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UVa Women's Golfers Move Up to Second

Kaira Martin

Sept. 10, 2013

Bryan, Texas - The 16th-ranked Virginia women's golf team moved into a tied for second place following the second round of play at Texas A&M's "Mo" Morial Tournament in Bryan, Texas. The Cavaliers shot 8-over 296 Tuesday for a 36-hole total of 18-over 594. Kentucky leads the 12-team field at 10-over 586. The host Aggies are tied with the Cavaliers for second place.

Junior Briana Mao holds down UVa's top spot on the leaderboard, sitting in 10th place at 4-over 148. She had a second round score of 75. A trio of Cavaliers are tied for 15th at 5-over 149. That group includes Lauren Coughlin, Lauren Diaz-Yi and Alex Hershberger.

Hershberger had the best second round of that group, shooting even par 72, but she is competing as a non-scoring individual and her results do not factor into Virginia's team score. Coughlin posted a round of 73 while Diaz-Yi shot 76.

Elizabeth Brightwell is in 24th place at 150 and Portland Rosen is in 32nd position at 153 among UVa's other two scoring players. Both Cavaliers shot 2-over 74 during the second round.

Freshman Evie Dole, an individual competitor, is in 28th place at 152 following a second-round 72. Kaira Martin, also playing as an individual, is in 45th place at 157.

Kentucky's Haley Mills continues to lead the field in stroke play at 2-under 142.

Wednesday's final round will start at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Live scoring is online at



"Mo" Morial Invitational
Bryan, Texas
The Traditions Club
Par 72, 6,206 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results
 1. Kentucky           294-292-586
 2. Virginia           298-296-594
 2. Texas A&M          290-304-594
 4. UCF                296-300-596
 4. East Carolina      299-297-596
 6. Florida State      304-299-603
 7. Texas A&M (B)      306-307-613
 8. UTSA               304-310-614
 9. Rollins College    302-320-622
10. Redlands CC        321-319-640
11. Elon               318-328-646
12. Texas Pan American 334-355-689

Individual Results 1. Haley Mills, Kentucky 70-72-142 2. Sarah Harris, Kentucky 72-71-143 2. Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M 71-72-143 4. Lina Aguillon, Redlands CC 74-71-145 4. Katie Kirk, East Carolina 73-72-145

Virginia Results 10. Briana Mao 73-75-148 15. Lauren Coughlin 76-73-149 15. Lauren Diaz-Yi 73-76-149 15. Alex Hershberger* 77-72-149 24. Elizabeth Brightwell 76-74-150 28. Evie Dole* 80-72-152 32. Portland Rosen 79-74-153 45. Kaira Martin* 76-81-157 * Competing as a non-scoring individual


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