Agnello Helps Cavaliers Move up to Seventh at NCAA Golf
Video Streaming of Third Round (starts at 1:30 p.m.)
NOTE: This story has been updated following the conclusion of the second round Thursday Morning.
Wilmington, NC – The 13th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team moved up three spots to seventh place after two rounds of play at the NCAA Championships taking place at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. The 72-hole tournament runs through Friday.
Virginia shot 3-over 281 Wednesday for a 36-hole total of 9-over 585. Fourth-ranked USC leads the field at 6-under 570, seven strokes ahead of second-place Alabama. Purdue, ranked eighth, is third at 578, top-ranked UCLA is fourth at 580, fifth-ranked Arizona State is in fifth place at 581 and sixth-ranked Arizona is in sixth-place at 582.
Virginia was led during the second round by freshman Nicole Agnello, who equaled her career-best 18-hole score by shooting 2-under 70. She climbed up to 11th place on the leaderboard with a two-day total of even par 144.
Brittany Altomare shot 3-over 75 and dropped down to 18th place at 1-over 145. Calle Nielson is 25th at 146 after shooting 1-over 73 for the second consecutive round. Lauren Greenlief also fired a 73 to move to 82nd at 8-over 152. Joy Kim is also tied for 82nd after carding a 3-over 75 Wednesday.
“We had a very good day and I was very excited to see Nicole play so well in a championship setting,” said UVa coach Kim Lewellen. “We were kind of on a roll when play was suspended due to the weather. When we came back out we got a couple of bogies and sort of lost our mojo. We should have good weather Thursday, so we’ll see if we can get hot again and keep it going.”
The second round of the tournament was suspended at 7:27 p.m. due to darkness with six team still on the course. Play was stopped twice during the afternoon due to lighting in the area. The second round resumed at 7:30 a.m. Thursday with a shotgun start and the third round started one hour after the conclusion of the second round.
Virginia will play in the afternoon and will go off in the last wave of the day from the 10th tee. Due to the delay in starting the round, the Cavaliers will tee off after 2:40 p.m.
Live video streaming of the third round will start at 1:30 p.m.
Country Club of Landfall
Par 72, 6,368 yards
Second Round Results (as of time play suspended)
1. USC 282-288-570
2. Alabama 289-288-577
3. Purdue 284-294-578
4. UCLA 288-292-580
5. Arizona State 288-293-581
6. Arizona 296-286-582
7. Virginia 294-291-585
8. Vanderbilt 296-292-588
9. Auburn 293-296-589
9. Oklahoma State 295-294-589
11. Florida State 289-302-591
11. Duke 288-303-591
13. Texas 299-296-595
14. South Carolina 300-297-597
15. New Mexico 303-296-599
15. Texas A@M 297-302-599
17. TCU 292-308-600
18. Tulane 311-292-603
18. Pepperdine 297-306-603
20. Tennessee 297-307-604
21. Stanford 300-307-607
22. San Jose State 298-310-608
23. Oregon 302-309-611
24. Kent State 307-305-612
1. Jennifer Johnson, Arizona State 67-70-137
2. Jennifer Song, USC 67-71-138
3. Cyna Rodriguez, USC 68-72-140
3. Margarita Ramos, Arizona 71-69-140
3. Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, Purdue 67-73-140
3. Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State 70-70-140
7. Numa Gulyanamitta, Purdue 73-69-142
7. Rhea Nair, Alabama 71-71-142
9. Cydney Clanton, Auburn 72-71-143
9. Megan McChrystal, LSU 72-71-143
11. Nicole Agnello 74-70-144
18. Brittany Altomare 70-75-145
25. Calle Nielson 73-73-146
82. Lauren Greenlief 79-73-152
82. Joy Kim 77-75-152