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Cavaliers Open Play at Tar Heel Invitational in Seventh Place

Lauren Diaz-Yi

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

Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational
UNC Finley Golf Course
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Par-72, 6,379 yards
First Round Results

Team 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

Virginia Results 13. Lauren Diaz-Yi 73 28. Elizabeth Szokol 74 28. Morgan Gonzales 74 47. Lauren Coughlin 76 47. Lyberty Anderson 76




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