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Feb. 19, 2006

Miami Lakes, FL – The 13th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team stands in eight place after the first round of play at the Papa John’s Collegiate Championship held at Don Shula’s Golf Club in Miami Lakes, Fla.

Leah Wigger posted the Cavaliers’ best score with a 1-over 73. She trails South Florida’s Christina Jones and Amanda Mathis of Mississippi State by one stroke for the individual lead.

Virginia shot 19-over 307 in its first event of the spring and is eight shots behind tournament-leading College of Charleston.

Freshman Jennie Arseneault, playing in her first collegiate tournament, shot 4-over 76 to stand 18th overall. Lauren Mielbrecht and Rachel Smith both carded 79s to tie for 39th. Carly Truitt is 57th at 83. Sally Shonk, playing as an individual, shot 75 and is 11th in stroke play.

The second round of the tournament will take Monday following by the final 18 holes Tuesday.

Papa John’s Collegiate Golf Championship
First Round Results
Don Shula’s Golf Club, Miami Lakes, Fla.
Par 72, 6,319 yards

Team Results

1. College of Charleston 299 2. Alabama 301 3. Mississippi State 303 4. Louisville 305 4. East Carolina 305 4. Kentucky 305 7. Miami 306 8. Virginia 307 9. South Florida 30810. NC State 31011. Coastal Carolina 31312. UAB 322

Top Individuals1. Christina Jones USF 721. Amanda Mathis Miss. St. 723. Angie Hill Charleston 733. Ali Kicklighter Kentucky 733. Hagen Weintraub Miami 733. Gretchen Zoeller Charleston 733. Leah Wigger Virginia 738. Jenny Suh Alabama 748. Emelie Lind E Carolina 748. Carina Sorensen Alabama 74

Virginia Results 3. Leah Wigger 7311. Sally Shonk* 7518. Jennie Arseneault 7639. Lauren Mielbrecht 7939. Rachel Smith 7957. Carly Truitt 83

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