Number of Student-Athletes: 6
Number of Scholarships Allowed by the NCAA: 4.5
2016-17 Cost to Fund Men’s Golf Scholarships: $272,634
Number of Endowed Scholarships Currently Funded: 1
Virginia’s 26th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 2016 marked the 16th time the Cavaliers have advanced to the national championship tournament. In his 12 seasons as head coach, Bowen Sargent has guided UVA to the NCAA Regionals 10 times and the NCAA Championships six times. The 2010 team’s 11th-place finish tied as the best in school history. Sargent’s teams have produced an ACC individual champion, the ACC player of the year and rookie of the year and the first four-time All-ACC performer in school history.
Derek Bard, who placed 17th at the 2016 NCAA Championships, was the only collegiate golfer to play in the 2016 Masters tournament. Watch this video feature on Derek’s 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.