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
Par 70, 6,002 yards
First Round 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
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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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