Oct. 9, 2015
Chapel Hill, N.C. - The 12th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team is in seventh place following the first 18 holes of play at the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. Virginia shot 9-over 297 during the opening round. Seventh-ranked Duke leads the 18-team field at 3-under 285 while second-ranked Alabama is four shots behind the Blue Devils.
Virginia was led by junior Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) who shot 1-over 73 to finish the first round in 13th place. Senior Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill.) and freshman Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.) are tied for 28th place at 74. Senior Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.) and sophomore Lyberty Anderson (Chesterfield, Va.) both shot 76 and are in 47th place.
Michigan State’s Katie Sharp leads the field at 4-under 68 while Duke’s Leona Maguire is in second place after shooting 69.
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.
Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational
UNC Finley Golf Course
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Par-72, 6,379 yards
First Round Results
1. Duke 285
2. Alabama 289
3. Louisville 292
3. NC State 292
5. Michigan State 293
6. North Carolina 295
7. Virginia 297
8. Auburn 298
9. Tennessee 299
9. South Carolina 299
11. Arkansas 302
11. Oregon 302
11. LSU 302
14. Wake Forest 305
14. UNC Wilmington 305
16. Baylor 306
17. Rollins 307
18. Kentucky 308
Individual Leaders 1. Katie Sharp, Michigan State 68 2. Leona Maguire, Duke 69 3. Sandy Choi, Duke 70 3. Molly Skapik, Louisville 70
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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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