Dayton Beach, FL - Seventh-seeded Virginia upset No. 2 seed South Carolina to open the second day of competition at the National Golf Coaches Association's Match Play Championships. The Cavaliers then tied Auburn in Monday afternoon's semifinals, but lost the tiebreaker to drop into the third-place match Tuesday.
The Cavaliers downed the Gamecocks 2-1-1. Whitney Neuhauser (1 up) and Calle Nielson (2 and 1) both picked up wins for UVa while Brittany Altomare and Eleana Collins halved their matches. Meredith Swanson picked up South Carolina's only victory, downing Nicole Agnello 5 and 3.
In the afternoon, after trailing late in the match, the Cavaliers rallied to tie No. 3 seed Auburn 2-2-1. The Tigers advanced to Tuesday's championship against LSU by virtue of winning more holes (5 to 3) against the Cavaliers.
Nielson (2 up) and Agnello (1 up) provided the victories for UVa while Altomare tied the Tigers' Cydney Clanton. Neuhauser (2 and 1) and Joy Kim (3 and 1) dropped their matches.
The Cavaliers will face Florida, the winner of the medal bracket, consisting of the teams that finished ninth through 16th in Sunday's 36 holes of stroke play, for third place Tuesday.
Live scoring of the tournament is online at Golfstat.com.
Post-Signing Day Football NotebookFootball2/12/16The start of spring practice is still more than a month away for UVA football players, whose current focus is the team's winter strength and conditioning program.Rivalry Win Continues Cavaliers' AscentMen's Basketball2/10/16In defeating Virginia Tech for the 10th time in the rivals' past 12 meetings, seventh-ranked Virginia never trailed Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.Even-Keeled Cavaliers Ready for RematchMen's Basketball2/9/16At 8 p.m. Tuesday, No. 7 Virginia meets ACC rival Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena. The Hokies upset the Cavaliers last month in Blacksburg.
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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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