April 14, 2017
Pawleys Island, SC - The Virginia women’s golf team is tied for ninth place after the second round of play at the ACC Championships in Pawleys Island, S.C. UVA shot 5-over 293 on Friday, an 11-stroke improvement over its first-round score, to finish with a 36-hole total of 597. No. 10 Duke enters the final round leading the field by nine shots at 6-under 570.
For the second consecutive day UVA was led by senior Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). She shot even par 72 to move up to 20th place at 2-over 146. Sophomore Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.) and freshman Julia Ford are tied for 33rd place at 6-over 150. Ford shot 73 during the second round while Gonzales posted a score of 75.
Florida State’s Kim Metraux and Duke’s Leona Magurie share the lead for medalist at 4-under 140.
UVA will start its third round starting at 8 a.m. from the first tee while paired with Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
The ACC Championships serves as the event in Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 between UVA and Virginia Tech women’s golf programs. The Hokies are in 10th place, 15 strokes behind UVA, entering Saturday’s final round. The highest finisher between the two teams will earn one point in the Commonwealth Clash standings.
Live scoring of the tournament is online at Golfstat.com. ACC Network Extra will broadcast the tournament Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m.
The Reserve Golf Club
Pawleys Island, S.C.
Par-72, 6,192 yards
Second Round Results
Team Results 1. Duke 284-286-570 2. Clemson 287-292-579 2. Florida State 287-292-579 2. North Carolina 287-292-579 5. NC State 297-289-586 5. Miami 285-301-586 7. Notre Dame 298-297-595 8. Louisville 298-298-596 9. Boston College 298-299-597 9. Virginia 304-293-597 11. Virginia Tech 304-308-612 12. Wake Forest 312-308-620
Individual Leaders 1. Kim Metraux, Florida State 69-71-140 1. Leona Maguire, Duke 68-72-140 3. Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest 70-71-141
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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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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