Charlottesville, VA - The Virginia women's golf team opens the spring portion of its schedule this weekend at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The 15-team field will compete Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4. The tournament is named for recording artist Darius Rucker, who will perform a concert for the participants Thursday evening.
The field for the tournament includes South Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Coastal Carolina, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, USC Beaufort, TCU, Arkansas, Central Florida, Alabama and Texas. Teams will tee off starting at 8:30 a.m. from the first and 10th tees Friday and Saturday and with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sunday.
The Cavaliers will be paired up with Georgia and Vanderbilt during the first round and start play from the 10th tee at 9:33 a.m.
Virginia's lineup will include freshman Briana Mao, sophomore Elizabeth Brightwell, juniors Brittany Altomare and Nicole Agnello and senior Lauren Greenlief.
Altomare led the Cavaliers in the fall with a 72.75 stroke average while Agnello was second at 75.58.
The Darius Rucker Intercollegiate is the first of two spring break tournaments for Virginia. The Cavaliers play March 9-11 at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge.
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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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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