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Charlottesville, VA The Virginia women’s golf team is back on the links this weekend for Tennessee’s
Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships at Knoxville’s Cherokee Country Club. The three-day, 54-hole tournament includes a 17-team field. This year’s tournament features 15 teams ranked in Golfweek’s current top-50 and 27 of the top 100 individuals in that poll. Tennessee is the defending tournament champion.

The field includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Central Florida, Denver, Florida, Furman, Kent State, LSU, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Purdue, SMU, the Swedish Junior National team, Tennessee and Virginia. The Cavaliers open play on the 10th hole at 9 a.m. Friday while paired with Central Florida and Denver.

Virginia’s lineup includes Kim Joy, Carly Truitt, Kristen Simpson, Calle Nielson and Lene Krog. Nielson and Krog tied for 10th at North Carolina’s Lady Tar Heel Invitational last weekend to help UVa to a ninth-place finish. This will by Joy’s first collegiate tournament.

The Cavaliers are playing in the tournament for the first time since 2004. Virginia looks to improve upon 16th- and 13th-place finishes in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

Live scoring for the tournament is on

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