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Virginia Golfers Finish Fourth at Murphey Collegiate

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
Athens, Ga.
University of Georgia Golf Course
Par 72, 6,335 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 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

Individual Results
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

Virginia Results
 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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