Charleston, S.C. - The 12th-ranked Virginia women's golf team is off to a solid start in its first fall tournament of the season. The Cavaliers shot 2-under 286 to stand in a three-way tie for second place after the opening round of the 24-team Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C. USC leads the field at 3-under 285. Duke and Florida share second place with UVa.
Virginia was led by junior Portland Rosen who shot 3-under 69. She is tied for third place overall. Sophomore Briana Mao is 13th at 71 while senior Brittany Altomare and junior Elizabeth Brightwell are tied for 33rd at 1-over 73. Sophomore Melissa Edmonson is in 49th place at 2-over 74.
Florida's Isabelle Lendle and Auburn's Marta Sanz lead the field at 5-under 67. The second round is set for Monday and the final round will take place Tuesday. Live scoring of the tournament is online at Golfstat.com.
Par-72, 6,219 yards
First Round Results
Team Results 1. USC 285 2. Duke 286 2. Virginia 286 2. Florida 286 5. Georgia 287 6. Auburn 288 7. Alabama 289 7. Vanderbilt 289 9. NC State 290 10. Wisconsin 292 11. Penn State 293 12. UCF 294 13. Tennessee 296 14. Wake Forest 297 15. Mississippi 299 15. Charleston Southern 299 15. North Carolina 299 18. Miami 300 18. Col. of Charleston 300 18. UNCG 300 21. Furman 303 21. LSU 303 23. South Carolina 306 24. Maryland 309
Individual Leaders 1. Isabelle Lendle, Florida 67 1. Marta Sanz, Auburn 67 3. Lindy Duncan, Duke 69 3. Irina Gabasa, Vanderbilt 69 3. Camilla Hedberg, Florida 69 3. Portland Rosen, Virginia 66
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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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