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
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
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
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