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Charlottesville, VA – The eighth-ranked Virginia women’s golf team opens the spring portion of its season at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Feb. 27-28 and March 1 at English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans. The 54-hole event features 18 holes of play each day on the par-72, 6,105-yard course. Play starts at 7:50 a.m. during the first two rounds and at 8:15 a.m. for the final round. Live stats will be available on

Virginia’s lineup for the tournament includes Brittany Altomare, Calle Nielson, Portland Rosen, Joy Kim and Nicole Agnello.

Altomare is ranked No. 4 in the current Golfstat standings. She led the team last fall with a 71.08 stroke average and recorded first-place finishes at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and The Landfall Tradition.

The 16-team field for the Suger Bowl Intercollegiate includes 12 teams ranked in the current Golfstat top-25 poll. Participants include: No. 1 Alabama, No. 10 Arizona State, No. 21 Auburn, Denver, No. 5 Duke, Florida, Kentucky, No. 4 LSU, Mississippi, No. 14 North Carolina, No. 6 Purdue, No. 2 USC, No. 17 Tennessee, Texas A&M, No. 15 Tulane and No. 13 Vanderbilt.

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