UVa Women's Golfers in Ninth Place After First Round at Rucker Intercollegiate

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Elizabeth Brightwell
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
Elizabeth Brightwell
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

March 8, 2013

Hilton Head, S.C. - The 19th-ranked Virginia women's golf team is in ninth place following the opening round of play at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate taking place at the Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C. Virginia shot 17-over 301 during the first round and trails No. 8 Arkansas by eight strokes. Third-ranked North Carolina is in second place at 295.

Virginia was led by senior Brittany Altomare, who shot 1-over 72, and is tied for fifth place. Altomare is five shots behind tournament leader Emma Lavy of Arkansas, who finished the opening round at 3-under 68.

UVa's Portland Rosen is in 18th place at 74 while Elizabeth Brightwell is 34th at 76. Briana Mao, the ACC Player of the Month for February, is in 52nd place after starting with a 79. Lauren Coughlin rounded out UVa's scoring with a 10-over 81. She is in 63rd place.

Virginia will start its second round at 8:30 a.m. Saturday while paired with Arizona State and UCF. The Cavaliers will start on the first tee. The 15-team tournament wraps up Sunday.

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
Long Cove Club
Hilton Head, S.C.
Par 71, 6,211 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Arkansas       293
 2. North Carolina 295
 2. LSU            295
 4. Vanderbilt     296
 5. Alabama        297
 5. Tennessee      297
 5. Arizona State  297
 8. UCF            298
 9. Virginia       301
10. Wake Forest    304
11. Georgia        308
12. TCU            311
13. Furman         313
14. South Carolina 314
15. Auburn         315

Individual Leaders 1. Emma Lavy, Arkansas 68 2. Gabriela Lopez, Arkansas 71 2. Casey Grice, North Carolina 71 2. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU 71 5. Mariana Sims, Wake Forest 72 5. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 72 5. Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State 72

Virginia Results 5. Brittany Altomare 72 18. Portland Rosen 74 34. Elizabeth Brightwell 76 52. Briana Mao 79 63. Lauren Coughlin 81