Athens, GA - The Virginia women's golf team moved up one spot to finish fourth at the 40th annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic held in Athens, Ga. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 289 during Sunday's final around for a 54-hole total of 9-over 873. Second-ranked Alabama won the 18-team tournament at 10-under 854. No. 9 Georgia was second at 866 and No. 17 Florida was third at 867.
The Cavaliers, ranked No. 30 in the current Golfstat rankings, finished above five other teams currently ranked higher than them in the standings.
Junior Brittany Altomare led Virginia by tying for sixth place at 3-under 213. She shot even par 72 during the final round. It was the 12th top-10 finish during her career and the fourth this season. Her performance also marked the sixth time in seven outings this year she has led the team in scoring.
Freshman Briana Mao was UVa's next highest finisher, also shooting 72 during the final round to place 18th at 2-over 218. That bettered her previous best tournament score this season by 12 strokes.
Elizabeth Brightwell also carded a 72 Sunday and was 23rd at 5-over 221. Her finish was the best of her career. Portland Rosen placed 33rd at 223 and Lauren Greenlief was 66th at 231.
Alabama's Jennifer Kirby took medalist honors by a stroke at 7-under 209.
The Cavaliers travel to Greensboro, N.C. next weekend to compete in the Bryan National Collegiate April 6-8 in their final regular season tournament of the season.
Liz Murphey Collegiate
University of Georgia Golf Course
Par 72, 6,335 yards
1. Alabama 278-287-289-854
2. Georgia 284-289-293-866
3. Florida 286-298-283-867
4. Virginia 287-297-289-873
5. South Carolina 285-292-298-875
6. Purdue 293-289-296-878
7. Auburn 297-292-290-879
8. Michigan State 296-291-294-881
9. Arkansas 305-291-290-886
10. Notre Dame 301-292-299-892
11. Oklahoma 296-304-295-895
12. Wake Forest 302-297-297-896
13. Florida Stat 296-304-297-897
14. Kent State 293-306-302-901
15. Denver 303-305-299-907
16. Augusta State 311-308-303-922
17. Missouri 305-310-310-925
18. Georgia (B) 308-316-311-935
1. Jennifer Kirby, Alabama 66-72-71-209
2. Laura Gonzalez, Purdue 70-69-71-210
3. Emily Tubert, Arkansas 72-70-69-211
3. Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia 70-69-72-211
5. Katie Burnett, South Carolina 70-70-72-212
6. Brooke Pancake, Alabama 68-72-73-213
6. Evan Jensen, Florida 71-70-72-213
6. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 70-71-72-213
6. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 71-71-71-213
6. Brittany Altomare 70-71-72-213
18. Briana Mao 72-74-72-218
23. Elizabeth Brightwell 73-76-72-221
33. Portland Rosen 74-76-73-223
66. Lauren Greenlief 72-81-78-231
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