UVa Women's Golfers Finish Fourth at Bryan National Collegiate
Browns Summit, NC – The seventh-ranked Virginia women’s golf team could not make a move up the leaderboard playing in windy, cold conditions during the final round of the Bryan National Collegiate and placed fourth overall. Virginia shot 28-over 316 during Sunday’s play for a final score of 46-over 910.
Wake Forest, ranked No. 17, won the tournament at 31-over 895. Tennessee, ranked No. 16, was second at 897. The Cavaliers finished one shot behind No. 22 North Carolina and one shot ahead of fourth-ranked Duke. The low score among the 17 teams during the final round was 17-over 305 by 21st ranked Vanderbilt. The tournament featured 13 teams ranked in the top-40 of this week’s Golfstat standings.
Virginia’s players combined for just six birdies Sunday. Freshman Portland Rosen had three of those to post a team leading score of 3-over 75. Only three players in the field of 90 competitors managed a better score during the final round.
Rosen finished tied for third at 6-over 222. It was the best finish of her career in just her fifth collegiate tournament. Her previous best showing was a 15th-place effort at The Landfall Tradition last fall.
Calle Nielson shot 83 Sunday to drop back to 19th at 228. Brittany Altomare also carded an 83 during the final round and was 28th at 231. Joy Kim shot 78 during the final round and moved up to 34th at 232. Nicole Agnello carded an 80 and improved to 56th at 239. Elizabeth Brightwell, playing as a non-scoring individual, was 60th at 240. She shot 79 during the final round.
Tennessee’s Erica Popson used a final round score of 1-over 73 to jump from eighth place to take medalist honors at 4-over 220. Wake Forest’s Michelle Shin was the runner-up at 221.
The Cavaliers play their final regular season tournament April 1-3 in Athens, Ga., at the Liz Murphey Classic.
Bryan National Collegiate
Bryan Park Champions Course
Browns Summit, NC
Par 72, 6,386 yards
1. Wake Forest 294-295-306-895
2. Tennessee 288-302-307-897
3. North Carolina 295-302-312-909
4. Virginia 296-298-316-910
5. Duke 301-293-317-911
6. Vanderbilt 299-309-305-913
7. Florida State 308-303-314-925
8. Ohio State 306-295-325-926
9. South Carolina 305-305-319-929
9. Louisville 303-303-323-929
11. Michigan State 305-302-323-930
12. Washington 304-305-328-937
13. Northwestern 307-318-321-941
14. UNC Greensboro 311-308-324-943
15. NC State 311-315-328-954
16. UNC Wilmington 311-328-325-964
17. Col. of Charleston 321-326-329-976
1. Erica Popson, Tennessee 70-77-73-220
2. Michelle Shin, Wake Forest 70-75-76-221
3. Kim Donovan, Duke 74-73-75-222
3. Portland Rosen, Virginia 73-74-75-222
5. Catherine O’Donnell, North Carolina 73-74-76-223
5. Allie White, North Carolina 74-71-78-223
3. Portland Rosen 73-74-75-222
19. Calle Nielson 72-73-83-228
28. Brittany Altomare 74-74-83-231
34. Joy Kim 77-77-78-232
56. Nicole Agnello 78-81-80-239
60. Elizabeth Brightwell* 80-81-79-240
* Playing as a non-scoring individual