UVa Women's Golfers Finish Second at Mason Rudolph
Sept. 23, 2012
Franklin, Tenn. – The 17th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team used a solid final-round showing to move up to a second-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. The Cavaliers shot 9-over 297 Sunday to complete play at 28-over 892. Arizona took top honors at 889.
The Cavaliers were led by the sixth-place finishes of senior Brittany Altomare and junior Elizabeth Brightwell. Both players finished the 54-holes of play at 6-over 222. Altomare shot 75 during the final round while Brightwell was one of three Cavaliers to shoot 2-over 74.
Altomare’s finish marked the 13th time in her career she has placed in the top-10. It was the best showing in Brightwell’s career. Her previous best finish was a 12th-place effort at the 2012 ACC Championships.
Junior Portland Rosen and sophomore Briana Mao tied for 17th at 10-over 226. They each shot 74 during the final round. Kaira Martin rounded out the UVa scoring with a 45th-place finish at 233. It was her best career finish in four tournament appearances.
Freshman Alexandra Hershberger, competing as a non-scoring individual, was 60th at 238. She shot 76 Sunday.
Georgia’s Emilie Burger took medalist honors at even par 216.
Mason Rudolph Championship
Vanderbilt Legends Club
Par-72, 6,312 yards
1. Arizona 298-286-305-889 2. Virginia 300-295-297-892 3. Michigan State 302-294-301-897 4. Texas 294-295-309-898 5. Vanderbilt 304-299-297-900 6. Texas A&M 302-293-316-911 6. Wake Forest 303-302-306-911 8. Kentucky 299-305-308-912 9. Georgia 301-306-309-91610. North Carolina 310-306-301-91711. Stanford 302-310-307-91912. Oregon 305-305-312-92213. Tulane 309-311-307-92714. Chattanooga 311-317-310-93815. Memphis 321-327-335-983
Individual Leaders1. Emilie Burger, Georgia 72-72-72-2162. Caroline Powers, Michigan State 71-75-73-2192. Kendall Prince, Arizona 73-70-76-2194. Olafia Kristinsdottir, Wake Forest 71-75-75-2214. Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt 75-73-73-221
Virginia Results 6. Brittany Altomare 77-70-75-222 6 Elizabeth Brightwell 78-70-74-22217. Portland Rosen 74-78-74-22617. Briana Mao 71-81-74-22645. Kaira Martin 79-77-77-23360. Alexandra Hershberger*82-80-76-238* Competing as a non-scoring individual