Mao Leads UVa Golfers to Fast Start at Mason Rudolph

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Briana Mao
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Sept. 21, 2012

Franklin, Tenn. - The 17th-ranked Virginia women's golf team is in fourth place following Friday's first round of play at the Mason Rudolph Championship taking place at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. The Cavalier shot 12-over 300 and trail first place Texas by six shots.

Sophomore Briana Mao shares the tournament lead after shooting 1-under 71. Mao had five birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey during her round. Mao's round equaled her best 18-hole score as a collegiate player. Tied with her for first place are Wake Forest's Olafia Kristinsdottir and Michigan State's Caroline Powers.

UVa's Portland Rosen is in 14th place after shooting 74, Brittany Altomare is 37th at 77, Elizabeth Brightwell is 48th at 78 and Kaira Martin is 54th at 79. Alex Hershberger, playing as a non-scoring individual, is in 72nd place after shooting 82 in her collegiate debut.

The second round of the tournament is set for Saturday and the final round will be played Sunday. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.

Mason Rudolph Championship
Vanderbilt Legends Club
Franklin, Tenn.
Par-72, 6,312 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Texas           294
 2. Arizona         298
 3. Kentucky        299
 4. Virginia        300
 5. Georgia         301
 6. Texas A&M       302
 6. Michigan State  302
 6. Stanford        302
 9. Wake Forest     303
10. Vanderbilt      304
11. Oregon          305
12. Tulane          309
13. North Carolina  310
14. Chattanooga     311
15. Memphis         321

Individual Leaders 1. Olafia Kristinsdottir, Wake Forest 71 1. Briana Mao, Virginia 71 1. Caroline Powers, Michigan State 71 4. Ashleigh Albrecht, Kentucky 72 4. Emilie Burger, Georgia 72 4. Lauren Kim, Stanford 72 4. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia 72

Virginia Results 1. Briana Mao 71 14. Portland Rosen 74 37. Brittany Altomare 77 48 Elizabeth Brightwell 78 54. Kaira Martin 79 72. Alex Hershberger* 82 * Competing as a non-scoring individual