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Oct. 28, 2006

Wilmington, NC – The ninth-ranked Virginia women’s golf team turned in the best score of the day to move into first place at UNC Wilmington’s Landfall Tradition entering Sunday’s final round of play. The Cavaliers shot 7-over 295 for a 36-hole total of 596. Michigan State is in second place at 607 followed by New Mexico at 611. Michigan, which led UVa by one shot heading into Saturday’s second round, fell into a tie for fourth at 615.

Leah Wigger and Rachel Smith led the Cavaliers Saturday with a pair of even par performances. Wigger improved to second in stroke play with a two-day total of 3-over 147. She trails Michigan State’s Sara Brown by four shots. Lauren Mielbrecht is ninth at 152 following a second-round 77. Jennie Arseneault, Whitney Neuhauser and Rachel Smith are all tied for 11th at 153.

Arseneault, who led the tournament after an opening-round 72, shot 81 during Saturday’s windy conditions. Neuhauser, a freshman, carded a 74, the best round of her career.

Live scoring of the tournament’s final round will be on the Internet at

The Landfall Tradition
The Country Club of Landfall
Wilmington, NC
Par-72, 6,115 yards
Second-Round Results

Team Results

1. Virginia 301-295-596 2. Michigan State 305-302-607 3. New Mexico 309-302-611 4. Michigan 300-315-615 4. Ohio State 305-310-615 6. Wake Forest 310-312-622 7. NC State 317-315-632 8. South Florida 315-324-639 9. Penn State 316-327-64311. UNC Greensboro 320-324-64410. Tulsa 318-329-64712. UNC Wilmington 326-330-656

Individual Leaders1. Sara Brown, Michigan State 74-69-1432. Leah Wigger, Virginia 75-72-1473. Brianna Broderick, Michigan 72-76-1484. Mandy Goins, Wake Forest 77-72-1495. Mikaela Backstedt, New Mexico 77-73-1505. Giselle Claux, New Mexico 75-75-1505. Gemma Webster, Ohio State 74-76-1508. Dana Je, Ohio State 72-79-1519. Laura Kueny, Michigan State 77-75-1529. Lauren Mielbrecht, Virginia 75-77-152

Virginia Results 2. Leah Wigger 75-72-147 9. Lauren Mielbrecht 75-77-15211. Jennie Arseneault 72-81-15311. Whitney Neuhauser 79-74-15311. Rachel Smith 81-72-153

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