May 9, 2013
Auburn, Ala. - The 13th-ranked Virginia women's golf team is tied for 14th place after the opening round of the NCAA East Regional Championship taking place at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. Virginia shot 12-over 300 to open the three-day, 54-hole qualifier. The top eight teams in the 24-school field advance to the NCAA Championships.
Top-seed Alabama leads the 24-team field at 11-under 277. The second-ranked Crimson Tide are the reigning NCAA Champions. Fifth-ranked Arkansas is tied with 20th-ranked Tulane for second place at 5-under 283.
Virginia was led by ACC individual champion Brittany Altomare, who shot even par 72 and is tied for 21st place. Portland Rosen is in 33rd place at 1-over 73. Briana Mao, an All-ACC selection, is tied for 54th at 3-over 75. Elizabeth Brightwell is in 103rd place at 80 and Nicole Agnello is 122nd at 85.
Virginia will start its second round Friday afternoon at 12:56 p.m. while paired with North Carolina and Oklahoma State. Live stats of the regional are online at Golfstat.com.
The NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.
NCAA East Regional
Auburn University Club
Par-72, 6,259 yards
First Round Results
1. Alabama 277
2. Arkansas 283
2. Tulane 283
4. UCLA 288
5. Texas 289
6. Oklahoma State 290
6. North Carolina 290
8. Northwestern 292
8. Notre Dame 292
10. Tennessee 294
11. East Tennessee State 297
12. Mississippi 299
12. Auburn 299
14. Virginia 300
15. Kentucky 301
15. East Carolina 301
15. Texas State 301
18. Florida International 301
19. Chattanooga 309
20. Penn State 310
21. UCF 312
22. James Madison 319
23. Eastern Kentucky 321
24. Alabama State 335
Individual Leaders 1. Emma Lavy, Arkansas 67 1. Erica Popson, Tennessee 67 1. Emma Talley, Alabama 67 4. Jackie Chang, North Carolina 68 4. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 68 4. Emily Penttila, Tulane 68
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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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