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UVA Opens Battle at the Beach in Sixth Place

Beth Lillie became the first freshman in UVA history to finish first at a multi-team tournament.

Nov. 3, 2017

San Lucas, Mexico - The No. 21 Virginia women’s golf team shot 6-over 290 and is tied for sixth place after the opening round of play at the Battle at the Beach at Club Campestre San Jose Golf Club in San Lucas, Mexico. Oklahoma leads the 14-team field after the opening 18 holes of play at 3-under 281.

UVA freshman Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.) posted the team’s low round, shooting even par 71. She finished the first day in 17th place. Junior Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) and sophomore Julia Ford (Shrewsbury, Mass.) are tied for 20th place at 1-over 72. Juniors Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.) and Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas) are tied for 42nd after shooting 4-over 75. Sophomore Jue Hee Bae (Chantilly, Va.), who is competing as a non-scoring individual, is in 70th place at 79.

Houston’s Leonie Harm and Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho share the opening round lead at 4-under 67.

Virginia will be paired with Auburn, Wake Forest and Baylor for Saturday’s second round. Those teams start at 10:30 a.m. ET from holes five through nine using a shotgun start.

Battle at the Beach
Club Campestre San Jose Golf Club
San Lucas, Mexico
Par 71, 6,360 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
1. Oklahoma 281 2. UCLA 282 3. Houston 283 4. Texas 286 5. Auburn 288 6. Baylor 290 6. Wake Forest 290 6. Virginia 290 9. North Carolina 294 10. TCU 296 10. Mississippi State 296 12. Vanderbilt 299 13. Ohio State 301 14. Tulane 302

Individual Leaders 1. Leonie Harm, Houston 67 1. Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest 67 3. Bryana Nguyen, North Carolina 68 3. Diane Baillieux, Baylor 68

Virginia Results 17. Beth Lillie 71 20. Anna Redding 72 20. Julia Ford 72 42. Morgan Gonzales 75 42. Katharine Patrick 75 70. Ju Hee Bae * 79 * Competing as an individual




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