Daytona Beach, FL - The Virginia women's golf team defeated Florida 4-1 to claim third place at the National Golf Coaches Association's Match Play Championships held in Daytona Beach. The Cavaliers went undefeated during their three match play events, but did not qualify for the championship final after losing a tiebreaker with Auburn in their semifinal event that ended in a draw.
Tuesday Calle Nielson led the Cavaliers with a 7 and 6 win against the Gators' Amelia Lewis. Whitney Neuhauser downed Marika Lendl 2 and 1, Nicole Agnello dropped Andrea Watts 1 up and Eleana Collins defeated Mia Piccio 2 up to round out the Virginia victories. Florida's lone point came when Evan Jensen defeated UVa's Brittany Altomare 4 and 3.
Nielson won all three of her match play showdowns while Neuhauser and Agnello picked up victories in two of three events.
LSU defeated Auburn 3-1-1 in the championship final.
Virginia resumes its fall schedule Sept. 25-27 when it competes at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn.
Virginia's NGCA Match Play Results
UVa 4, Florida 1
1. Evan Jensen (UF) d. Brittany Altomare (UVa) - 4 and 3
2. Whitney Neuhauser (UVa) d. Marika Lendl (UF) - 2 and 1
3. Calle Nielson (UVa) d. Amelia Lewis (UF) - 7 and 6
4. Nicole Agnello (UVa) d. Andrea Watts (UF) - 1 up
5. Eleana Collins (UVa) d. Mia Piccio (UF) - 2 up
Virginia 2, Auburn 2, 1 Halved (Auburn advances based on total holes won)
1. Brittany Altomare (UVa) vs. Cydney Clanton (UA) - Match Halved
2. Candace Schepperle (UA) d. Whitney Neuhauser (UVa) - 2 and 1
3. Nicole Agnello (UVa) d. Patricia Sanz (UA) - 1 up
4. Calle Nielson (UVa) d. Carlie Yadloczky (UA) - 2 up
5. Haley Wilson (UA) d. Joy Kim (UVa) - 3 and 1
Virginia 2, South Carolina 1, 2 Halved
1. Brittany Altomare (UVa) vs. Katie Burnett (SC) - Match Halved
2. Whitney Neuhauser (UVa) d. Amanda Strang (SC) - 1 up
3. Meredith Swanson (SC) d. Nicole Agnello (UVa) - 5 and 3
4. Calle Nielson (UVa) d. Corrine Carr (SC) - 2 and 1
5. Eleana Collins (UVa) vs. Taylor Barrett (SC) - Match Halved
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