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UVA opens The Collegiate Invitational in ninth place

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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Sophomore Pietro Bovari (Milano, Italy) shot 1-under 70 to stand in fourth place and lead the Virginia men’s golf team following the opening round of The Collegiate Invitational at the Country Club of Birmingham.

As a team, UVA shot 6-over 290 during the first round. North Florida, ranked No. 22, took the early tournament lead with a score of 1-under 283. A total of 13 of the 14 teams in the field are ranked in Golfstat’s current top-50. The Cavaliers are No. 43 in the website’s latest standings.

UVA freshman Chris Fosdick (Middlefield, Conn.) had the team’s second-best score, finishing at 1-over 72. Senior Andrew Orischak (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) was in 29th place at 73 while freshman George Duangmanee (Fairfax, Va.) was 55th with a round of 75 and senior WeiWei Gao (Cebu, Philippines) was one shot behind him in 63rd place.

The second round of the three-day tournament gets underway at 7:30 Tuesday. UVA will be paired with Charlotte and Ole Miss.

Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.

The Collegiate Invitational at CC of Birmingham

West Course

Birmingham, Ala.

Par 71, 7,226 yards

First Round Results

Team Results

1. North Florida 283

2. Tennessee 286

2. Clemson 286

4. Vanderbilt 287

5. Arkansas 288

6. Charlotte 289

6. Auburn 289

6. Ole Miss 289

9. Virginia 290

10. LSU 292

11. Mississippi State 294

12. UAB 296

12. Alabama 296

14. Kentucky 302

Individual Leaders

1. Michael Mattiace, North Florida 66

2. Bryce Lewis, Tennessee 68

2. Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson 68

Virginia Results

4. Pietro Bovari 70

21. Chris Fosdick 72

29. Andrew Orishak 73

55. George Duangmanee 75

63. WeiWei Gao 76

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