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UVa Women's Golfers Take 1st Round Lead at Auburn

Auburn, AL The No. 7 Virginia women’s golf team shot 1-over 289 to hold a five-shot lead after the opening round of play at Auburn’s “The Derby” tournament being held at its University Club course. Alabama, ranked No. 6, is in second place at 289, while No. 12 Auburn is third at 298 and No. 2 Arizona State is fourth at 300.

Virginia was led by junior Whitney Neuhauser’s 3-under 69. After opening with back-to-back bogies, she went on to record five birdies during the rest of her round to climb to the top of the leaderboard. She was one of three Cavaliers to finish in the top-10 after the first round.

Calle Nielson and Jennie Arseneault both shot 1-over 73 and are tied for eighth overall. Lene Krog is 13th at 74 and Joy Kim is 37th at 78. Kristen Simpson, playing as a non-scoring individual, is 54th after shooting 80.

Due to weather in the area, a shotgun start was used for Friday’s first round. The second round is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and the final round takes place Sunday. Live scoring is online at

The Derby
University Club
Auburn, AL
Par-72, 6,301 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
1. Virginia 289
2. Alabama 294
3. Auburn 298
4. Arizona State 300
5. Mississippi 305
6. Tulane 307
7. Georgia 308
8. Furman 309
9. South Carolina 310
9. Florida State 310
9. Central Florida 310
12. Kansas 311
13. Mississippi State 312
14. LSU 314
15. Kentucky 315
16. UT Chattanooga 317
17. Coastal Carolina 324

Individual Leaders
1. Whitney Neuhauser, Virginia 69
2. Jackie Hilea, Furman 70
2. Anna Nordquist, Arizona State 70
2. Brooke Pancake, Alabama 70
5. Candace Schepperle, Auburn 71
6. Azahara Munoz, Arizona State 72
6. Mayule Tomimbang, UCF 72
8. Jennie Arseneault, Virginia 73
8. Helena Blomberg, Alabama 73
8. Cydney Clanton, Auburn 73
8. Calle Nielson, Virginia 73
8. Emily Powers, Kansas 73

Virginia Results
1. Whitney Neuhauser 69
8. Calle Nielson 73
8. Jennie Arseneault 73
13. Lene Krog 74
37. Joy Kim 78
54. Kristen Simpson* 80
* Non-scoring individual




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