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 Golfstat.com.
NGCA Match Play Championship
LPGA International (Legends Course)
Daytona Beach, FL
Par-72, 6,280 yards
Stroke Play 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
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
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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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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