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Wilmington, NC – The 13th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team had its worst round of tournament, shooting 19-over 307 to fall back to 15th place at the NCAA Championships taking place at the Country Club of Landfall in
Wilmington, N.C. UVa’s 54-hole score stands at 28-over 892. The 72-hole tournament concludes Friday. Virginia entered Thursday’s third round in seventh place.

“We did not play well today, but I know they have it in them,” said UVa coach Kim Lewellen. “They played phenomenal yesterday and they have played a lot of good rounds this spring so we’re going to think about those rounds and the times we have played well and forget about today completely. Everyone has a bad round. Usually as a team we don’t have them all on the same day and today we did. Hopefully tomorrow we can come out and really put it together.”

The Cavaliers enter Friday’s final round with a three-day total of 28-over 892. Virginia shot 294 and 291 in the event’s first two rounds.

Purdue overtook USC to grab the team lead at 6-under 858. The Trojans are second at 1-over 865 and Arizona State and Alabama are tied for third at 7-over 871.

Virginia was led Thursday by freshman Brittany Altomare who shot 2-over 74. She is in 23rd place at 3-over 219. Nicole Agnello carded a 6-over 78 to drop back to 36th overall at 6-over 222. Calle Nielson is in 74th place at
227 that included a 9-over 81 during the third round. Joy Kim is 84th at 228 after shooting 76 Thursday. Lauren Greenleif shot 79 and is in 101st place at 231.

Arizona State’s Jennifer Johnson leads the field at 9-under 207. Oklahoma State’s Caroline Hedwall is in second place at 208.

“We have a young team with three freshmen playing here, so if we can rally and finish in the top 10, that would be great,” Lewellen said. “That will be our goal going into tomorrow. We need to get everybody in a great frame of mind to play well in the final round.”

Virginia will play in the morning wave and will tee off at 9:06 a.m. along with Duke and Pepperdine from the first tee.

NCAA Championships
Country Club of Landfall
Wilmington, NC
Par 72, 6,368 yards
Third Round Results

Team Results
1. Purdue 284-294-280-858
2. USC 282-288-295-865
3. Arizona State 288-293-290-871
3. Alabama 289-288-294-871
5. Arizona 296-286-293-875
6. Vanderbilt 296-292-291-879
7. UCLA 288-292-302-882
8. Auburn 293-296-295-884
9. Florida State 289-302-294-885
9. Texas A@M 297-302-286-885
9. Oklahoma State 295-294-296-885
12. South Carolina 300-297-293-890
13. Duke 288-303-300-891
13. Pepperdine 297-306-288-891
15. Virginia 294-291-307-892
16. New Mexico 303-296-295-894
17. Texas 299-296-300-895
17. TCU 292-308-295-895
19. Tulane 311-292-297-900
20. Tennessee 297-307-300-904
21. Kent State 307-305-297-909
21. Stanford 300-307-302-909
23. San Jose State 298-310-313-921
24. Oregon 302-309-313-924

Top Individuals
1. Jennifer Johnson, Arizona State 67-70-70-207
2. Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State 70-70-68-208
3. Jennifer Song, USC 67-71-72-210
3. Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, Purdue 67-73-70-210
5. Numa Gulyanamitta, Purdue 73-69-70-212
6. Margarita Ramos, Arizona 71-69-74-214
7. Katie Burnett, South Carolina 72-74-69-215
7. Jennifer Kirby, Alabama 75-70-70-215
7. Cydney Clanton, Auburn 72-71-72-215

Virginia Results
23. Brittany Altomare 70-75-74-219
36. Nicole Agnello 74—70-78-222
74. Calle Nielson 73-73-81-227
84. Joy Kim 77-75-76-228
101. Lauren Greenlief 79-73-79-231

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