Rosen Tied for Lead After First Round at Gator Invitational

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Portland Rosen
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March 15, 2013

Gainesville, Fla. - The 15th-ranked Virginia women's golf team is in ninth place following the opening round of the Sun Trust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. The Cavaliers shot 17-over 297 and trail tournament-leading Oklahoma by 12 shots.

Virginia was led by junior Portland Rosen, who is tied for the individual lead after 18 holes, at 2-under 68. She had two birdies and 16 pars during her round and was one of just six players in the 78-golfer field to break par. She shares the lead with Alabama's Stephanie Meadow.

UVa's other scores included a 3-over 73 by Brittany Altomare, a 76 by Briana Mao, an 80 by Elizabeth Brightwell and an 82 by Kaira Martin. Altomare is in 20th place, Mao is 39th, Brightwell is 65th and Martin is 76th.

The second round of the tournament will be played Saturday with the final round contested Sunday. The 15-team field features nine teams ranked in the current Golfstat top-50.

Sun Trust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course
Gainesville, Fla.
Par 70, 6,002 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Oklahoma              285
 2. Alabama               286
 3. Florida               289
 4. Miami                 290
 5. Oklahoma State        293
 5. Mississippi State     293
 7. Florida State         294
 8. Baylor                296
 9. Virginia              297
10. North Carolina        301
11. Chattanooga           302
12. Florida International 303
13. Kent State            305
14. South Florida         309
15. San Diego State       313

Individual Leaders 1. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 68 1. Portland Rosen, Virginia 68 3. Camilla Hedberg, Florida 69 3. Josephine Janson, Oklahoma State 69 3. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma 69 3. AC Tanguay, Oklahoma 69

Virginia Results 1. Portland Rosen 68 20. Brittany Altomare 73 39. Briana Mao 76 65. Elizabeth Brightwell 80 76. Kaira Martin 82