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Charlotte, NC - Sporting a four-player lineup, Virginia will enter Sunday's final round of the 19th annual ACC Women's Golf Championships in fourth place. The tournament is taking place at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte. The Cavaliers played Saturday's second round without standout sophomore Jennie Arseneault, who was forced to withdraw from her second tournament in the last month due to a sore back. She entered the event ranked 35th in the latest Golfweek standings.
The Cavaliers shot 15-over 303 during the second round for a two-day total of 600. Duke leads the tournament at 571 followed by Florida State at 592 and Wake Forest is third at 593. North Carolina is six shots behind Virginia at 606. Duke will be attempting to win its 12th consecutive title on Sunday.
Despite the loss of Arseneault, the Cavaliers have two players in the top-10 after 36 holes of play. Rachel Smith, who opened the tournament with a 4-under 68 on Friday, shot 75 during the second round and is in fourth place at 1-under 143. Leah Wigger had UVa's best second-round score, a 2-under 70, to move up to sixth overall at 2-over 146.
Whitney Neuhauser shot 78 and remained in 23rd place at 155 while Kristen Simpson carded an 80 and is 26th at 156.
Florida State's Caroline Westrup owns a two-shot lead in the competition for medalist honors. She tops the leaderboard at 8-under 136. Duke's Amanda Blumenherst is second at 138.
Pending weather conditions, tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday as Maryland, Miami and Boston College begin play. North Carolina, NC State and Virginia go off at 9:20 while Duke, Florida State and Wake Forest will begin play at 10:10. Live scoring is on the Internet at Golfstat.com.
ACC select is broadcasting on-demand video streams of the championship for the first time. Fans can watch live beginning at noon during Sunday's final round. ACC Select's exclusive coverage will include a recap of the first and second rounds of competition, live final round coverage and the awards ceremony. The event will also be available for fans to watch on an on-demand replay basis. Viewers can watch the Championship live or on-demand with an All Event Pass ($9.99 per month) or on a per-event basis ($3.99 per event).
Carmel Country Club
Par 72, 6,293 yards
Second Round Results
1. Duke 287-284-571
2. Florida State 290-302-592
3. Wake Forest 297-296-593
4. Virginia 297-303-600
5. North Carolina 300-306-606
6. NC State 306-313-619
7. Maryland 312-308-620
8. Miami 325-315-640
9. Boston College 344-330-674
1. Caroline Westrup, Florida State 66-70-136
2. Amanda Blumenherst, Duke 70-68-138
3. Jennie Lee, Duke 71-71-142
4. Anna Grzebien, Duke 72-71-143
4. Rachel Smith, Virginia 68-75-143
6. Laura Crawford, Wake Forest 73-73-146
6. Leah Wigger, Virginia 76-70-146
8. Maggie Simons, Wake Forest 72-76-148
8. Alison Whitaker, Duke 74-74-148
10. Kelly Calkin, Maryland 77-72-149
4. Rachel Smith 68-75-143
6. Leah Wigger 76-70-146
23. Whitney Neuhauser 77-78-155
26. Kristen Simpson 76-80-156
-- Jennie Arseneault 82-WD- WD