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Nielson Leads UVa During First Round at Bryan National Collegiate

Browns Summit, NC - The seventh-ranked Virginia women's golf team is in fourth place following Friday's opening round of play at the Bryan National Collegiate at Bryan Park's Champions Course in Browns Summit, N.C. The Cavaliers shot 8-over 296 and trail tournament-leading No. 16 Tennessee by eight shots. Wake Forest is second at 294 and North Carolina is third at 295.

Calle Nielson led the Cavaliers with an even par 72. She is tied for fourth place overall. Portland Rosen posted a 1-over 73 and is in 10th place. Brittany Altomare shot 74 and is 15th. Joy Kim carded a 77 to place 42nd and Nicole Agnello shot 78 and is in 51st place. Elizabeth Brightwell, playing as a non-scoring individual, is in 65th place after shooting 80.

Tennessee's Erica Popson and Wake Forest's Michelle Shin lead the field at 2-under 70. Only three competitors in the 90-player field managed to break par during the opening round.

The Cavaliers will start their second round Saturday at 8:30 a.m. UVa will be paired with Duke and Vanderbilt during the second round. Live scoring from the tournament is online at

Bryan National Collegiate
Bryan Park Champions Course
Browns Summit, NC
Par 72, 6,386 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Tennessee          288
 2. Wake Forest        294
 3. North Carolina     295
 4. Virginia           296
 5. Vanderbilt         299
 6. Duke               301
 7. Louisville         303
 8. Washington         304
 9. South Carolina     305
 9. Michigan State     305
11. Ohio State         306
12. Northwestern       307
13. Florida State      308
14. UNC Greensboro     311
14. NC State           311
14. UNC Wilmington     311
17. Col. of Charleston 321

Individual Leaders
1. Erica Popson, Tennessee     70
1. Michelle Shin, Wake Forest  70
3. Laura Anderson, Louisville  71
4. Laetitia Beck, Duke         72
4. Megan Grehan, Vanderbilt    72
4. Nathalie Mansson, Tennessee 72
4. Calle Nielson, Virginia     72
4. Kaitlyn Rohrback, Tennessee 72
4. Natalie Sheary, Wake Forest 72

Virginia Results
 4. Calle Nielson         72
10. Portland Rosen        73
15. Brittany Altomare     74
42. Joy Kim               77
51. Nicole Agnello        78
65. Elizabeth Brightwell* 80
* Playing as a non-scoring 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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