No. 8 men's golf continues roll, wins Wolfpack Spring Open

Pastore leads Cavaliers to second straight tournament win

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David Pastore’s even-par 72 earned him a fourth place finish at the Wolfpack Spring Open.


The No. 8 Virginia men’s golf team won its second consecutive tournament Saturday, shooting a 4-over 292 to best second-place Clemson by three strokes at the rain-shortened Wolfpack Spring Open at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C. The event was condensed from 54 holes to 18 holes after rain precluded Friday play.

After winning the Jim West Intercollegiate in a one-hole playoff less than two weeks ago, senior David Pastore again led Virginia with a fourth-place finish, shooting an even-par 72. Pastore birdied two of his final four holes to notch his third top-10 finish of the season.

Juniors Denny McCarthy and Ji Soo Park also recorded top-10 finishes, each placing eighth with 1-over 73 rounds. Like Pastore, Park birdied No. 15 and 17 on his way to a strong finish, totaling a 3-under performance on the back nine.

Freshmen Derek Bard and Jimmy Stanger rounded out Virginia’s starting five with 16th and 26th place finishes, respectively. Bard shot a 2-over 74, while Stanger finished at 4-over 76. Competing as an individual, sophomore Nick McLaughlin finished 40th at 5-over 77.

NC State senior Logan Harrell won the tournament by three strokes, shooting 4-under par on the front nine to buoy a 5-under 67 outing at his home course.

Virginia will return to action this weekend in New London, N.C. at the ACC Championships, a three-day event that begins Friday. The Cavaliers are the second-highest ranked team in the conference, behind only No. 5 Georgia Tech.


Published April 21, 2014 in Sports





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