UVa Golfers Off to Fast Start at UNC

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Kristen Simpson during the final round of play at the Virginia State Amateur.
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Kristen Simpson during the final round of play at the Virginia State Amateur.
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Oct. 6, 2006

  • Complete Golfstat Results
    Chapel Hill, NC - Battling through rainy, wet conditions, the ninth-ranked Virginia women's golf team is tied for third place after the opening round of North Carolina's Lady Tar Heel Invitational taking place at the Finley Golf Course. The Cavaliers shot 15-over 303 and are tied with defending NCAA Champion Duke on the leaderboard. Vanderbilt leads the 17-team field at 301 while Tennessee is second at 302.

    Jennie Arseneault and Kristen Simpson led Virginia during the first round with 3-over 75s. Whitney Neuhauser, playing in her first collegiate event, shot 76 to stand 21st. Leah Wigger carded a 77 and is 34th while Rachel Smith shot 79 and is 47th.

    Duke's Jennie Lee is in first place overall. She was the only player to shoot even par 72. The tournament's start was delayed until late morning due to lightning in the area. The second round will take place Saturday and the final round is set for Sunday. Live scoring is on the Internet at Golfstat.com.

    Lady Tar Heel Invitational
    Finley Golf Course
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Par-72, 6,285 yards
    First Round Results

    Team Results
     1. Vanderbilt          301
     2. Tennessee           302
     3. Duke                303
     3. Virginia            303
     5. North Carolina      304
     6. NC State            306
     6. Texas A&M           306
     8. Col. of Charleston  308
     9. South Carolina      309
    10. Ohio State          310
    10. Florida State       310
    12. Auburn              313
    13. Tulsa               315
    13. Wake Forest         315
    15. Oklahoma State      317
    16. LSU                 319
    17. Texas               324
    

    Individual Leaders 1. Jennie Lee, Duke 72 2. Ashley Knoll, Texas A&M 73 2. Marci Turner, Tennessee 73 2. Caroline Westrup, Florida State 73 5. Chris Brady, Vanderbilt 74 5. Jaclyn Burch, Florida State 74 5. Stephanie Derry, NC State 74 5. Mandy Goins, Wake Forest 74 5. Lauren Hunt, North Carolina 74 5. Angela Oh, Tennessee 74

    Virginia Results 11. Jennie Arseneault 75 11. Kristen Simpson 75 21. Whitney Neuhauser 76 34. Leah Wigger 77 47. Rachel Smith 79