Greensboro, NC The third-ranked Virginia women’s golf team is in 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. 11 Wake Forest by nine shots. No. 10 North Carolina is third at 300, No. 35 NC State is fourth at 302 and No. 12 Duke is fifth at 309. The Blue Devils have won 13 consecutive ACC titles.
Virginia was led by Calle Nielson, who is in second place after shooting 2-under 69. Lene Krog and Kristen Simpson are tied for ninth at 74 and Jennie Arseneault and Whitney Neuhauser are 20th at 78. Nielson’s round included three birdies and an eagle along with three bogeys.
Nielson trails Wake Forest’s Natalie Sheary by three shots. Sheary’s 5-under 66 set a new women’s course record.
The tournament continues at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
ACC Select will broadcast a free webcast of the championship with coverage of the No. 17 and No. 18 holes. The broadcast is slated to begin at approximately 1 p.m. during Saturday and Sunday’s rounds.
Sedgefield Country Club
Par-71, 6,355 yards
First Round Results
1. Wake Forest (11) 286
2. Virginia (3) 295
3. North Carolina (10) 300
4. NC State (35) 302
5. Duke (12) 309
6. Maryland 317
6. Florida State 317
8. Boston College 334
9. Miami 339
Number in parenthesis is Golfstat ranking
1. Natalie Sheary, Wake Forest 66
2. Calle Nielson, Virginia 69
3. Nannette Hill, Wake Forest 70
4. Jennie Lee, Duke 72
5. Amanda Blumenherst, Duke 73
5. Jean Chua, Wake Forest 73
5. Sydney Crane, North Carolina 73
5. Allie White, North Carolina 73
9. Lauren Doughtie, NC State 74
9. Jessica Hollandsworth, Maryland 74
9. Lene Krog, Virginia 74
9. Kristen Simpson, Virginia 74
2. Calle Nielson 69
9. Lene Krog 74
9. Kristen Simpson 74
20. Jennie Arseneault 78
20. Whitney Neuhauser 78
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