Number of Student-Athletes: 6
Number of Scholarships Allowed by the NCAA: 4.5
2017-18 Cost to Fund Men’s Golf Scholarships: $285,104
Number of Endowed Scholarships Currently Funded: 2
Virginia’s 10th-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships was the best showing in the program’s history. It marked the 17th time the Cavaliers have advanced to the national championship tournament. In his 13 seasons as head coach, Bowen Sargent has guided UVA to the NCAA Regionals 11 times and the NCAA Championships seven times.
The 2017 season marked the first time three UVA golfers earned All-America honors in the same season. Headlining that group was senior Jimmy Stanger, who became the first first-team All-American at UVA. Also earning All-America honors was classmate Derek Bard and sophomore Thomas Walsh.
Stanger became the second Cavalier to capture the ACC individual crown. He won the championship in dramatic fashion, finishing first in a four-man playoff.
Watch this video feature on Stanger’s ACC experience:
Thanks to gifts totaling $850,000, in 2005 Virginia opened the Lew Oehmig Short Game Practice Facility at Birdwood Golf Course. The Pete Dye designed facility features a large practice green, a chipping green, practice bunkers and several target greens. The facility allows the members of the UVA men’s and women’s teams to work on their short games year-round.
Donations to the Virginia Athletics Foundation directed to Friends Of Men’s Golf provide operational and scholarship support for the program. A fundraising campaign is currently underway to build a support building and practice facility for the golf teams.
For more information on how to support Virginia golf, contact the Virginia Athletics Foundation.