Virginia Golfers Finish Third at Fall Preview
Owings Mills, MD The 14th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team shot 12-over 300 during Monday’s final round of the Duramed Fall Preview to finish third in the 15-team field. Second-ranked Arizona State placed three individuals among the top-10 finishers to take the team title with an 8-over score of 872 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md. The Cavaliers finished the fall season’s most prestigious tournament at 19-over 880, just three shots behind fourth-ranked USC, the defending NCAA Champions. Georgia, ranked No. 9, was one shot behind the Cavaliers.
The field for the Fall Preview included 14 teams ranked in Golfweek’s preseason top-25, including seven teams in the top-10.
Virginia was led by senior Jennie Arseneault who was seventh overall at 1-over 217. That is her best tournament score in her career. Her previous best outing was a 2-over 218 performance she posted at the 2006 Fall Preview. Arseneault began the day in first place, but dropped back in the field by shooting 7-over 79. It was the sixth top-10 performance during her career.
Three Cavaliers tied for 21st place at 7-over 223. That group included Joy Kim, Whitney Neuhauser and Calle Nielson. Kim shot 73 Monday, Nelson posted a 75 and Neuhauser finished with a 76. Kristen Simpson was 44th overall at 233. She shot 76 during the final round.
Neuhauser’s 54-hole score was the lowest of her career, bettering the 224 she turned in last February at Miami’s Qdoba Invitational. Her opening round 72 matched her best single-round effort as a collegiate.
Oklahoma State freshman Caroline Hedwall captured medalist honors, firing a 4-under 212 to top the field of 75 golfers. Hedwall entered the final round in fourth place, but carded a 3-under 69 on Monday.
Duramed Fall Preview
Caves Valley Golf Club
Owings Mills, Md.
Par-72, 6,216 yards
1. Arizona State 295-291-286-872
2. USC 298-297-285-880
3. Virginia 289-294-300-883
4. Georgia 293-286-305-884
5. Alabama 294-302-290-886
6. Oklahoma State 302-297-296-895
7. Auburn 303-286-308-897
8. Duke 300-297-301-898
9. Wake Forest 304-305-299-908
10. Denver 304-308-298-913
11. Arkansas 310-306-308-924
12. Texas A&M 308-304-314-926
13. Purdue 313-308-306-927
14. Florida 312-308-308-928
15. Georgetown 327-327-331-985
1. Caroine Hedwall, Oklahoma State 73-70-69-212
2. Anna Nordqvist, Arizona State 69-76-69-214
3. Lizette Salas, USC 73-74-68-215
4. Krystle Caithness, Georgia 70-72-74-216
4. Azahara Munoz, Arizona State 75-70-71-216
4. Candace Schepperle, Auburn 73-66-77-216
7. Jennie Arseneault, Virginia 68-70-79-217
7. Brooke Pancake, Auburn 72-73-71-217
9. Cydney Clanton, Auburn 72-73-73-218
9. Jennifer Osborn, Arizona State 75-69-74-218
9. Jennifer Song, USC 73-72-73-218
7. Jennie Arseneault 68-70-79-217
21. Joy Kim 76-74-73-223
21. Whitney Neuhauser 72-75-76-223
21. Calle Nielson 73-75-75-223
44. Kristen Simpson 78-79-76-233