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Cavaliers Finish 11th at NCAA Women's Golf Regional

Nicole Agnello

May 11, 2013

Auburn, Ala. - The 13th-ranked Virginia women's golf team finished 11th at the NCAA East Regional that wrapped up Saturday at the Auburn University Club. The Cavaliers were not one of the eight teams from the site to advance to the NCAA Championships. UVa's finish marks the first time in six years it will not participate in the NCAA Championships.

During Saturday's final round Virginia shot 8-over 296, its best single-round score of the event, to finish at 30-over 894. Top-seeded Alabama won the regional at 20-under 844. Tulane was second at 852 followed by Arkansas and Oklahoma State (864), Texas (871), Northwestern (874) and UCLA (875). Auburn finished eighth at 13-over 877 to claim the site's final spot to the NCAAs.

Virginia senior Brittany Altomare turned in the team's top performance, shooting 1-under 215. She shot even par 72 during her final collegiate round.

Sophomore Briana Mao was 44th for the Cavaliers at 7-over 223. She posted a final round score of 74. Junior Portland Rosen was one shot behind Mao on the leaderboard at 8-over 224 to finish 51st. She shot 75 during the final round.

Elizabeth Brightwell was 108th overall at 238 and senior Nicole Agnello was 110th at 240. Brightwell shot 81 on Saturday while Agnello had her best round of the tournament, carding a 3-over 75 to end her collegiate career.

Alabama's Stephanie Meadow took medalist honors at 13-under 203. Princeton's Kelly Shon was second at 7-under 209 to earn on of the two individual qualifying positions from the regional to the NCAAs. Tennessee's Erica Popson won a three-player playoff for the other individual position.



The NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

NCAA East Regional
Auburn University Club
Auburn, Ala.
Par-72, 6,259 yards
Final Results

Team Results
1. Alabama 277-277-290-844 2. Tulane 283-285-284-852 3. Arkansas 283-294-287-864 3. Oklahoma State 290-287-287-864 5. Texas 289-291-291-871 6. Northwestern 292-298-284-874 7. UCLA 288-298-289-875 8. Auburn 299-284-294-877 9. Tennessee 294-292-294-880 10. North Carolina 290-292-305-887 11. Virginia 300-298-296-894 12. Kentucky 301-296-300-897 13. East Carolina 301-303-301-905 14. Florida International 301-301-302-907 15. UCF 312-304-292-908 15. Notre Dame 292-304-312-908 17. East Tennessee State 297-302-310-909 18. Mississippi 299-308-303-910 19. Penn State 310-301-300-911 19. Chattanooga 309-298-304-911 21. Texas State 301-307-306-914 22. James Madison 319-305-310-931 23. Eastern Kentucky 321-332-322-975 24. Alabama State 335-332-327-994

Individual Leaders 1. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 68-66-69-203 2. Kelly Shon, Princeton 71-68-70-209 3. Madison Opfer, Tulane 70-69-71-210 4. Jennifer Kirby, Alabama 72-66-73-211 4. Emily Penttila, Tulane 68-74-69-211 4. Emma Talley, Alabama 67--71-73-211

Virginia Results 15. Brittany Altomare 72-71-72-215 44. Briana Mao 75-74-74-223 51. Portland Rosen 73-76-75-224 108. Elizabeth Brightwell 80-77-81-238 110. Nicole Agnello 85-80-75-240


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