In a recurring theme this year, Virginia's men's golf team finished behind Tennessee this weekend as they took home the third place medals from the 12th Annual Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges, Oct. 16-18.
The No. 26 Cavaliers beat out the competition, including No. 10 NC State, UAB, UNC Wilmington, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. And you know how excited I get when we beat VT in anything. The Hoos ultimately finished behind No. 13 Oregon State and No. 21 Tennessee, who tied for first.
The Hoos finished fourth after day one, four strokes behind the leader. They rallied on day two, shooting six under, but still five strokes behind. At the end of the tournament, Virginia was only two strokes behind the co-leaders of Oregon State and Tennessee. This third place finish matches Virginia's best performance in this tournament, when they finished third in 1999.
Virginia's Amory Davis was 20th overall at 218, including a 77 over the final 18 holes. Bruce Woodall was 25th at 219 and Will Collins was 40th at 222.
The Cavaliers will wrap up the fall portion of their schedule next weekend when they compete at the Bridgestone Invitational in Greensboro, N.C.