Virginia wins by four at The Ridges

Virginia wins by four at The Ridges


Virginia wins by four at The Ridges

Bank of Tennessee at The Ridges (Final Rd.)

Virginia won its second straight tournament of the fall season Sunday, cruising to a four-shot victory at the Bank of Tennessee at The Ridges. It’s the first time in three years the Cavaliers have won multiple tournaments in a season.

The Cavaliers, ranked No. 28 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, finished with an 11-under 853 total. After a 9-over 297 in Round 1, Virginia went 20 under in the final 36 holes. First-round leader Kent State (No. 35) was second at 7-under 857 while Chattanooga (No. 72) was third at even-par 864. Wake Forest (No. 24) finished fourth at 3-over 867.

Freshman Ben Rusch led Virginia with a T-2 finish at 6-under 210 with Michigan’s Joey Garber. Mackenzie Hughes of Kent State ran away with the individual title at 13-under 203. Hughes capped the tournament with rounds of 66-65.

Hughes’ teammate John Hahn was in a four-way tie for fourth at 5-under 211 with Chattanooga’s Stephan Jaeger, Missouri’s Jace Long and Tennessee’s Darren Renwick.


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