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UVa Golfers Remain Near Top of Leaderboard at Cougar Classic

Elizabeth Brightwell

Hanahan, S.C. - The 12th-ranked Virginia women's golf team will enter Tuesday's final round of the Cougar Classic in Hanahan, S.C. tied for fourth place in the 24-team field. The Cavaliers shot 2-over 290 Monday for a two-day total of even par 576.

Florida used a 9-under 279 to move to the top of the field at 11-under 565. USC dropped back to second place at 8-under 568. Vanderbilt is in third place at 574 and Auburn is tied with the Cavaliers for fourth place.

The field for the tournament includes 10 of the top 15 finishers from the 2012 NCAA Championships.

Elizabeth Brightwell shot a career-best 2-under 70 to lead the Cavaliers during the second round. She moved up to a tie with teammate Portland Rosen for 14th place at 1-under 143 through 36 holes. Rosen shot 74 Monday after opening with a 3-under 69.

Brittany Altomare is in 28th place at 145 after shooting even par 72 Monday. Briana Mao is two strokes behind her in 42nd place after posting a 76 and Melissa Edmonson shot 74 for the second straight day and is in 51st place at 148.

Florida's Camilla Hedberg leads the field in stroke play at 7-under 135. She carded a 66 during the second round.

The third round of the tournament will be contested Tuesday. Live scoring is online at

Cougar Classic
Yeamans Hall Club
Hanahan, S.C.
Par-72, 6,219 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Florida              286-279-565
 2. USC                  285-283-568
 3. Vanderbilt           289-285-574
 4. Virginia             286-290-576
 4. Auburn               288-288-576
 6. Duke                 286-291-577
 6. Georgia              287-290-577
 8. NC State             290-291-581
 9. Alabama              289-294-583
10. Tennessee            296-288-584
11. North Carolina       299-287-586
12. UCF                  294-294-588
13. Penn State           293-296-589
14. Mississippi          299-293-592
15. LSU                  303-292-595
16. Col. of Charleston   300-296-596
17. Wisconsin            292-305-597
18. Wake Forest          297-301-598
19. Miami                300-301-601
19. UNCG                 300-301-601
21. Maryland             309-295-604
22. South Carolina       306-299-605
23. Furman               307-300-607
24. Charleston Southern  299-313-612

Individual Leaders 1. Camilla Hedberg, Florida 69-66-135 2. Isabelle Lendle, Florida 67-70-137 3. Lindy Duncan, Duke 69-70-139 3. Sophia Popov, USC 70-69-139 5. Irina Gabasa, Vanderbilt 69-71-140 5. Carolin Pinegger, UCF 73-67-140 5. Manuela Carbajo Re, Georgia 70-70-140 5. Marta Sanz, Auburn 67-73-140 5. Laura Wearn, Furman 71-69-140

Virginia Results 14. Elizabeth Brighwell 73-70-143 14. Portland Rosen 69-74-143 28. Brittany Altomare 73-72-145 42. Briana Mao 71-76-147 51. Melissa Edmonson 74-74-148




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