No. 7 men’s golf takes yet another title

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Sophomore Thomas Walsh finished second individually with a career-best 205 (11-under) to lead the Cavaliers to the tournament victory. 

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The No. 7 Virginia men’s golf team continued its strong fall season with a dominant first place finish at the Bank of Tennessee tournament.

It was another record breaking performance for the Cavaliers. The team’s three-round score of 829 (35-under) beat the tournament’s previous record by 14 strokes. This marks the second time in three tournaments this fall that Virginia has finished in first place and broken a course record. The Cavaliers achieved both of these feats earlier this season at the Carpet Capital Collegiate tournament.

Coming in second place in the 15-team tournament was Missouri, with a score of 842 (22-under), a comfortable 13 strokes behind Virginia.

Three Cavalier golfers individually finished in the top five overall. Sophomore Thomas Walsh led the way, shooting a career-best score of 205 (11-under) to end tied for second place out of 84 competing golfers. Seniors Derek Bard and Jimmy Stanger additionally both recorded scores of 206 (10-under) to finish tied for fifth place.

Virginia’s first round score of 280 (8-under) put the Cavaliers at third place after day one. The team then jumped up to first after shooting an outstanding second round score of 269 (19-under), the best round score of the tournament.

Virginia maintained their lead through the whole final round, shooting a 280 (8-under) again to finish with a first place score of 829 (35-under).

The Cavaliers will look to carry their momentum into next weekend when they compete at the US Collegiate Invitational in Alpharetta, Ga. It will be Virginia’s last tournament of the fall season.

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