Oct. 14, 2012
Chapel Hill, N.C. - The 24th-ranked Virginia women's golf team wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule with a fifth-place finish at the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. Virginia shot 5-over 293 during Sunday's final round for a three-day score of 24-over 888. North Carolina won the tournament at 8-over 872.
The 18-team field included eight teams currently ranked in the top 25 of the Golfstat poll.
Senior All-American Brittany Altomare led UVa with a third-place finish. It was her third consecutive top-six finish at a tournament and marked the 16th time she has placed in the top 10 during her career. Altomare shot 2-under 70 Sunday for a 54-hole total of 2-under 214.
Altomare was UVa's top finisher in all four fall tournaments.
Elizabeth Brightwell was 25th at 223 including a 3-over 75 Sunday. Portland Rosen finished with a 73 to move up to 30th place at 224. Nicole Agnello, playing in her first tournament since last March due to a wrist injury, was 55th at 231. She posted a final round score of 75. Freshman Alex Hershberger was 63rd at 233. She shot 77 during the final round.
Florida's Isabelle Lendl took first-place honors at 6-under 210.
Tar Heel Invitational
UNC Finley Golf Course
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Par-72, 6,285 yards
1. North Carolina 288-293-291-872
2. Mississippi 299-297-289-885
2. Baylor 288-303-294-885
4. Duke 296-301-290-887
5. Virginia 286-309-293-888
5. Arkansas 301-297-290-888
7. NC State 300-295-294-889
8. LSU 294-302-297-893
9. Florida 301-292-302-895
10. Michigan State 302-298-300-900
11. Louisville 304-297-301-902
12. South Carolina 298-301-311-910
12. Kentucky 305-305-300-910
14. Auburn 311-308-302-921
15. UCF 307-314-303-924
16. Wake Forest 304-310-312-926
17. Colorado 311-312-307-930
18. Michigan 319-304-324-947
Individual Leaders 1. Isabelle Lendl, Florida 70-71-69-210 2. Hayley Davis, Baylor 67-73-73-213 3. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 69-75-70-214 4. Haley Sanders, Mississippi 75-69-71-215 4. Lauren Taylor, Baylor 72-73-70-215 6. Maia Schechter, North Carolina 72-71-74-217
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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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