Oct. 5, 2012
Athens, Ga. - The 19th-ranked Virginia women's golf team is in ninth place following the opening round of the Liz Murphey Fall Preview taking place at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The Cavaliers shot 10-over 298 during Friday's play and were led by the 2-under performance of senior All-American Brittany Altomare.
Altomare placed sixth at last year's Liz Murphey Classic.
The Fall Preview is taking place at the site of the 2013 NCAA Championships. The 18-team field includes 10 teams currently ranked in the Golfstat top-25 poll.
Cavalier freshman Alex Hershberger had UVa's second best score, shooting 3-over 75. It marked the first time she has played in the Virginia lineup as a scoring player. Hershberger finished the first round in 32nd place.
Auburn, ranked No. 12 entering the event, leads the field at 1-under 287. UCLA is second at 294. The Bruins' Erynne Lee posted the best first-round score at 4-under 68.
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.
Liz Murphey Fall Preview
University of Georgia Golf Course
Par-72, 6,335 yards
First Round Results
1. Auburn 287
2. UCLA 294
3. USC 295
3. Denver 295
5. Georgia 296
5. Alabama 296
7. North Carolina 297
7. Vanderbilt 297
9. Virginia 298
10. Oklahoma 299
10. Texas A&M 299
12. Tulane 300
12. Purdue 300
14. Tennessee 302
14. Duke 302
16. South Carolina 305
16. LSU 305
18. California 306
Individual Leaders 1. Erynne Lee, UCLA 68 2. Collins Bradshaw, Georgia 69 2. Tonje Daffinrud, Denver 69 4. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 70 4. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 70 6. Hannah Collier, Alabama 71 6. Sophia Popov, USC 71 6. Paula Reto, Purdue 71 6. Diana Fernandez, Auburn 71 6. Marta Sanz, Auburn 71
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