Men's Golf ACCtion: September 29 - October 4
Oct. 7, 2009
Richmond, VA - The 19th-ranked Virginia men's golf team finished second at the VCU Shootout held at Hermitage Country Club in Richmond. The Cavaliers shot 8-over 296 during Tuesday's final round to come in five shots behind tournament champion UNC Wilmington. The Seahawks won the event at 8-over 872.
The Cavaliers out-dueled No. 18 Iowa and No. 47 Wake Forest down the stretch for runner-up honors. UVa finished at 877, the Demon Deacons were third at 879 and Iowa tied for fourth at 881. Wake Forest and Iowa were the two other schools in the 14-team field that played in last year's NCAA Championships.
UVa was led by the 10th-place performances of Amory Davis and Ben Kohles. Davis shot 1-over 73 during the final round, Virginia's best score on the day, to finish at 2-over 218. Kohles carded a 76 Tuesday to also complete play at 218.
MANAKIN-SABOT, Va. - The Wake Forest men's golf team had a frustrating final round at the VCU Shootout, carding an 11-over 299 and finishing third at 15-over par. Senior Brendan Gielow finished second individually after a final round 75.
Wake came into the round in second place and trailed UNC Wilmington by nine shots. The Deacs made the turn at even-par and after the Seahawks struggled to open the day, Wake found itself just two back.
But a tough back nine did the Deacs in as they were 10-over par as a team in the final five holes. Wilmington would also struggle, carding a round of 301 but it was still good enough for a five-shot victory over Virginia, who finished at 13-over par.
MANAKIN-SABOT, Va. -- Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of 881 and tied Penn State and Iowa for fourth place in the VCU Shootout at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va., on Tuesday. The event was played on the par 72, 6,955-yard Manakin Course at Hermitage.
The Hokies shot a three-over-par 291 in Monday morning's first round, a six-over-par 294 in Monday afternoon's second round and 296 in Tuesday's final round.
Sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Tex.) recorded his best-ever finish for the Hokies, as he posted a three-round total of one-over-par 217 and tied for fourth place. Charlotte's Corey Nagy fired a six-under-par 210 and won the event by two strokes over U.S. Walker Cup competitor Brendan Gielow of Wake Forest, the leader entering the final round.
MANAKIN-SABOT, Va. - Brendan Tracy shot a team-best 2-over-par 74 Tuesday afternoon as the University of Maryland men's golf team finished 13th at the VCU Shootout at Hermitage Country Club.
The Terrapins shot 304 as a team Tuesday and 906 for the entire tournament, 42 over par. Tracy and Andrew Kay tied for the low score on Maryland, as both finished at 227, 11 over par.
Tom Hanna III and Sean Brannan were close behind at 229 each to round out the counted scores for the Terps. Donnie Shin finished at 232. Chris Miller played as an individual and finished at 239.
TAMPA, Fla. - The No. 6 ranked Florida State University men's golf team set a 54 hole tournament record in winning the team championship of the Gary Koch Invitational at the Old memorial Golf Club as play in the three round event came to a close Sunday. The Seminoles began the day four strokes behind Texas Tech and, with the best team round of the third round, finished an amazing 16 strokes ahead of the Red Raiders in the final standings.
Seminole Senior Seath Lauer finished in second place in the individual standings as he carded a two-under par score of 70 and finished with a career-best 201 score for the three-round tournament. He finished two strokes behind Kyle Kopsick of Auburn who carded a tournament record 203 individual score.
Florida State's victory was its second of the year after claiming the championship of the season-opening GolfWeek Conference Challenge. The Seminoles' have earned three top five finishes this fall - first at the Gary Koch and GolfWeek Conference Challenge tournaments and fifth at the Olympia Fields Invitational. Lauer has now earned three top-10 individual finishes in the Seminoles' three events this fall; second at the Gary Koch Invitational, tied for third at the Olympia Fields Invitational and tied for ninth at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge.
Tampa, FL - The 28th-ranked Virginia men's golf team put together another outstanding performance this fall, placing third in the 15-team Gary Koch Intercollegiate played in Tampa at the Old Memorial Golf Club. The Cavaliers tied 11th-ranked Florida for third place at 12-under 852. Virginia shot 3-over 291 during Sunday's final round. The tournament featured seven teams ranked in top-30 of the current Golfstat poll.
Ben Kohles led UVa during the final round with a 1-under 71 to move up to sixth overall on the leaderboard at 7-under 209. Kohles' finish was his third top-10 this season. He has managed to shoot under par in six of his nine rounds this fall.
Kyle Stough posted a 72 during the final round and was Virginia's number-two finisher in 17th place at 3-under 213. Amory Davis and Will Collins tied for 32nd at 1-over 217. Davis shot 75 Sunday and Collins finished with a 76. Bruce Woodall was 51st overall at 5-over 221. He carded a 73 during the final round.
Tampa, Fla. - The University of North Carolina men's golf team fell from eighth place to finish in 13th place at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate after struggling to a 305 total in the final round of play. The Tar Heels finished 10-strokes over par and 40-strokes behind the team champion with an 874 team total. Florida State captured the team title with a 30-under-par 834 total and set a new 54-hole team tournament record. Carolina recorded one eagle, 41 birdies and 173 pars throughout the weekend.
Junior Henry Zaytoun III led the Tar Heels for the second time this season. Zaytoun, a Raleigh, N.C. native, fired the Tar Heels lone under-par total, finishing at one-under-par and tied for 24th place. Jack Fields, who fired one eagle in the tournament, and senior David Holzworth tied for 43rd place at three-over par.
Freshman Michael McGowan finished in a five-way tie for 51st. McGowan, from Southern Pines, N.C., recorded a four-over par 76 on Sunday for a five-over-par 221 total. Kevin O¹Connell placed 78th at 18-over-par.