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UVa Women's Golfers in 10th Place After First Round at UCF Challenge

Briana Mao

Feb. 10, 2013

Sorrento, Fla. - The 18th-ranked Virginia women's golf team is tied for 10th place following the opening round of play at the UCF Challenge taking place in Sorrento, Fla., at the Redtail Golf Club. Virginia shot 8-over 296 during its first round of the spring season at the 18-team tournament, which runs through Tuesday.

Redshirt freshman Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.), playing in her first collegiate tournament, shot 3-under 69 to tie for fourth place after the first round. Coughlin is competing as an individual and her results do not factor into UVa's team scoring.

Coughlin shot par on each of her first nine holes, posted consecutive birdies on holes 10, 11 and 12, and then finished out her round with six more pars.

Sophomore Briana Mao led the Cavaliers competing in the team portion of the tournament with a 2-under 70. That was one stroke better than her previous best single-round score. Mao finished the first day in eighth place.

Portland Rosen finished at 2-over 74 to stand in 35th place. Nicole Agnello was 49th at 75, Brittany Altomare was 71st at 77 and Elizabeth Brightwell placed 99th with an 85.

South Carolina grabbed the tournament's early lead at 4-unde 284. North Carolina and UCF are tied for second at 287. Augusta State teammates Natalie Wille and Casey Kennedy are tied for first place at 5-under 67.

The Cavaliers start their second round at 10:09 a.m. Monday from the 10th tee while paired with Ole Miss and South Florida.

UCF Challenge
Redtail Golf Club
Sorrento, Fla.
Par-72, 6,374 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. South Carolina     284
 2. North Carolina     287
 2. UCF                287
 2. Augusta State      287
 5. Tulane             288
 6. East Carolina      289
 7. Kennesaw State     292
 8. Miami              293
 8. Texas State        293
10. Mississippi        296
10. Virginia           296
12. South Florida      297
13. Louisville         299
13. Col. of Charleston 299
15. Missouri           300
16. Coastal Carolina   302
17. Georgia State      304
18. Oregon State       305



Individual Leaders 1. Natalie Wille, Augusta State 67 1. Casey Kennedy, Auguast State 67 3. Justine Dreher, South Carolina 68 4. Ines Lescudier, Kennesaw State 69 4. Leticia Ras-Anderica, Miami 69 4. Robyn Doig, UCF 69 4. Lauren Coughlin*, Virginia 69

Virginia Results 4. Lauren Coughlin* 69 8. Briana Mao 70 35. Portland Rosen 74 49. Nicole Agnello 75 71. Brittany Altomare 77 99. Elizabeth Brightwell 85 * Non-scoring individual


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