Brightwell Leads UVa with Eighth-Place Finish at Gator Invitational

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Elizabeth Brighwell was one of two Cavaliers to shoot 71 during the final round of the Rucker Intercollegiate.

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
Elizabeth Brighwell was one of two Cavaliers to shoot 71 during the final round of the Rucker Intercollegiate.
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

March 16, 2014

Gainesville, Fla. - The Virginia women's golf team finished sixth at the Sun Trust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. The Cavaliers shot 305 during Sunday's final round for a 54-hole total of 886. Arizona won the event at 866.

Virginia senior Elizabeth Brightwell led the Cavaliers with an eighth-place finish, shooting 8-over 218. She finished with a 77 during the final round. It was the fourth top-10 finish in Brightwell's career.

Lauren Coughlin was UVa's second-highest finisher, shooting 221 to place 21st. She was one of three Cavaliers to shoot 76 during the final round. Lauren Diaz-Yi and Portland Rosen also carded rounds of 6-over Sunday. Diaz-Yi placed 27th at 222 and Rosen was 49th, along with teammate Briana Mao, at 228. Mao shot 78 during the final round.

Miami's Daniela Darquea took medalist honors with a final score of 4-over 214, that featured a final round score of 3-under 67.

The Cavaliers return to action March 28-30 at the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, N.C.

Sun Trust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course

Gainesville, Fla.
Par 70, 6,002 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. Arizona          294-287-285-866
 2. Kent State       296-279-292-867
 3. Ohio State       292-288-295-875
 4. Miami            295-296-293-884
 4. Texas A&M        301-280-303-884
 6. Virginia         294-287-305-886
 7. Florida State    292-295-300-887
 8. Florida          305-292-295-892
 9. Oklahoma         295-297-301-893
10. Penn State       293-303-299-895
11. UTSA             309-299-307-915
12. Old Dominion     300-311-305-916
13. Furman           307-300-311-918
14. South Florida    309-311-315-935

Individual Leaders 1. Daniela Darquea, Miami 74-73-67-214 2. Jessica Vasilic, Arizona 74-71-70-215 2. Natalie Goodson, Kent State 74-67-74-215 2. Marijosse Navarro, Texas A&M 71-69-75-215 5. Camilla Hedberg, Florida 70-71-75-216 5. Jennifer Ha, Kent State 74-69-73-216

Virginia Results 8. Elizabeth Brightwell 70-71-77-218 21. Lauren Coughlin 73-72-76-221 27. Lauren Diaz-Yi 75-71-76-222 49. Portland Rosen 76-76-76-228 49. Briana Mao 77-73-78-228