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 Golfstat.com.
Sun Trust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course
Par 70, 6,002 yards
First Round 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
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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