UVa Golfers Slide to 11th-Place Finish at Cougar Classic

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Brittany Altomare
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
Brittany Altomare
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

Sept. 11, 2012

Hanahan, S.C. - The 12th-ranked Virginia women's golf team had its worst round of the three-day Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. and dropped back to finish 11th in the 24-team event. Virginia shot 16-over 304 Tuesday after entering the final round at even par after the first 36 holes. The Cavaliers finished at 880. Florida won the event at 12-under 852, six shots ahead of Duke.

Virginia senior All-American Brittany Altomare led the Cavaliers with a 30th-place finish. She had rounds of 73, 72 and 74 to complete play at 3-over 219. Elizabeth Brightwell and Portland Rosen were one shot behind her in 36th position. Brightwell carded rounds of 73, 70 and 77 while Rosen shot 69, 74 and 77.

Briana Mao placed 54th at 223 (71-76-76) and Melissa Edmonson was 63rd at 225 (74-74-77).

Florida's Camilla Hedberg took medalist honors at 13-under 203.

The Cavaliers are off this weekend before returning to action Sept. 21-23 at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn., the site of last year's NCAA Championships.

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

Team Results
 1. Florida              286-279-287-852
 2. Duke                 286-291-281-858
 3. USC                  285-283-295-863
 4. Vanderbilt           289-285-290-864
 5. Georgia              287-290-290-867
 6. Auburn               288-288-294-870
 7. NC State             290-291-290-871
 8. Alabama              289-294-294-877
 9. North Carolina       299-287-292-878
 9. Tennessee            296-288-294-878
11. Virginia             286-290-304-880
12. Wisconsin            292-305-285-882
13. Penn State           293-296-296-885
14. Mississippi          299-293-300-892
14. UCF                  294-294-304-892
16. South Carolina       306-299-294-899
17. Wake Forest          297-301-302-900
18. LSU                  303-292-307-902
19. Col. of Charleston   300-296-310-906
19. Miami                300-301-305-906
21. Maryland             309-295-308-912
22. UNCG                 300-301-312-913
23. Furman               307-300-312-919
24. Charleston Southern  299-313-322-934

Individual Leaders 1. Camilla Hedberg, Florida 69-66-68-203 2. Lindy Duncan, Duke 69-70-68-207 3. Erica Popson, Tennessee 73-70-68-211 3. Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt 70-71-70-211 5. Isabelle Lendle, Florida 67-70-75-212

Virginia Results 30. Brittany Altomare 73-72-74-219 36. Elizabeth Brighwell 73-70-77-220 36. Portland Rosen 69-74-77-220 54. Briana Mao 71-76-76-223 63. Melissa Edmonson 74-74-77-225