April 8, 2007
Browns Summitt, NC -
In the final match of the season before the ACC Championships, the 19th-ranked Virginia women's golf team finished 10th at the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, N.C. with a score of 923. The Cavaliers were led by the eighth-place finish of senior Leah Wigger, who recorded the 22nd top-10 finish of her career. Virginia played the tournament short-handed when sophomore Jennie Arseneault had to pull out prior to the opening round due to a sore back. She is ranked 34th in the nation in the latest Golfweek standings.
Wigger shot 1-over 73 Sunday to complete the 54-hole tournament at 4-over 220. Here performance marked the sixth time in eight tournaments this year she has led the Cavaliers in scoring. It was her fifth top-10 finish this season.
Rachel Smith was Virginia's second finisher in 32nd place at 230. She shot 76 on Sunday. Kristen Simpson carded a 77 during the final round and was 47th at 234. Sally Shonk, playing in the UVa lineup for the first time this year, was 68th at 239, including a 78 Sunday. Whitney Neuhauser was 73rd at 242. She shot 80 over the final 18 holes. Carly Truitt, playing as a non-scorer, was also 73rd at 242.
Purdue posted the best final-round score, a 6-over 294, to move past No. 12 Florida and No. 20 North Carolina to take home the championship trophy. The No. 15 Boilermakers finished at 887, seven shots ahead of Florida and 10 strokes better than North Carolina. The Tar Heels were one shot ahead of second-ranked Duke.
Purdue's Maria Hernandez took medalist honors at 1-under 215. She defeated Florida's Sandra Gal in a three-hole playoff for the title.
Virginia will compete at the ACC Championships April 13-15 at the Carmel Country Club in Charlotte.
Bryan National Collegiate
Bryan Park Champions Course
Browns Summit, N.C.
Par-72, 6,386 yards
1. Purdue 290-303-294-887
2. Florida 298-294-302-894
3. North Carolina 291-309-297-897
4. Duke 292-301-305-898
5. Tennessee 305-312-286-903
6. Georgia 303-310-295-908
7. Auburn 301-315-300-916
8. South Carolina 297-310-310-917
9. Ohio State 307-312-301-920
10. Virginia 300-319-304-923
11. Furman 308-316-300-924
12. LSU 311-314-304-929
13. Wake Forest 309-312-311-932
14. Florida State 309-315-312-936
15. UNC Greensboro 316-315-308-939
16. UNC Wilmington 306-320-314-940
17. NC State 314-318-309-941
18. Charleston 312-333-312-957
1. Maria Hernandez, Purdue% 71-73-71-215
1. Sandra Gal, Florida 72-74-69-215
3. Blair Lamb, Furman 70-76-70-216
4. Lauren Hunt, North Carolina 74-75-69-218
4. Marci Turner, Tennessee 73-77-68-218
6. Amanda Blumenherst, Duke 73-71-75-219
6. Christel Boeljon, Purdue 73-77-69-219
8. Leah Wigger, Virginia 71-76-73-220
9. Anna Grzebien, Duke 74-73-76-223
9. Whitney Myers, Florida 75-70-78-223
9. Whitney Wade, Georgia 74-75-74-223
% Won three-hole playoff for medalist
8. Leah Wigger 71-76-73-220
32. Rachel Smith 75-79-76-230
47. Kristen Simpson 76-81-77-234
68. Sally Shonk 78-83-78-239
73. Whitney Neuhauser 79-83-80-242
73. Carly Truitt* 80-82-80-242
* Competing as an individual