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March 4, 2006

Baton Rouge, LA – After grabbing the first round lead at the LSU Classic, the 15th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team dropped back to third place following the second round of play. The Cavaliers shot 15-over 303 Saturday and stand at 597 with 18 holes to play. Auburn’s 289 allowed the fifth-ranked Lady Tigers to grab the lead at 586. LSU moved up to second at 588.

In the race for medalist honors, Virginia’s Leah Wigger is in third place at 1-over 145 and Jennie Arseneault is one shot back in fourth position. LSU’s Melissa shot 6-under 66 to finish the first 36 holes at 5-under 139. She is four shots ahead of Vanderbilt’s Jacqui Concolino (143).

Virginia’s Carly Truitt, who is playing as a non-scoring individuals, is fourth overall at 148 after posting a 2-over 148 for the second consecutive round. Lauren Mielbrecht is tied with teammate Rachel Smith for 41st at 154. Sally Shonk is in 61st place at 159.

The final round of the tournament will feature a shotgun start Sunday morning. Live scoring for the event is online at

LSU Classic
First Round Results
The University Club
Par 72, 6,338 yards

Team Results

1. Auburn 297-289-586 2. LSU 298-290-588 3. Virginia 294-303-597 4. Vanderbilt 307-292-599 5. Furman 311-296-607 6. Mississippi State 304-304-608 7. Kentucky 304-308-611 7. Alabama 310-301-611 9. Augusta State 304-310-61410. Col. of Charleston 311-304-61511. Louisville 307-309-61612. UNC Wilmington 319-298-61713. Florida State 312-306-61814. NC State 307-312-61915. North Carolina 315-307-62216. Mississippi 320-309-62917. Birmingham Southern 327-319-64618. James Madison 325-335-660

Top Individuals1. Melissa Eaton, LSU 73-66-1392. Jacqui Concolino, Vanderbilt 75-68-1433. Leah Wigger, Virginia 71-73-1444. Jennie Arseneault, Virginia 70-75-1454. Kathleen Ekey, Furman 72-73-1454. Nicole Hage, Auburn 76-69-1457. Caroline Martens*, LSU 75-71-1467. Maria Martinez, Auburn 72-74-1469. Rebecca Kuhn, LSU 72-75-1479. Stephanie Noser, UNCW 78-69-1479. Alexis Rather, LSU 74-73-147

Virginia Results 3. Leah Wigger 71-73-145 4. Jennie Arseneault 70-75-14412. Carly Truitt* 74-74-14841. Lauren Mielbrecht 75-79-15441. Rachel Smith 78-76-15461. Sally Shonk 79-80-159* Playing as individual

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