stough tied for eighth place at 3-under 210. It was his first top-10 outing of the season.

Ben Kohles used a 1-under 70 during the final round to finish 14th at 1-under 212. Will Collins also shot 70 Tuesday and was one shot behind Kohles on the leaderboard in 17th place. Amory Davis and Steven Rojas both shot 72 during the final round. Davis finished 24th at 215 and Rojas was 46th at 220.

Defending NCAA individual champion Matt Hill of NC State took medalist honors at 9-under 204.

Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
Par-71, 7,298 yards
Bulls Bay Golf Club
Charleston, SC

Final Results
 1. LSU               288-278-279-845
 2. Wake Forest       290-281-276-846
 3. Virginia          295-274-279-848
 4. South Carolina    296-272-282-850
 5. Augusta State     302-270-281-853
 6. Duke              289-281-284-854
 7. Auburn            291-280-284-855
 8. Clemson           294-278-284-857
 8. NC State          291-286-280-857
10. Chattanooga       300-277-286-863
11. Kentucky          299-283-286-868
12. East Tenn State   301-284-285-870
13. Central Florida   307-284-283-876
14. Long Beach State  307-297-299-903
15. Col of Charleston 314-299-308-921

Individual Leaders
1. Matt Hill, NC State          69-67-69-204
2. Lee Bedford, Wake Forest     73-70-63-206
3. Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest  72-66-69-207
3. Patrick Rada, South Carolina 71-66-70-207
3. Sang Yi, LSU                 69-68-70-207
6. Patrick Reed, Augusta State  73-66-69-208
7. Wesley Bryan, South Carolina 75-64-70-209
8. Kyle Stough, Virginia        72-71-67-210
8. Brinson Paolini, Duke        73-68-69-210

Virginia Results
 8. Kyle Stough   72-71-67-210
14. Ben Kohles    74-68-70-212
17. Will Collins  73-70-70-213
24. Amory Davis   79-65-72-215
46. Steven Rojas  77-72-72-220