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March 15, 2013

Gainesville, Fla. – The 15th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team is in ninth place following the opening round of the Sun Trust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. The Cavaliers shot 17-over 297 and trail tournament-leading Oklahoma by 12 shots.

Virginia was led by junior Portland Rosen, who is tied for the individual lead after 18 holes, at 2-under 68. She had two birdies and 16 pars during her round and was one of just six players in the 78-golfer field to break par. She shares the lead with Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow.

UVa’s other scores included a 3-over 73 by Brittany Altomare, a 76 by Briana Mao, an 80 by Elizabeth Brightwell and an 82 by Kaira Martin. Altomare is in 20th place, Mao is 39th, Brightwell is 65th and Martin is 76th.

The second round of the tournament will be played Saturday with the final round contested Sunday. The 15-team field features nine teams ranked in the current Golfstat top-50.

Sun Trust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course
Gainesville, Fla.
Par 70, 6,002 yards
First Round Results

Team Results

1. Oklahoma 285 2. Alabama 286 3. Florida 289 4. Miami 290 5. Oklahoma State 293 5. Mississippi State 293 7. Florida State 294 8. Baylor 296 9. Virginia 29710. North Carolina 30111. Chattanooga 30212. Florida International 30313. Kent State 30514. South Florida 30915. San Diego State 313

Individual Leaders1. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 681. Portland Rosen, Virginia 683. Camilla Hedberg, Florida 693. Josephine Janson, Oklahoma State 693. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma 693. AC Tanguay, Oklahoma 69

Virginia Results 1. Portland Rosen 6820. Brittany Altomare 7339. Briana Mao 7665. Elizabeth Brightwell 8076. Kaira Martin 82

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