Virginia Golfers Open Play at ACC Championships Friday
Charlottesville, VA – The 13th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team plays in the 22nd annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship April 16-18 in Greensboro, N.C. at the historic Sedgefield Country Club. The 54-hole tournament will feature 18 holes of competition per day at the par-71, 6,355-yard course that once hosted the Greater Greensboro Open and is the current site of the PGA’s Wyndham Championship. It is also the site of the founding of the conference.
The Cavaliers are paired with NC State and Florida State during Friday’s opening round and tee off starting at 9:20 a.m.
Duke has dominated the championship winning the title every year except once since 1996. The Blue Devils own a total of 16 ACC titles while Wake Forest has claimed four and North Carolina one. The Demon Deacons took last year’s crown, winning by 24 strokes at 869. Virginia was fifth overall at 907. Calle Nielson was UVa’s top finisher in seventh place at 8-over 221. Whitney Neuhauser placed 15th at 225.
Virginia’s lineup will include Brittany Altomare, Nicole Agnello, Lauren Greenlief, Neuhauser and Nielson. Altomare leads UVa with a 74.08 stroke average while Nielson is second at 74.46.
This year’s tournament includes five teams ranked in Golfstat’s top-30. In addition to the No. 13 Cavaliers, Duke is No. 3, Wake Forest is No. 9, Florida State is No. 23 and North Carolina is No. 26.
Live scoring of the tournament will be on Golfstat.com. Live webstreaming will be available for free on Saturday, April 17 from 1pm to conclusion of play and Sunday, April 18 from 12:30pm to conclusion of play on theACC.com.