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Brightwell Powers UVa Women's Golfers to Fast Start at Gator Invitational

Elizabeth Brightwell

Elizabeth Brightwell

March 14, 2014

Gainesville, Fla. - The Virginia women's golf team is tied for fourth place following the opening round of the Sun Trust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. The Cavaliers shot 14-over 294 and trail tournament-leading Ohio State by just two shots.

Senior Elizabeth Brightwell led the Cavaliers by shooting even par 70 to end the first round tied for second place. Lauren Coughlin posted a score of 73 to finish the day in 16th place. Lauren Diaz-Yi is in 38th place with a 75, Portland Rosen stands 47th at 76 and Briana Mao is 52nd with a 77.

Florida's Karolina Vickova leads the field in stroke place at 1-under 69.

The second round of the tournament will be played Saturday with the final round contested Sunday. The Cavaliers will tee off at 9:45 a.m. while paired with Arizoan and Oklahoma. Live scoring of the tournament is online at

Sun Trust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course
Gainesville, Fla.
Par 70, 6,002 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Ohio State       292
 1. Florida State    292
 3. Penn State       293
 4. Arizona          294
 4. Virginia         294
 6. Oklahoma         295
 6. Miami            295
 8. Kent State       296
 9. Old Dominion     300
10. Texas A&M        301
11. Florida          305
12. Furman           307
13. South Florida    309
13. UTSA             309

Individual Leaders 1. Karolina Vickova, Florida 69 2. Elizabeth Brightwell, Virginia 70 2. Camilla Hedberg, Florida 70 2. Ellen Ceresko, Penn State 70 5. Andrea Vilarasau, Arizona 71 5. Marijosse Navarro, Texas A&M 71

Virginia Results 2. Elizabeth Brightwell 70 16. Lauren Coughlin 73 38. Lauren Diaz-Yi 75 47. Portland Rosen 76 52. Briana Mao 77




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