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UVa Women's Golfers Finish Fifth at UNC

Brittany Altomare

Oct. 14, 2012

Chapel Hill, N.C. - The 24th-ranked Virginia women's golf team wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule with a fifth-place finish at the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. Virginia shot 5-over 293 during Sunday's final round for a three-day score of 24-over 888. North Carolina won the tournament at 8-over 872.

The 18-team field included eight teams currently ranked in the top 25 of the Golfstat poll.

Senior All-American Brittany Altomare led UVa with a third-place finish. It was her third consecutive top-six finish at a tournament and marked the 16th time she has placed in the top 10 during her career. Altomare shot 2-under 70 Sunday for a 54-hole total of 2-under 214.

Altomare was UVa's top finisher in all four fall tournaments.

Elizabeth Brightwell was 25th at 223 including a 3-over 75 Sunday. Portland Rosen finished with a 73 to move up to 30th place at 224. Nicole Agnello, playing in her first tournament since last March due to a wrist injury, was 55th at 231. She posted a final round score of 75. Freshman Alex Hershberger was 63rd at 233. She shot 77 during the final round.

Florida's Isabelle Lendl took first-place honors at 6-under 210.

Tar Heel Invitational
UNC Finley Golf Course
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Par-72, 6,285 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. North Carolina  288-293-291-872
 2. Mississippi     299-297-289-885
 2. Baylor          288-303-294-885
 4. Duke            296-301-290-887
 5. Virginia        286-309-293-888
 5. Arkansas        301-297-290-888
 7. NC State        300-295-294-889
 8. LSU             294-302-297-893
 9. Florida         301-292-302-895
10. Michigan State  302-298-300-900
11. Louisville      304-297-301-902
12. South Carolina  298-301-311-910
12. Kentucky        305-305-300-910
14. Auburn          311-308-302-921
15. UCF             307-314-303-924
16. Wake Forest     304-310-312-926
17. Colorado        311-312-307-930
18. Michigan        319-304-324-947

Individual Leaders 1. Isabelle Lendl, Florida 70-71-69-210 2. Hayley Davis, Baylor 67-73-73-213 3. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 69-75-70-214 4. Haley Sanders, Mississippi 75-69-71-215 4. Lauren Taylor, Baylor 72-73-70-215 6. Maia Schechter, North Carolina 72-71-74-217

Virginia Results 3. Brittany Altomare 69-75-70-214 25. Elizabeth Brightwell 70-78-75-223 30. Portland Rosen 77-74-73-224 55. Nicole Agnello 74-82-75-231 63. Alex Hershberger 73-83-77-233




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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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