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March 17, 2013

Gainesville, Fla. – The 15th-ranked Virginia women’s golf tied for fourth place at the 15-team Sun Trust Gator Invitational that wrapped up Sunday in Gainesville, Fla. The Cavaliers shot 11-over 291 during the final round for a three-day total of 37-over 877. Alabama, ranked No. 3, won the tournament at 25-over 865. Fourth-ranked Oklahoma was second at 868 and fifth-ranked Florida was third at 870. Oklahoma State, ranked No. 21, tied UVa for fourth place.

The Cavaliers were led by the second- and third-place finishes of Portland Rosen and Brittany Altomare. Both players shot 1-over 71 Sunday. Rosen finished at 1-over 211 and Altomare was two strokes behind her at 213.

Rosen’s finish was the best in her UVa career and her 54-hole score was a career best. It marked the first time she placed in the top-10 since placing eighth at last year’s NCAA Championships.

Altomare’s finish was the third time this year she has placed third in a tournament. It was the 17th top-10 outing in her career.

Oklahoma’s Chirapat Jao-Javanil took medalist honors at 4-under 206.

UVa’s Briana Mao finished 20th at 221, including a 73 during the final round. Kaira Martin was 64th at 234 and Elizabeth Brightwell was 73rd at 239.

The Cavaliers play their final regular season tournament March 29-31 at the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, N.C.

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

Team Results

1. Alabama 286-293-286-865 2. Oklahoma 285-297-286-868 3. Florida 289-293-288-870 4. Virginia 297-289-291-877 4. Oklahoma State 293-292-292-877 6. Miami 290-300-298-888 7. Florida State 294-303-293-890 8. Mississippi State 293-304-295-892 8. North Carolina 301-294-297-89210. Baylor 296-300-301-89711. Chattanooga 302-307-292-90112. Florida International 303-302-300-90513. San Diego State 313-302-301-91514. South Florida 309-311-300-92015. Kent State 305-313-306-924

Individual Leaders1. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma 69-68-69-2062. Portland Rosen, Virginia 68-72-71-2113. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 73-69-71-2134. Ally McDonald, Mississippi State 71-74-69-2144. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 68-74-72-214

Virginia Results 2. Portland Rosen 68-72-71-211 3. Brittany Altomare 73-69-71-21320. Briana Mao 76-72-73-22164. Kaira Martin 82-81-76-23473. Elizabeth Brightwell 80-76-78-239

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