Sept. 23, 2012
Franklin, Tenn. - The 17th-ranked Virginia women's golf team used a solid final-round showing to move up to a second-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. The Cavaliers shot 9-over 297 Sunday to complete play at 28-over 892. Arizona took top honors at 889.
The Cavaliers were led by the sixth-place finishes of senior Brittany Altomare and junior Elizabeth Brightwell. Both players finished the 54-holes of play at 6-over 222. Altomare shot 75 during the final round while Brightwell was one of three Cavaliers to shoot 2-over 74.
Altomare's finish marked the 13th time in her career she has placed in the top-10. It was the best showing in Brightwell's career. Her previous best finish was a 12th-place effort at the 2012 ACC Championships.
Junior Portland Rosen and sophomore Briana Mao tied for 17th at 10-over 226. They each shot 74 during the final round. Kaira Martin rounded out the UVa scoring with a 45th-place finish at 233. It was her best career finish in four tournament appearances.
Freshman Alexandra Hershberger, competing as a non-scoring individual, was 60th at 238. She shot 76 Sunday.
Georgia's Emilie Burger took medalist honors at even par 216.
Mason Rudolph Championship
Vanderbilt Legends Club
Par-72, 6,312 yards
1. Arizona 298-286-305-889
2. Virginia 300-295-297-892
3. Michigan State 302-294-301-897
4. Texas 294-295-309-898
5. Vanderbilt 304-299-297-900
6. Texas A&M 302-293-316-911
6. Wake Forest 303-302-306-911
8. Kentucky 299-305-308-912
9. Georgia 301-306-309-916
10. North Carolina 310-306-301-917
11. Stanford 302-310-307-919
12. Oregon 305-305-312-922
13. Tulane 309-311-307-927
14. Chattanooga 311-317-310-938
15. Memphis 321-327-335-983
Individual Leaders 1. Emilie Burger, Georgia 72-72-72-216 2. Caroline Powers, Michigan State 71-75-73-219 2. Kendall Prince, Arizona 73-70-76-219 4. Olafia Kristinsdottir, Wake Forest 71-75-75-221 4. Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt 75-73-73-221
6. Brittany Altomare 77-70-75-222
6 Elizabeth Brightwell 78-70-74-222
17. Portland Rosen 74-78-74-226
17. Briana Mao 71-81-74-226
45. Kaira Martin 79-77-77-233
60. Alexandra Hershberger*82-80-76-238
* Competing as a non-scoring individual
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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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