Cavalier Golfers Prepare for Murphey Collegiate and Unique Team Format
Charlottesville, VA – The seventh-ranked Virginia women’s golf team will play its final regular season event prior to the ACC Championships this weekend in Athens, Ga. The Cavaliers will take part in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic April 1-3 at the par 72, 6,335-yard University of Georgia Golf Course.
This year’s tournament breaks away from the traditional scoring for a collegiate team event. All five competitors from each school will play together as opposed to seeded players from three or four teams playing in groups. A team’s score for each hole will be determined by the low four scores on that hole. This alteration will allow every player the chance to contribute on every hole.
The individual champion will still be determined as the player with the best relation-to-par score over the 54 holes.
The field of 23 teams includes Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Chattanooga, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Furman, Georgia, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, Kent State, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, South Carolina and Wake Forest.
The Virginia lineup will feature Portland Rosen, Brittany Altomare, Nicole Agnello, Joy Kim and Calle Nielson. Eleana Collins will compete as a non-scoring individual.
Altomare leads the Cavaliers with a 72.71 stroke average while Nielson is second at 74.19. Rosen is coming off a third-place finish at the Bryan National Collegiate last weekend, her best showing during her freshman season at UVa.
Live scoring of the tournament will be online at Golfstat.com.