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UVa Places 7th in Stroke Play at Match Play Championship

Daytona Beach, FL  - The No. 9 Virginia women's golf team advanced to the championship bracket at the National Golf Coaches Association's Match Play Championships after finishing seventh in the 16-team field after 36 holes of stroke play Sunday. The Cavaliers shot rounds of 16-over 304 and 9-over 297 for a two-round total of 601.

The top eight teams from stroke play will compete in the match play tournament's championship bracket starting Monday. Virginia will be paired against South Carolina in its first 18-hole match play competition. The winner will face off against the winner of the Alabama-Auburn match. Two rounds of match play are slated for Monday and the championship rounds will take place Tuesday.

The other teams finishing in the top eight of stroke play and advancing to the championships bracket are Florida (585), South Carolina (586), Auburn (590), LSU (590), Georgia (592), Alabama (600) and UT Chattanooga (602).

Virginia was led in stroke play by freshman Brittany Altomare, who shot rounds of 76 and 73 for a 36-hole total of 147 in her collegiate debut. She completed stroke play in 18th place. Fellow first year Nicole Agnello tied teammate Whitney Neuhauser for 23rd overall at 150. Agnello shot 74 and 76 and Neuhauser carded rounds of 78 and 72. Calle Nielson was 46th at 154 (78-76) and Joy Kim was 73rd at 163 (78-85).

Live scoring of the tournament is online at

NGCA Match Play Championship

LPGA International (Legends Course)

Daytona Beach, FL

Par-72, 6,280 yards

Stroke Play Results

Team Results

 1. Florida          293-292-585

 2. South Carolina   292-294-586

 3. Auburn           294-296-590

 3. LSU              299-291-590

 5. Georgia          295-297-592

 6. Alabama          302-298-600

 7. Virginia         304-297-601

 8. UT Chattanooga   302-300-602

 9. Kent State       303-300-603

10. Duke             303-303-606

11. TCU              304-303-607

11. North Carolina   305-302-607

13. Georgia State    315-295-610

14. Mississippi      300-323-623

15. Colorado         315-309-624

16. UCF              325-310-635

Individual Leaders

1. Cydney Clanton, Auburn               73-69-142

2. Rachel Raastad, TCU                  71-72-143

3. Katie Burnett, South Carolina        69-75-144

3. Jaqueline Hedwall, LSU               71-73-144

3. Catherine O'Donnell, North Carolina  72-72-144

3. Milena Savich, Georgia               71-73-144

3. Amanda Strang, South Carolina        72-72-144

8. Sarah Bradley, Kent State            75-70-145

8. Corrine Carr, South Carolina         72-73-145

8. Lindy Duncan, Duke                   73-72-145

8. Camilla Lennarth, Alabama            76-69-145

Virginia Results

18. Brittany Altomare  76-73-147

23. Nicole Agnello     74-76-150

23. Whitney Neuhauser  78-72-150

46. Calle Nielson      78-76-154

73. Joy Kim            78-85-163




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