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Feb. 10, 2013

Sorrento, Fla. – The 18th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team is tied for 10th place following the opening round of play at the UCF Challenge taking place in Sorrento, Fla., at the Redtail Golf Club. Virginia shot 8-over 296 during its first round of the spring season at the 18-team tournament, which runs through Tuesday.

Redshirt freshman (Chesapeake, Va.), playing in her first collegiate tournament, shot 3-under 69 to tie for fourth place after the first round. Coughlin is competing as an individual and her results do not factor into UVa’s team scoring.

Coughlin shot par on each of her first nine holes, posted consecutive birdies on holes 10, 11 and 12, and then finished out her round with six more pars.

Sophomore Briana Mao led the Cavaliers competing in the team portion of the tournament with a 2-under 70. That was one stroke better than her previous best single-round score. Mao finished the first day in eighth place.

Portland Rosen finished at 2-over 74 to stand in 35th place. Nicole Agnello was 49th at 75, Brittany Altomare was 71st at 77 and Elizabeth Brightwell placed 99th with an 85.

South Carolina grabbed the tournament’s early lead at 4-unde 284. North Carolina and UCF are tied for second at 287. Augusta State teammates Natalie Wille and Casey Kennedy are tied for first place at 5-under 67.

The Cavaliers start their second round at 10:09 a.m. Monday from the 10th tee while paired with Ole Miss and South Florida.

UCF Challenge
Redtail Golf Club
Sorrento, Fla.
Par-72, 6,374 yards
First Round Results

Team Results

1. South Carolina 284 2. North Carolina 287 2. UCF 287 2. Augusta State 287 5. Tulane 288 6. East Carolina 289 7. Kennesaw State 292 8. Miami 293 8. Texas State 29310. Mississippi 29610. Virginia 29612. South Florida 29713. Louisville 29913. Col. of Charleston 29915. Missouri 30016. Coastal Carolina 30217. Georgia State 30418. Oregon State 305

Individual Leaders1. Natalie Wille, Augusta State 671. Casey Kennedy, Auguast State 673. Justine Dreher, South Carolina 684. Ines Lescudier, Kennesaw State 694. Leticia Ras-Anderica, Miami 694. Robyn Doig, UCF 694. Lauren Coughlin*, Virginia 69

Virginia Results 4. Lauren Coughlin* 69 8. Briana Mao 7035. Portland Rosen 7449. Nicole Agnello 7571. Brittany Altomare 7799. Elizabeth Brightwell 85* Non-scoring individual

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