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UVa Golfers Finish Eighth at Rain-Shorten Liz Murphey Classic


Athens, GA After having play canceled for the first two rounds due to rain, the No. 3 Virginia women’s golf team finished eighth at Georgia’s Liz Murphey Classic Sunday in Athens, Ga. The 18-hole tournament was won by No. 7 Auburn at 11-over 299. The Cavaliers shot 306 in the wet conditions.

Virginia was led by the fifth-place finishes of Calle Nielson and Jennie Arseneault. The two UVa competitors finished at 2-over 74. It was Nielson’s third straight top-five outing this spring and the seventh top-10 result in her career. Arseneault’s finish tied as the best during her career and marked the ninth time she has produced a top-10 showing.

Lene Krog was 30th for the Cavaliers at 77 while Whitney Neuhauser shot 81 to finish 67th and Kristen Simpson carded an 82 to place 75th. Joy Kim, playing as a non-scoring individual, was 88th at 85.

Alabama’s Kathleen Ekey finished first at 3-under 69.

The Cavaliers play their final regular-season tournament next weekend in Greensboro at the Bryan National Collegiate that runs April 3-5.

Liz Murphey Golf Classic
University of Georgia Golf Course
Athens, GA
Par-72, 6,335 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. Auburn             299
 2. Kent State         302
 2. Alabama            302
 4. North Carolina     304
 4. Ohio State         304
 6. LSU                305
 6. Georgia            305
 8. Virginia           306
 9. Kentucky           308
 9. Mississippi        308
 9. Oklahoma State     308
12. Wake Forest        309
12. Florida State      309
14. Arkansas           310
15. Michigan State     318
15. Coastal Carolina   318
17. Mississippi State  321
18. Kansas             327

Individual Leaders
1. Kathleen Ekey, Alabama               69
2. Kirby Dreher, Kent State             70
3. Candace Schepperle, Auburn           72
3. In-Hong Lim, Ohio State              74
5. Natalie Sheary, Wake Forest          74
5. Macarena Silva, Florida State        74
5. Calle Nielson, Virginia              74
5. Patricaia Sanz, Auburn               74
5. Cydney Clanton, Auburn               74
5. Jennie Arseneault, Virginia          74
5. Kate Thomas, North Carolina          74
5. Catherine O’Donnell, North Carolina  74

Virginia Results
 5. Calle Nielson      74
 5. Jennie Arseneault  74
30. Lene Krog          77
67. Whitney Neuhauser  81
75. Kristen Simpson    82
88. Joy Kim*           85
* Non-scoring individual




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