UVA finishes seventh at ACC Championships, claims Commonwealth Clash point

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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The Virginia men’s golf team shot 4-over 292 during Saturday’s final round of stroke play to place seventh in the 12-team field at the ACC Championships at Shark’s Tooth Golf Course in Panama City, Fla. The top four finishers – North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Wake Forest – advanced to the match play portion of the event that starts Sunday.

UVA’s three-round total was 10-under 854. Seventh-ranked North Carolina topped the field during stroke play by shooting 35-under 829. No. 11 Georgia Tech was second at 838.

Junior Pietro Bovari was UVA’s top finisher, placing 13th at 5-under 211. He led the team during the final round with a score of 2-under 211.

Senior Jack Montague placed 28th at 1-under 215. He shot 75 over the final 18 holes. Freshman Deven Patel fell back to 31st place with a score of 79 that put him at even par 216 for 54 holes. Sophomores Chris Fosdick and George Duangmanee rounded out UVA’s scoring. Fosdick finished with a score of 73 and was  35th at 218. Duangmanee placed 41st with a score of 220. He shot 74 during the final round.

Virginia managed to finish ahead of three ranked teams in the field – No. 26 NC State (858), No. 41 Duke (865) and No. 23 Clemson (865) – which should help the Cavaliers’ position in the Golfstat poll as they await the NCAA regional bid selection announcement on May 4.

The Cavaliers also finished ahead of 11th-place Virginia Tech (873) to claim the point at stake between the two programs in the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash, the all-sports competition between the two rivals. Virginia Tech currently leads the Clash 10.5 to 7.5. The next point at stake will come next weekend when the Hoos and Hokies meet in baseball in Charlottesville.

ACC Championships

Shark’s Tooth Golf Course

Panama City, Fla.

Par 72, 7,246 yards

Final Stroke Play Results

Team Results

  1. North Carolina     269-278-282-829
  2. Georgia Tech       284-273-281-838
  3. Florida State      283-282-280-845
  4. Wake Forest        286-281-280-847
  5. Notre Dame         282-283-283-848
  6. Louisville         285-282-282-849
  7. Virginia           280-282-292-854
  8. NC State           282-287-289-858
  9. Duke               291-292-282-865
  10. Clemson            287-282-296-865
  11. Virginia Tech      286-287-300-873
  12. Boston College     292-288-304-884

Individual Leaders

  1. Jacob Bridegman, Clemson       69-66-68-203
  2. Peter Fountain, North Carolina 68-67-68-203

Virginia Results

  1. Pietro Bovari      71-70-70-211
  2. Jack Montague      69-71-75-215
  3. Deven Patel        69-68-79-216
  4. Chris Fosdick      72-73-73-218
  5. George Duangmanee  71-75-74-220
 

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