Charlottesville, Va. - The Virginia men's golf team opens its 2012-13 season this weekend at the Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. The tournament features 36 holes of play Saturday and a single-round Sunday.
The Cavaliers will be joined in the 11-team field by Augusta State, Ball State, Indiana, Iowa State, Liberty, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Purdue, St. Mary's and UCF.
Virginia enters the season ranked No. 22 in the Golf World preseason coaches' poll. UCF is ranked No. 20 in the poll. Both the Cavaliers (22nd) and Golden Knights (19th) played in the NCAA Championships last spring in addition to Liberty (10th).
Virginia's lineup includes seniors Mac McLaughlin (Shaker Heights, Ohio) and Gregor Orlando (Erie, Pa.), sophomores Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) and Ji Soo Park (Clifton, Va.) and freshman Kyle Kochevar (Glen Ellyn, Ill.).
Ben Rusch, the 2012 ACC individual champion, will redshirt the 2012-13 season in order to use his final year of eligibility next season. Rusch, a native of Switzerland who served a year of military service in the Swiss Army, was ruled by the NCAA to only have three years of eligibility due to his age when he enrolled at Virginia.
The Cavaliers will be paired with Northern Illinois and UCF. Those teams will tee off starting at 8:30 a.m. from the No. 10 tee.
Live scoring of the tournament will be online at Golfstat.com.
Harris' Returns Bolsters SecondaryFootball4/28/17After missing most of last season with a shoulder injury, cornerback Tim Harris figures to be a key member of Virginia's secondary this fall.Williams' UVA Journey Nearing Its EndMen's Lacrosse4/26/17One game remains in the college career of attackman Zed Williams, who'll graduate from UVA next month with a bachelor's degree in drama.Afamefuna Thriving in New RoleMen's Soccer4/24/17After making the ACC's All-Freshman team as a defender last fall, Virginia's Robin Afamefuna is looking to contribute more at the attacking end this year.
Director of News Content
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.
Jimmy Stanger Wins ACC Men’s Golf Championship
M. Golf | 4/22/2017
Virginia senior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) won the ACC men’s golf individual championship ...
Stanger Leads Hoos in First Round at ACC Championships
M. Golf | 4/21/2017
The No. 17 Virginia men’s golf team is tied for 10th place after the opening round at the...
Hoos No. 3 Seed at ACC Golf Championships
M. Golf | 4/20/2017
The No. 17 Virginia men’s golf team will play in the ACC Championships April 21-23 at the...
UVA Finishes Sixth at Gary Koch Invitational
M. Golf | 4/11/2017
The No. 13 Virginia men’s golf team wrapped up its regular-season schedule with a sixth-pla...
Hoos in Fifth at Koch Invitational After 36 Holes
M. Golf | 4/10/2017
The No. 13 Virginia men’s golf team is tied for fifth after the first two rounds of play at...
Cavaliers to Wrap Up Regular Season at Koch Invitational
M. Golf | 4/9/2017
The 13th-ranked Virginia men's golf team will wrap up its regular season with an appearance at...
Hoos End Hootie at Bulls Bay Tourney in 10th Place
M. Golf | 03/28/2017
The No. 9 Virginia men’s golf team finished 10th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay tournament at...
Cavaliers Drop Back to Eighth at Hootie at Bulls Bay
M. Golf | 03/27/2017
The No. 9 Virginia men’s golf team dropped down to eighth place after the second round of...
- Online Stores