Greensboro, NC -
The sixth-ranked Virginia women's golf team is tied with No. 29 Florida State for second place after the opening round of the ACC Championships taking place at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Virginia shot 11-over 295 on the par-71 course and trails No. 23 North Carolina by six shots.
The Cavaliers are in a pack of five teams separated by just three strokes. No. 16 Wake Forest is in fourth place at 296, No. 5 Duke is fifth at 297 and Maryland is sixth at 298.
Virginia was led by the top-10 finishes of sophomores Nicole Agnello and Brittany Altomare. Agnello shot 1-over 72 and is in sixth place while Altomare shot 73 and is tied for seventh place.
Senior Calle Nielson posted a score of 3-over 74 to stand 12th while freshman Portland Rosen carded a 5-over 76 in her first ACC Tournament and is in 21st place. Junior Eleana Collins also made her ACC debut, shooting 7-over 78 to finish the opening round in 32nd place.
North Carolina grabbed the early lead behind the play of Allie White's 5-under 66. She owns a four-shot lead over Wake Forest's Cheyenne Woods in stroke play.
The second round of the tournament is schedule to start Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Rain and thurnderstorms are expected in the Greensboro area during the morning and afternoon.
Live scoring of the tournament is online at Golfstat.com. Live webstreaming of the second and third rounds will be available for free on the ACC.com. The broadcast is schedule to begin Saturday at 1:30 p.m. until the conclusion of play and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until the conclusion of play.
Sedgefield Country Club
Par-71, 6,185 yards
First Round Results
1. North Carolina 289
2. Virginia 295
2. Florida State 295
4. Wake Forest 296
5. Duke 297
6. Maryland 298
7. Miami 302
8. NC State 311
9. Boston College 314
1. Allie White, North Carolina 66
2. Cheyenne Woods, Wake Forest 70
3. Katherine Perry, North Carolina 71
3. Jessie Hollandsworth, Maryland 71
3. Natalie Sheary, Wake Forest 71
6. Nicole Agnello, Virginia 72
7. Christina Hirano, Miami 73
7. Jessica Negron, Florida State 73
7. Macarena Silva, Florida State 73
7. Lindy Duncan, Duke 73
7. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 73
6. Nicole Agnello 72
7. Brittany Altomare 73
12. Calle Nielson 74
21. Portland Rosen 76
32. Eleana Collins 78