Wilmington, NC Thanks to all five players finishing in the top-25, the Virginia women’s golf team is in second place after the opening round of The Landfall Tradition in Wilmington. The Cavaliers shot 2-over 290 and trail only 12th-ranked Purdue by three shots. Virginia, ranked 25th, is the tournament’s defending champion.
Virginia was led by freshman Calle Nielson who shot 2-under 70 on the damp Country Club of Landfall course. Junior Lene Krog is one shot behind Nielson in fourth place and Kristen Simpson was tied for 10th at 2-over 74. Jennie Arseneault is 14th at 75 and Whitney Neuhauser is 23rd at 76.
Purdue’s Chrisel Boeljon shot 4-under 68 to take the early lead in stroke play. Laura Crawford is second at 69, one shot ahead of Nielson.
The second round of the tournament will take Saturday with the final round Sunday.
The Landfall Tradition
The Country Club of Landfall
Par 72, 6,072 yards
First Round Results
1. Purdue 287
2. Virginia 290
3. Wake Forest 296
4. Ohio State 297
5. Michigan State 299
6. Michigan 306
7. UNC Wilmington 308
8. North Carolina 310
8. Tulsa 310
10. NC State 319
11. UNC Greensboro 320
12. Penn State 325
1. Christel Boeljon, Purdue 68
2. Laura Crawford, Wake Forest 69
3. Calle Nielson, Virginia 70
4. Lene Krog, Virginia 71
4. Maria Hernandez, Purdue 71
6. Gemma Webster, Ohio State 72
6. Sara Brown, Michigan State 72
8. Lydia Benitez Colon, Michigan 73
8. Junthima Gulyanamitta, Purdue 73
10. Allie Bodemann, Wake Forest 74
10. Emma Jandel, Ohio State 74
10. Ashley Tait, UNC Wilmington 74
10. Kristen Simpson, Virginia 74
3. Calle Nielson 70
4. Lene Krog 71
10. Kristen Simpson 74
14. Jennie Arseneault 75
23. Whitney Neuhauser 76
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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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