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UVa Golfers Finish 1st Round of LSU Classic in 2nd Place

Baton Rouge, LA The No. 4 Virginia women’s golf team got out of the gate quickly in its first spring tournament, finishing the first day of play at the LSU Golf Classic in second place. The Cavaliers shot 3-under 285 to complete the first 18 holes just one shot behind No. 7 Wake Forest. LSU is tied with North Carolina for third place at 287. Virginia’s team score was just one shot short of equaling the school low single-round record.

Virginia sophomore Calle Nielson tied the Virginia single-round individual record with a 5-under 67 to lead the field after the opening round. Nielson had five birdies during her bogey-free round. Her previous best single-round score was a 4-under 68 she shot in her last competition at the NGCA Match Play Championships in UVa’s final event of the fall.

Nielson’s score equaled the 67 recorded by Leah Wigger at the 2005 NCAA East Regional at Florida. Wigger takes a one-shot lead into Saturday’s second round. LSU’s Jaqueline Hedwall and North Carolina’s Allie White trail her by one stroke.

Joining Nielson near the top of the leaderboard is UVa’s Jennie Arseneault, who shot 1-under 71 to be in a four-way tie for 10th place. Lene Krog posted a 1-over 73 to finish 30th, Whitney Neuhauser shot 74 and is in 39th place while Joy Kim finished 70th with a 77. Kristen Simpson, playing as a non-scoring individual, also shot 77.

Due to weather in the area, a shotgun start was used for Friday’s first round. The second round is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and the final round takes place Sunday. Live scoring is online at

LSU Golf Classic
University Club
Baton Rouge, LA
Par-72, 6,424 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Wake Forest          284
 2. Virginia             285
 3. LSU                  287
 3. North Carolina       287
 5. Tulane               289
 6. TCU                  290
 6. UNC Wilmington       290
 8. South Carolina       292
 9. Furman               293
 9. Kentucky             293
11. Colorado             296
11. Louisville           296
11. Notre Dame           296
14. Arkansas             298
15. Col. Of Charleston   300
15. Mississippi          300
17. NC State             304
18. Mississippi State    308

Individual Leaders
 1. Calle Nielson, Virginia          67
 2. Jaqueline Hedwall, LSU           68
 2. Allie White, North Carolina      68
 4. Natalie Sheary, Wake Forest      69
 5. Daniela Holmqvist, Tulane        70
 5. Blair Lamb, Furman               70
 5. Ashlee Rose, Kentucky            70
 5. Ashley Tait, UNC Wilmington      70
 5. Benedicte Toumpsin, S. Carolina  70
10. Jennie Arseneault, Virginia      71
10. Jean Chua, Wake Forest           71
10. Sofia Hagsund, UNC Wilmington    71
10. Lauren Hunt, North Carolina      71
10. Cindy LaCrosse, Louisville       71
10. Ashley McKenney, Tulane          71

Virginia Results
 1. Calle Nielson      67
10. Jennie Arseneault  71
30. Lene Krog          73
39. Whitney Neuhauser  74
70. Joy Kim            77
70. Kristen Simpson*   77
* Non-scoring individual




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