Virginia wins the team title at the Cavalier Classic

May 3, 2010

Kohles’ Victory Leads UVa to Cavalier Classic Title

Charlottesville, VA - Virginia sophomore Ben Kohles won his third individual title this season to lead the 19th-ranked Virginia men's golf team to the championship of the 2010 Cavalier Classic. It marks the seventh time in the 23-year history of the tournament Virginia has placed first at its annual home tournament.

Kohles entered Sunday's final round at Birdwood Golf Course trailing Seton Hall's Brandon Park by three shots, but fired the 36-hole tournament's lowest round, a 4-under 68, to make up the deficit and take medalist honors. Kohles finished at 4-under 140. Park, the 2010 Big East Conference Freshman of the Year, carded a 1-over 73 Sunday to finish at 2-under 142.

Virginia won the tournament by a whopping 20 shots after holding a six-shot lead following Saturday's opening round. The Cavaliers shot 4-under 284 Sunday to finish with a two-day total of 1-under 575. Seton Hall was second at 19-over 595. Longwood was third at 599, Liberty was fourth at 600 and NC State was fifth at 601.

Pack Finishes Fifth at Cavalier Classic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – The NC State men’s golf team finished in fifth place at this weekend’s Cavalier Classic. The Pack, playing with only four golfers, finished at 25-over (601) for the two-round event.

Host Virginia won the tournament, as they were the only team to finish under par for the two rounds at one-under (575).

Freshman Mitchell Sutton was the Pack’s top finisher, as he was 18th at six-over (150). Junior Matt Hill was close behind, as he shot a seven-over (151) for the two rounds. Senior Brad Revell and sophomore Mark McMillen both shot nine-over (153) for the weekend.

Popeck Earns Top-10 Finish in Virginia

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - After concluding the first 18 holes at the Cavalier Classic, sophomore John Popeck rocketed up the leader board on day two to finish tied for seventh. It was his second top-10 finish of the season. Maryland finished seventh while Virginia claimed the crown.

The Washington, Pa., native charted a one-under-par 71 on the last day of play to propel himself up the rankings. The previous day Popeck registered a 75, tying for 20th. He was second in par three scoring and third in total birdies with nine. Popeck tallied five on the first day and four today.

Maryland improved its overall team score by two strokes on the par-72, 6,875-yard Birdwood Golf Course. Yesterday they turned in a 310 and today shaved off seven strokes for a 303. The Terrapins were four in par three scoring and third in par fives.