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Sept. 21, 2012

Franklin, Tenn. – The 17th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team is in fourth place following Friday’s first round of play at the Mason Rudolph Championship taking place at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. The Cavalier shot 12-over 300 and trail first place Texas by six shots.

Sophomore Briana Mao shares the tournament lead after shooting 1-under 71. Mao had five birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey during her round. Mao’s round equaled her best 18-hole score as a collegiate player. Tied with her for first place are Wake Forest’s Olafia Kristinsdottir and Michigan State’s Caroline Powers.

UVa’s Portland Rosen is in 14th place after shooting 74, Brittany Altomare is 37th at 77, Elizabeth Brightwell is 48th at 78 and Kaira Martin is 54th at 79. Alex Hershberger, playing as a non-scoring individual, is in 72nd place after shooting 82 in her collegiate debut.

The second round of the tournament is set for Saturday and the final round will be played Sunday. Live scoring is online at

Mason Rudolph Championship
Vanderbilt Legends Club
Franklin, Tenn.
Par-72, 6,312 yards
First Round Results

Team Results

1. Texas 294 2. Arizona 298 3. Kentucky 299 4. Virginia 300 5. Georgia 301 6. Texas A&M 302 6. Michigan State 302 6. Stanford 302 9. Wake Forest 30310. Vanderbilt 30411. Oregon 30512. Tulane 30913. North Carolina 31014. Chattanooga 31115. Memphis 321

Individual Leaders1. Olafia Kristinsdottir, Wake Forest 711. Briana Mao, Virginia 711. Caroline Powers, Michigan State 714. Ashleigh Albrecht, Kentucky 724. Emilie Burger, Georgia 724. Lauren Kim, Stanford 724. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia 72

Virginia Results 1. Briana Mao 7114. Portland Rosen 7437. Brittany Altomare 7748 Elizabeth Brightwell 7854. Kaira Martin 7972. Alex Hershberger* 82* Competing as a non-scoring individual

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