Oct. 12, 2012
Chapel Hill, N.C. - The 24th-ranked Virginia women's golf team is first place following the first 18 holes of play at the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. Virginia shot 2-under 286 to finish Friday's play two strokes ahead of North Carolina and Baylor.
Virginia was led by senior All-American Brittany Altomare, who is in second place at 3-under 69. Altomare trails only North Carolina's Hayley Davis, who shot 5-under 67 on her home course.
Right behind Altomare is Elizabeth Brightwell in third place. She shot 2-under 70 to match the low round in her career. Freshman Alex Hershberger is 17th after posting an opening score of 1-over 73. Nicole Agnello, who is back in the lineup for the first time since last March due to a wrist injury, is 20th at 74. Portland Rosen rounds out the UVa scoring in 53rd place at 77.
The second round of the tournament is set for Saturday and the final round will be played Sunday. UVa will start its second round at 10:30 a.m. while paired with Baylor and North Carolina. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
Tar Heel Invitational
UNC Finley Golf Course
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Par-72, 6,285 yards
First Round Results
1. Virginia 286
2. North Carolina 288
2. Baylor 288
4. LSU 294
5. Duke 296
6. South Carolina 298
7. Mississippi 299
8. NC State 300
9. Arkansas 301
9. Florida 301
11. Michigan State 302
12. Wake Forest 304
12. Louisville 304
14. Kentucky 305
15. UCF 307
16. Colorado 311
16. Auburn 311
18. Michigan 319
Individual Leaders 1. Hayley Davis, Baylor 67 2. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 69 3. Jackie Chang, North Carolina 70 3. Laetitia Beck, Duke 70 3. Isabelle Lendl, Florida 70 3. Elizabeth Brightwell, Virginia 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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