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Virginia Golfers Finish Second in ACC Championships

Despite a comparatively shaky performance during the first day of the ACC Championship, the Virginia men’s golf team put together a solid weekend at Old North State Club in New London, NC to finish second in the tournament at 10-under.  Will Collins finished the weekend shooting 8-under, earning him an individual second place.

At the end of the first day, Virginia found themselves in fifth place at 2-under, or 7 strokes behind the leader Georgia Tech.  The Cavaliers shot 8-under on Saturday to move into fourth place, recording the second lowest score of the day (and third lowest of the tournament).

On the final day, Virginia found themselves in sole possession of the lead, but were unable to keep up with the a roaring Georgia Tech.  The Yellow Jackets cruised to victory, and while Virginia was at even par the third day, it was enough to keep them at second, as Duke and Wake Forest shot 5- and 4-over, respectively, to drop them out of contention.

Collins is the fourth Cavalier to finish in the runner up position at the ACC Championships.  Nationally-ranked No. 34 Ben Kohles fell just short of a top-10 finish, placing 11th overall at 3-under.

Virginia will host the Cavalier Classic this upcoming weekend at Birdwood.