UVa Golfers in 24th Place After 2nd Round at NCAAs

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West Lafayette, IN The Virginia men’s golf team shot 19-over 307 during the second round of the NCAA Championships at Purdue’s Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex to stand in 24th place after 36 holes of play. Virginia shot 312 during Wednesday’s opening round and started the day in 21st place.

Clemson, one of two other ACC squads in the 30-team field, used an 11-under effort on its back nine to shoot even par 288 and pull into first place at 13-over 589. The 10th-ranked Tigers are one shot ahead of No. 5 UCLA and two strokes in front of No. 1 USC.

Following Friday’s third round, the field will be trimmed to 15 teams for Saturday’s final round. No. 2 Alabama finished the second round in 15th place at 30-over 606, 13 shots ahead of the Virginia.

Cavalier sophomore Kyle Stough led Virginia in scoring for the second consecutive round. He shot 1-over 73 and enters the third round in 17th place at 4-over 148. Stough picked up three birdies over his final seven holes to move into the top-20.

Freshman Will Collins is 96th for Virginia at 12-over 156, including a 78 in the second round. Senior Greg Carlin is 109th at 157. He shot 80 on Thursday. Freshman Amory Davis is 122nd overall including a 77 during the second round. Sophomore Steven Rojas rebounded from a disappointed first round when he shot 88 to post a 79 during his second 18 holes.

Florida’s Billy Horschel used a second-round 5-under 67 to take the lead in stroke play at 5-under 139. Clemson’s Kyle Stanley is in second place at 140.

Paired with Wake Forest and UC-Irvine, the Cavaliers will tee off at 12:47 p.m. from the first tee during the third round. There is a threat of thunderstorms in the area Friday. Links to live scoring of the tournament are at VirginiaSports.com and Golfstat.com.

NCAA Championships
Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex Kamden Course
West Lafayette, IN
Par-72, 7,450 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results
 1. Clemson (10)                     301-288-589
 2. UCLA (5)                         297-293-590
 3. USC (1)                          297-294-591
 4. Florida (7)                      302-291-593
 5. Oklahoma State (4)               298-296-594
 6. Washington (49)                  305-290-595
 7. Georgia (3)                      303-293-596
 8. Stanford (8)                     309-288-597
 9. Kent State (27)                  301-297-598
10. Charlotte (6)                    306-295-601
11. Middle Tennessee State (46)      309-293-602
12. Texas A&M (19)                   309-294-603
13. Arizona State (22)               311-293-604
13. Illinois (36)                    302-302-604
15. Alabama (2)                      309-297-606
16. Louisville (26)                  311-296-607
17. UAB (17)                         311-297-608
18. Auburn (14)                      306-304-610
19. Penn State (33)                  315-298-613
19. East Tennessee State (16)        313-300-613
19. San Diego State (23)             310-303-613
22. UC-Irvine (34)                   320-297-617
23. Wake Forest (12)                 314-304-618
24. Virginia                         312-307-619
24. Oregon (29)                      315-304-619
26. Texas (38)                       311-309-620
27. Mississippi State (31)           326-297-623
27. Indiana (20)                     313-310-623
29. Augusta State (40)               326-308-634
30. St. Mary’s                       333-209-642
Golfstat ranking in parenthesis

Individual Leaders
 1. Billy Horschel, Florida            72-67-139
 2. Kyle Stanley, Clemson              72-68-140
 3. Nick Taylor, Washington            75-66-141
 4. Kevin Chappell, UCLA               69-73-142
 4. Hudson Swafford, Georgia           73-69-142
 6. Tim Sluiter, USC                   70-73-143
 7. Joel Sjoholm, Georgia State*       72-72-144
 8. Jorge Campilo, Indiana             75-70-145
 8. Chris DeForest, Illinois           75-70-145
10. Roy Hie, USC                       74-72-146
10. David Markle, Kent State           70-70-146
10. Brad Smith, UAB                    75-70-146
* Competing as an individual

Virginia Results
 17. Kyle Stough        75-73-148
 96. Will Collins       78-78-156
109. Greg Carlin        77-80-157
122. Amory Davis        82-77-159
150. Steven Rojas       88-79-167