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Brightwell Leads UVa with Eighth-Place Finish at Gator Invitational

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

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


 

 

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