UVa Women's Golfers in 14th Place at NCAA Regional
May 9, 2013
Auburn, Ala. – The 13th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team is tied for 14th place after the opening round of the NCAA East Regional Championship taking place at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. Virginia shot 12-over 300 to open the three-day, 54-hole qualifier. The top eight teams in the 24-school field advance to the NCAA Championships.
Top-seed Alabama leads the 24-team field at 11-under 277. The second-ranked Crimson Tide are the reigning NCAA Champions. Fifth-ranked Arkansas is tied with 20th-ranked Tulane for second place at 5-under 283.
Virginia was led by ACC individual champion Brittany Altomare, who shot even par 72 and is tied for 21st place. Portland Rosen is in 33rd place at 1-over 73. Briana Mao, an All-ACC selection, is tied for 54th at 3-over 75. Elizabeth Brightwell is in 103rd place at 80 and Nicole Agnello is 122nd at 85.
Virginia will start its second round Friday afternoon at 12:56 p.m. while paired with North Carolina and Oklahoma State. Live stats of the regional are online at Golfstat.com.
The NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.
NCAA East Regional
Auburn University Club
Par-72, 6,259 yards
First Round Results
1. Alabama 277 2. Arkansas 283 2. Tulane 283 4. UCLA 288 5. Texas 289 6. Oklahoma State 290 6. North Carolina 290 8. Northwestern 292 8. Notre Dame 29210. Tennessee 29411. East Tennessee State 29712. Mississippi 29912. Auburn 29914. Virginia 30015. Kentucky 30115. East Carolina 30115. Texas State 30118. Florida International 30119. Chattanooga 30920. Penn State 31021. UCF 31222. James Madison 31923. Eastern Kentucky 32124. Alabama State 335
Individual Leaders1. Emma Lavy, Arkansas 671. Erica Popson, Tennessee 671. Emma Talley, Alabama 674. Jackie Chang, North Carolina 684. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 684. Emily Penttila, Tulane 68