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Oct. 5, 2012

Athens, Ga. – The 19th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team is in ninth place following the opening round of the Liz Murphey Fall Preview taking place at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The Cavaliers shot 10-over 298 during Friday’s play and were led by the 2-under performance of senior All-American Brittany Altomare.

Altomare placed sixth at last year’s Liz Murphey Classic.

The Fall Preview is taking place at the site of the 2013 NCAA Championships. The 18-team field includes 10 teams currently ranked in the Golfstat top-25 poll.

Cavalier freshman Alex Hershberger had UVa’s second best score, shooting 3-over 75. It marked the first time she has played in the Virginia lineup as a scoring player. Hershberger finished the first round in 32nd place.

Elizabeth Brightwell shot 4-over 76 and is in 42nd place. Portland Rosen rounded out the Cavalier scoring with a 77 to stand 54th. Briana Mao was in 77th place after posting a score of 79.

Auburn, ranked No. 12 entering the event, leads the field at 1-under 287. UCLA is second at 294. The Bruins’ Erynne Lee posted the best first-round score at 4-under 68.

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

Liz Murphey Fall Preview
University of Georgia Golf Course
Athens, Ga.
Par-72, 6,335 yards
First Round Results

Team Results

1. Auburn 287 2. UCLA 294 3. USC 295 3. Denver 295 5. Georgia 296 5. Alabama 296 7. North Carolina 297 7. Vanderbilt 297 9. Virginia 29810. Oklahoma 29910. Texas A&M 29912. Tulane 30012. Purdue 30014. Tennessee 30214. Duke 30216. South Carolina 30516. LSU 30518. California 306

Individual Leaders1. Erynne Lee, UCLA 682. Collins Bradshaw, Georgia 692. Tonje Daffinrud, Denver 694. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 704. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 706. Hannah Collier, Alabama 716. Sophia Popov, USC 716. Paula Reto, Purdue 716. Diana Fernandez, Auburn 716. Marta Sanz, Auburn 71

Virginia Results 4. Brittany Altomare 7032. Alex Hershberger 7542. Elizabeth Brightwell 7654. Portland Rosen 7777. Briana Mao 79

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