Cavaliers Drop Back to Ninth at Bryan National Collegiate

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Leah Wigger
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
Leah Wigger
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

April 7, 2007

Browns Summitt, NC - The 19th-ranked Virginia women's golf team dropped back three spots on the leaderboard Saturday and will enter the final round of the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, N.C. in ninth place. The Cavaliers shot 319 during he second round after opening with a 300. Virginia is tied with Ohio State for ninth at 619.

Playing in blustery conditions, Leah Wigger carded UVa's best score with a 4-over 76. She stands in ninth place at 3-over 147. Sunday she will attempt to record the 22nd top-10 finish of her career.

Virginia's other scores during the second round included a 79 by Rachel Smith, an 81 by Kristen Simpson and 83s by Sally Shonk and Whitney Neuhauser. Smith is 35th at 154, Simpson is 53rd at 157, Shonk is 66th at 161 and Neuhauser is 69th at 162. Carly Truit, playing as an individual, is also 69th at 162. She shot 82 Saturday.

Florida posted the day's low score, a 6-over 294 in the difficult conditions, to overtake Purdue for the team lead. The Gators 36-hole total of 592 is one shot ahead of both Duke and Purdue.

Duke's Amanda Blumenherst and Purdue's Maria Hernandez are tied for first at even-par 144.

Sunday's final round will start at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start. Live scoring of the tournament is online at Golfstat.com.

Bryan National Collegiate
Bryan Park Champions Course
Browns Summit, N.C.
Par-72, 6,386 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results
 1. Florida           298-294-592
 2. Duke              292-301-593
 2. Purdue            290-303-593
 4. North Carolina    291-309-600
 5. South Carolina    297-310-607
 6. Georgia           303-310-613
 7. Auburn            301-315-616
 8. Tennessee         305-312-617
 9. Virginia          300-319-619
 9. Ohio State        307-312-619
11. Wake Forest       309-312-621
12. Furman            308-316-624
12. Florida State     309-315-624
14. LSU               311-314-625
15. UNC Wilmington    306-320-626
16. UNC Greensboro    316-315-631
17. NC State          314-318-632
18. Charleston        312-333-645

Top Individuals 1. Amanda Blumenherst, Duke 73-71-144 1. Maria Hernandez, Purdue 71-73-144 3. Stefanie Endstrasser, Purdue 70-75-145 3. Whitney Myers, Florida 75-70-145 5. Sandra Gal, Florida 72-74-146 5. Blair Lamb, Furman 70-76-146 5. Jenna Pearson, South Carolina 68-76-146 5. Caroline Westrup, Florida State 72-74-146 9. Anna Grzebien, Duke 74-73-147 9. Leah Wigger, Virginia 71-76-147

Virginia Results 9. Leah Wigger 71-76-147 35. Rachel Smith 75-79-154 53. Kristen Simpson 76-81-157 66. Sally Shonk 78-83-161 69. Whitney Neuhauser 79-83-162 69. Carly Truitt* 80-82-162 * Competing as an individual