Virginia Goes Wire-to-Wire at John Burns Intercollegiate
Virginia's Danny Walker (Virginia Athletics photo)
LIHUE, HI (February 16, 2017) -- The University of Virginia men's golf team captured their fourth win of the 2016-17 season with a wire-to-wire victory Friday at the John Burns Intercollegiate.
Led by a 6-under 66 from junior Danny Walker, the fifth-ranked Cavaliers shot a final round 284 (-4) for a total of 835 (-29). The total was just enough to fend off a charging Texas A&M squad that finished four shots shy.
Danny Walker's final round boosted him into a tie for third at 10-under while senior Jimmy Stanger (-7) and freshman Andrew Orischak (-5) also placed inside the top 10. Stanger did his damage in round one with a program record 10-under 62 while Orischak was at his best in the second round, shooting a 69 that was the only round in the 60's for his team on the day.
“This was a great team performance,” said Virginia coach Bowen Sargent. “I am proud of how this team prepared for this tournament and how they approached the week. To win for the fourth time in five tournaments is a truly remarkable accomplishment.”
No. 22 Texas A&M shot a 25-under 839 (276-281-282) to finish runner-up and they were led by the medalist winner Chandler Phillips. Phillips finished at 15-under with rounds off 67-66-68. His final round included three closing birdies to edge out Santa Clara's Hayden Shieh by three.
UNLV shot the round of the day to secure third at 840 (282-284-274) led by an impressive 7-under 65 from Harry Hall along with 67's and 68's from John Oda and Shintaro Ban. Hall finished tie third alongside Walker and Cal Berkeley's Collin Morikawa.
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