The 22nd-ranked Virginia women’s golf team plays in the 20th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship April 18-20 in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 54-hole tournament will feature 18 holes of competition per day at the par-72, 6,315-yard LPGA International (Legends Course). The Cavaliers are paired with Maryland and North Carolina during Friday’s opening round. Play begins at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
Duke has dominated the championship winning the title every year since 1996. The Blue Devils own a total of 15 ACC titles while Wake Forest has claimed three and North Carolina one.
Last season Virginia finished fifth with a score of 920 at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte. Leah Wigger led the UVa contingent with a fourth-place finish after shooting 219. Rachel Smith was one shot behind her in fifth place. Amanda Blumenherst of Duke took medalist honors at 212.
Virginia’s lineup will include Jennie Arseneault, Lene Krog, Joy Kim, Whitney Neuhauser and Calle Nielson. Krog, ranked No. 42 this week by Golfweek, leads Virginia with a 74.58 stroke average. Nielson is second on the team at 75.00 while Kim is third at 76.53. Arseneault’s average per round stands at 77.00 while Neuhauser is at 77.72.
This year’s tournament includes four teams ranked in Golfweek’s top-30. Duke is second overall while Wake Forest is 14th, Virginia is 22nd and Florida State is 28th. North Carolina is ranked 32nd.
Live scoring of the tournament will be on Golfstat.com.
ACC Select will broadcast on-demand video streams of the championship for the second straight year. Fans can watch beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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 ($4.99 per event).
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