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Sept. 14, 2014 Hanahan, S.C. – The Virginia women’s golf team opened its season by completing the first round of the 12th annual Powerade Cougar Classic tied for fourth at even par 288. Wake Forest leads the 23-team field at 6-under 282. The tournament is taking place at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C.

Virginia was led by sophomore Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), who shot a career-best 3-under 69 to be tied for third overall after the first 18 holes. Briana Mao (Folsom, Calif.), Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.) and Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill.), all tied for 31st for UVa at 1-over 73. A transfer from Northwestern, Szokol is playing in her first tournament as a Cavalier. Freshman Lyberty Anderson (Chesterfield, Va.). shot 76 and is in 66th place.

Wake Forest’s Sierra Sims posted a tournament record 7-under 65 to take a three-shot lead into the second round.

Second round play will start at 9 a.m. Monday with a shotgun start. Live scoring is online at

Powerade Cougar Classic
Hanahan, S.C.
Yeamans Hall
Par 72, 6,204 yards
First Round Results

Team Results 1. Wake Forest         282 2. Arkansas            283 3. NC State            287 4. UCF                 288 4. Virginia            288 6. Mississippi State   289 7. UCLA                290 8. Col. of Charleston  293 9. Tennessee           294 9. Charleston Southern 294 9. Duke                29412. North Carolina      29513. Georgia             29614. Florida             29715. Mississippi         29816. Wisconsin           29917. Baylor              30417. Maryland            30419. Missouri            30520. Penn State          30720. UNCG                30722. Indiana             30823. Clemson             309
Individual Leaders1. Sierra Sims, Wake Forest 652. Jessica Peng, Mississippi State 683. Regina Plasencia, Arkansas 693. Sandy Choi, Duke 693. Leona Maguire, Duke 693. Maia Schechter, North Carolina 693. Allison Emrey, Wake Forest 693. Lauren Diaz-Yi, Virginia 69
Virginia Results 3. Lauren Diaz-Yi 6931. Briana Mao 7331. Lauren Coughlin 7331. Elizabeth Szokol 7366. Lyberty Anderson 76="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>
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