UVa Women's Golfers Ready for ACC Championships
Charlottesville, VA – The 25th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team plays in the 24th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship April 13-15 in Greensboro, N.C. at the historic Sedgefield Country Club. The 54-hole tournament will feature 18 holes of competition per day at the par-71, 6,185-yard course that once hosted the Greater Greensboro Open and is the current site of the PGA’s Wyndham Championship (Aug. 13-19). It is also the site of the founding of the conference. This marks the fourth consecutive year the ACC Championships have been held at Sedgefield Country Club.
The Cavaliers are paired with North Carolina and Duke during Friday’s opening round and tee off starting at 10:10 a.m.
Duke has dominated the championship winning all but three titles since 1996. The Blue Devils own a total of 16 ACC titles while Wake Forest has claimed five and North Carolina two. The Tar Heels ran away with last year’s title, beating second-place Duke by 24 strokes. UNC finished at 875 while the Blue Devils were second at 899 and UVa was third at 903. Wake Forest’s Cheyenne Woods took medalist honors at 5-under 208. Brittany Altomare led the Cavaliers with a seventh-place finish at 222.
Virginia’s lineup for the 2012 event will include Altomare, Briana Mao, Elizabeth Brightwell, Lauren Greenlief and Portland Rosen. Altomare leads UVa with a 73.35 stroke average, which is second among ACC competitors. She is ranked No. 29 in the latest Golfweek individual standings.
This year’s tournament includes four teams ranked in Golfweek’s top-25. In addition to the No. 25 Cavaliers, North Carolina is No. 6, Duke is No. 9, and NC State is No. 21.
Virginia has placed second at the ACCs three times in the eight years the Cavaliers have competed in the championship. UVa was the runner-up in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Altomare and Calle Nielson’s second-place showing in 2010 matched Leah Wigger’s runner-up finish in 2006 as the best in UVa’s history.
Live scoring of the tournament will be on Golfstat.com. Live webstreaming will be available for free on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 starting at 1:30 p.m. on theACC.com.
UVa at the ACC Championships
Year Finish Team Score Individual Finish Score
2004 7th of 7 307-304-304-915 Leah Wigger 11th 71-75-71-217
2005 3rd of 8 320-311-313-944 Leah Wigger 12th 76-80-77-233
2006 2nd of 9 308-300-296-904 Leah Wigger 2nd 76-72-71-219
2007 5th of 9 297-303-320-920 Leah Wigger 4th 76-70-73-219
2008 2nd of 9 284-295-293-872 Calle Nielson 3rd 70-70-76-216
2009 5th of 9 295-310-302-907 Calle Nielson 7th 69-75-77-221
2010 2nd of 9 288-298-287-873 Brittany Altomare 2nd 72-69-71-212
Calle Nielson 2nd 70-73-69-212
2011 3rd of 9 295-304-304-903 Brittany Altomare 7th 73-77-72-222