April 17, 2013
Charlottesville, Va. - The 13th-ranked Virginia women's golf team plays in the 25th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship April 19-21 in Greensboro, N.C. at the historic Sedgefield Country Club. The 54-hole tournament will feature 18 holes of competition per day at the par-71, 6,210-yard course that once hosted the Greater Greensboro Open and is the current site of the PGA's Wyndham Championship. It is also the site of the founding of the conference. This marks the fifth consecutive year the ACC Championships have been held at Sedgefield Country Club.
The Cavaliers are paired with NC State and Florida State during Friday's opening round and tee off starting at 9:20 a.m. Boston College, Maryland and Miami open play at 8:30 a.m. while North Carolina, Duke and Wake Forest tee off at 10:10 a.m.
Duke, the 2012 champions, has dominated the championship winning all but three titles since 1996. The Blue Devils own a total of 17 ACC titles while Wake Forest has claimed five and North Carolina two.
The Blue Devils shot 875 to win last year's title by 10 strokes over runner-up North Carolina. Virginia was fifth at 903. Duke's Lindy Duncan took medalist honors by six shots at 3-under 210. UVa's top finisher was Briana Mao in 11th place at 224.
Virginia's lineup for the 2013 event will include Mao, Brittany Altomare, Elizabeth Brightwell, Nicole Anello and Portland Rosen. All five players have played in the event during their careers and Mao, Altomare, Brightwell and Rosen were in UVa's lineup last season.
Altomare leads UVa with a 72.29 stroke average, which is second among ACC competitors. She is ranked No. 13 in the latest Golfweek individual standings and No. 16 in the Golfstat standings.
This year's tournament includes four teams ranked in Golfweek's top-25. In addition to the No. 13 Cavaliers, Duke is No. 3, North Carolina is No. 9 and NC State is No. 21.
Virginia has placed second at the ACCs three times in the eight years the Cavaliers have competed in the championship. UVa was the runner-up in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Altomare and Calle Nielson's second-place showing in 2010 matched Leah Wigger's runner-up finish in 2006 as the best in UVa's history.
Live scoring of the tournament will be on Golfstat.com. Live webstreaming will be available for free on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 starting at 1 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday on theACC.com.
Stearns Making Mark on UniversityWomen's Soccer8/25/16A four-year starter for the Virginia women's soccer team, Morgan Stearns hold the program record for career victories by a goalkeeper.Spanish Journey Strengthens Cavaliers' BondMen's Basketball8/20/16The Virginia men's basketball team made strides on and off the court during its 10-day tour of Spain this month.'Hoos Heading Home On High NoteMen's Basketball8/17/16On the final night of its 10-day tour of Spain, Virginia routed the Sant Julià All-Stars 85-49. Four players scored in double figures for the Cavaliers.
Director of News Content
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.
Redding Falls in Match Play at U.S. Women’s Amateur
W. Golf | 8/3/2016
Virginia sophomore women’s golfer Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) lost in the round of 64 of...
Redding Advances to Match Play at U.S. Women’s Amateur
W. Golf | 8/2/2016
Virginia sophomore women’s golfer Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) advanced to the match play...
Jeff White: Cavalier Contingent Set for Big Stage
W. Golf | 7/31/2016
UVA will be well-represented this week at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Springfield,...
UVA Represented by Five Golfers at U.S. Amateur Championship
W. Golf | 7/31/2016
The Virginia women’s golf program is represented by five current and former players at this...
Redding Earns WCGA All-American Scholars Honor
W. Golf | 7/8/2016
Virginia freshman women’s golfer Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) has been named to the 2016...
Lewellen and Redding Earn VaSID Honors
W. Golf | 6/24/2016
Virginia had the most representation on the team with three players earning first-team honors, a ...
Coughlin Picks Up All-America Honors from Golfweek
W. Golf | 06/23/2016
For the second time this year, Virginia senior Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.) has been named a...
Szokol and Redding Named to ACC All-Academic Team
W. Golf | 06/21/2016
Virginia women’s golfers Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill.) and Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.)...
- Online Stores