Cavaliers Complete Second Round of NCAA Regional in Fifth Place
May 9, 2014
Tallahassee, Fla. – The 20th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team is in fifth place entering Saturday’s final round of competition at the NCAA East Regional taking place in Tallahassee, Fla. The top eight teams from the 24-team field advance to the NCAA Championships.
Virginia shot 4-over 292 during Friday’s play for a 36-hole total of 1-under 575. No. 12 Vanderbilt leads the field at 10-under 566 while No. 2 Duke is second at 572. No. 34 Tulane is tied with No. 5 South Carolina for third place at 574, one stroke ahead of the Cavaliers.
Junior Briana Mao (Folsom, Calif.) led the Cavaliers during the second round by shooting 1-under 71. She was one of just 12 players in the field to break par in the windy conditions. Mao improved to 27th place with a two-day total of 1-under 143. Sophomore Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.) enters the final round with UVa’s best score. She posted a 72 Friday to move into eighth place at 142.
Elizabeth Brightwell (Nellysford, Va.) and Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) are tied for 27th place at 1-over 145. Brightwell shot 74 during the second round while Diaz-Yi finished with a 75. Senior Portland Rosen (Sugar Land, Texas) is in 109th place at 157.
In the race for medalist honors, Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse moved into first place with a two-day total of 5-under 139. Duke’s Celine Boutier and Sandy Choi are tied for second at 140.
Virginia will start its final round Saturday at 8:51 a.m. from the No. 10 tee. The Cavaliers will be paired with South Carolina and Stanford. According to tournament results through the first 36 holes, seven of the toughest playing holes at the SouthWood Golf Club are on the back nine.
NCAA East Regional
SouthWood Golf Course
Par 72, 6,257 yards
Second Round Results
Team Results 1. Vanderbilt 277-289-566 2. Duke 284-288-572 3. Tulane 280-294-574 3. South Carolina 291-283-574 5. Virginia 283-292-575 6. Stanford 291-286-577 7. NC State 286-294-580 8. Campbell 291-290-581 9. Florida State 290-295-58510. Pepperdine 290-297-58711. Texas State 289-299-58812. East Tennessee State 289-300-58913. UCF 289-303-59213. East Carolina 297-295-59215. Georgia 298-296-59415. Auburn 293-301-59417. Louisville 295-301-59618. Baylor 296-300-59719. Kentucky 295-304-59920. Seton Hall 302-301-60321. Troy 295-308-60422. Col. of Charleston 299-308-60723. Murray State 307-316-62324. Alabama State 315-314-629
Individual Results1. Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford 68-71-1392. Celine Boutier, Duke 67-73-1402. Sandy Choi, Duke 72-68-1404. Matilda Castren, Florida State 69-72-1414. Simin Feng, Vanderbilt 68-73-1414. Jenny Hahn, Vanderbilt 68-73-1414. Grace Na, Pepperdine 69-72-141
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