Cavaliers Remain Near Top of Leaderboard at West Regional


Stanford, CA - The 13th-ranked Virginia women's golf team is in fourth place entering Saturday's final round of play at the NCAA West Regional Championship at the Stanford Golf Course. The top eight teams from the tournament will advance to the NCAA Championships.

Virginia shot 21-over 305 during Friday's second round of play to complete the event's first 36 holes at 28-over 596. Arizona, ranked No. 7, leads the field at 17-over 585. Top-ranked UCLA trails its Pac-10 rival by four shots. Alabama, ranked No. 6, is one shot ahead of UVa in the standings.

Calle Nielson leads the Cavaliers through 36 holes at 1-over 143. She is tied for third place after shooting even par during the second round. Brittany Altomare carded a 4-over 75 and is seventh overall at 145. Nicole Agnello shot 79 and is 48th at 152. Joy Kim posted an 80 Friday and is 73rd at 156. Lauren Greenlief is 85th overall at 158, including an 82 during the second round.

The final two holes were especially costly to UVa's final score. The Cavaliers finished that stretch at seven-over par.

"The conditions were more windy today, the course played tougher and that was reflective in most of the team's scores today," said UVa coach Kim Lewellen. "I though the girls hit the ball well and played well, we just had a tough finish. I think they were a little tired there at the end. I feel confident they will play well in the final round."

San Jose State's Madeleine Ziegert continues to lead the field at 1-under 141. She is one stroke ahead of LSUs Megan McChrystal.

During Saturday's final round the Cavaliers will be teamed with California and LSU. Those teams will tee off starting at 9:06 a.m. PT from the 10th tee. Live scoring of the tournament is online at


NCAA West Regional Championship
Stanford Golf Course
Stanford, CA
Par-71, 6,115 yards

Second Round Results

Team Results

1. Arizona           291-294-585
 2. UCLA              292-296-588
 3. Alabama           295-300-595
 4. Virginia          291-305-596
 5. California        292-305-597
 5. LSU               302-295-597
 5. Texas             293-304-597
 8. Iowa State        302-297-599
 9. Stanford          297-304-601
 9. Texas A&M         299-302-601
 9. UNLV              295-306-601
12. San Jose State    303-299-602
13. Ohio State        296-307-603
14. Colorado State    304-302-606
15. Arkansas          308-299-607
16. UC Davis          308-307-615
16. UC Irvine         302-313-615
18. Maryland          316-306-622
19. Idaho             312-314-626
19. Portland State    309-317-626
21. San Francisco     312-325-637
21. Oral Roberts      319-318-637
23. Texas State       317-323-640
24. Pennsylvania      329-323-652
Individual Leaders
1. Madeleine Ziegert, San Jose State 67-74-141
2. Megan McChrystal, LSU             71-71-142
3. Camilla Lennarth, Alabama         73-70-143
3. Calle Nielson, Virginia           72-71-143
5. Pia Halbig, California            68-76-144
5. Nikki Koller, Arizona             71-73-144
7. Brittany Altomare, Virginia       70-75-145
7. Alejandra Guacaneme, UNLV         71-74-145
7. Stephanie Kono, UCLA              72-73-145
7. Alejandra Llaneza, Arizona        72-73-145
7. Margarita Ramos, Arizona          71-74-145
Virginia Results
 3. Calle Nielson       72-71-143
 7. Brittany Altomare   70-75-145
48. Nicole Agnello      73-79-152
73. Joy Kim             76-80-156
85. Lauren Greenlief    76-82-158