March 17, 2013
Gainesville, Fla. - The 15th-ranked Virginia women's golf tied for fourth place at the 15-team Sun Trust Gator Invitational that wrapped up Sunday in Gainesville, Fla. The Cavaliers shot 11-over 291 during the final round for a three-day total of 37-over 877. Alabama, ranked No. 3, won the tournament at 25-over 865. Fourth-ranked Oklahoma was second at 868 and fifth-ranked Florida was third at 870. Oklahoma State, ranked No. 21, tied UVa for fourth place.
The Cavaliers were led by the second- and third-place finishes of Portland Rosen and Brittany Altomare. Both players shot 1-over 71 Sunday. Rosen finished at 1-over 211 and Altomare was two strokes behind her at 213.
Rosen's finish was the best in her UVa career and her 54-hole score was a career best. It marked the first time she placed in the top-10 since placing eighth at last year's NCAA Championships.
Altomare's finish was the third time this year she has placed third in a tournament. It was the 17th top-10 outing in her career.
Oklahoma's Chirapat Jao-Javanil took medalist honors at 4-under 206.
The Cavaliers play their final regular season tournament March 29-31 at the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, N.C.
Sun Trust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course
Par 70, 6,002 yards
1. Alabama 286-293-286-865
2. Oklahoma 285-297-286-868
3. Florida 289-293-288-870
4. Virginia 297-289-291-877
4. Oklahoma State 293-292-292-877
6. Miami 290-300-298-888
7. Florida State 294-303-293-890
8. Mississippi State 293-304-295-892
8. North Carolina 301-294-297-892
10. Baylor 296-300-301-897
11. Chattanooga 302-307-292-901
12. Florida International 303-302-300-905
13. San Diego State 313-302-301-915
14. South Florida 309-311-300-920
15. Kent State 305-313-306-924
Individual Leaders 1. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma 69-68-69-206 2. Portland Rosen, Virginia 68-72-71-211 3. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 73-69-71-213 4. Ally McDonald, Mississippi State 71-74-69-214 4. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 68-74-72-214
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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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