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Virginia Leads Tar Heel Invitational After First Round

Elizabeth Brightwell

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

Tar Heel Invitational
UNC Finley Golf Course
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Par-72, 6,285 yards
First Round Results

Team 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

Virginia Results 2. Brittany Altomare 69 3. Elizabeth Brightwell 70 17. Alex Hershberger 73 20. Nicole Agnello 74 53. Portland Rosen 77




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