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UVa Women's Golfers Finish Sixth at LSU Classic


Baton Rouge, LA - The 29th-ranked Virginia women's golf team suffered through its worst round of the weekend on Sunday and dropped back to a sixth-place finish at the LSU Golf Classic. After shooting 304 during the opening two rounds, the Cavaliers posted a final round tally of 317 for a 54-hole total of 925. Tennessee won the event at 880 while LSU was second at 882.

Briana Mao and Elizabeth Brightwell both shot 79 during the final round to lead UVa with 36th-place finishes. Both players completed play at 16-over 232. Brittany Altomare shot 80 during the final round and tied with teammate Lauren Greenlief for 44th place at 234. Greenlief shot 85 during the final round. Nicole Agnello was 53rd overall at 238, including a 79 Sunday. Kaira Martin, playing as a non-scoring individual, was also 53rd, including an 80 during the final round.

North Carolina's Catherine O'Donnell and Tennessee's Erica Popson shared medalist honors at 2-under 214.

The Cavaliers return to play March 30 at the Liz Murphey Classic in Athens, Ga.

LSU Golf Classic
The University Club
Baton Rouge, LA
Par 72, 6,305 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. Tennessee          298-289-293-880
 2. LSU                295-292-295-882
 3. North Carolina     301-300-288-889
 4. Vanderbilt         302-299-307-908
 5. NC State           308-318-293-919
 6. Virginia           304-304-317-925
 7. Kentucky           311-303-312-926
 8. Purdue             311-312-304-927
 9. Louisville         314-308-308-930
10. Notre Dame         318-310-306-934
11. UNC Wilmington     315-311-309-935
12. TCU                306-314-317-937
13. Col. of Charleston 322-307-313-942
14. Louisiana Monroe   317-313-318-948

Individual Leaders
1. Catherine O'Donnell, North Carolina 72-71-71-214
1. Erica Popson, Tennessee             75-70-69-214
3. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU              71-71-74-216
4. Austin Ernst, LSU                   73-73-72-218
5. Marina Alex, Vanderbilt             70-70-75-220
5. Augusta James, NC State             73-77-70-220

Virginia Results
36. Briana Mao           77-76-79-232
36. Elizabeth Brightwell 76-77-79-232
44. Brittany Altomare    80-74-80-234
44. Lauren Greenlief     72-77-85-234
53. Nicole Agnello       79-80-79-238
53. Kaira Martin*        76-82-80-238
* Competing as an individual




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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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