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March 2, 2006

Charlottesville, VA – The 15th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team travels to LSU this week for its second event of the spring season. The Cavaliers will play in the 18-team LSU Classic March 3-5. The 54-hole tournament will take place at LSU’s par 72, 6,338-yard University Club.

The field for the event includes Alabama, Auburn, Augusta State, Birmingham Southern, the College of Charleston, Florida State, Furman, James Madison, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Carolina State, UNC Wilmington, Vanderbilt, Virginia and the host Tigers.

Ranked fifth, Auburn holds the highest spot of any team in this week’s Golfweek rankings. Vanderbilt is 13th while the Cavaliers are 15th, having dropped two spots from the first spring poll.

Virginia will start play Friday at 8:30 a.m. CT from the No. 1 tee. The Cavaliers will be paired with Charleston and Florida State for the first round. Saturday’s second round gets underway at 8:12 a.m. CT and Sunday’s final round features a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. CT.

Leah Wigger, who is currently ranked 28th by Golfweek, is Virginia’s number-one player for this event. She was the runner-up in Virginia’s first spring outing, placing second at Miami’s Papa John’s Collegiate with a 5-over score of 221.

Sally Shonk, who was 13th at the same tournament playing as a non-scorer, will be UVa’s No. 2 player in coach Jan Mann’s lineup. Jennie Arseneault, Lauren Mielbrecht and Rachel Smith round out the Cavalier lineup. Carly Truitt will also play as a non-scoring individual.

Arseneault was 16th at the Papa John’s Collegiate in her first college outing. Mielbrecht finished 20th and Smith was 25th. Truitt placed 43rd at the tournament.

Live scoring of the LSU Classic will be available on the Internet at

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