Hoos Smash Record Book to Take Lead at UCF Challenge
Feb. 9, 2015
Orlando, Fla. – The 16th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team had a record setting day to take the lead at the UCF Challenge in Orlando after 36 holes of play. The Cavaliers shot 13-under 275 during the second day of the 54-hole event to own a two-stroke advantage over Vanderbilt heading into Tuesday’s final round. UVa’s score bettered its previous best 18-hole score – 279 recorded at the 2014 NCAA Championships – by four shots.
Cavalier junior Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.) also etched her name into UVa’s record book by shooting 7-under 65, the lowest 18-hole score in program history. Coughlin’s two-day total of 8-under 136 has her in a four-way tie for first place. She had eight birdies during her round before recording her only bogey on the 18th hole. The previous best 18-hole score by a Cavalier was a 6-under 66 recorded by Portland Rosen during the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Championships.
UVa sophomore Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oak, Calif.) posted a personal best score as a collegiate, firing 4-under 68, to end the round in ninth place at 6-under 138. Junior Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill.) is in 16th place at 141, Briana Mao (Folsom, Calif.) is 20th at 142 and Maho Hayakawa (Lake Mary, Fla.) is 76th at 152. Alex Hershberger (Basking Ridge, N.J.), competing as an individual, is 32nd at 145.
The final round of the tournament takes place Tuesday.
Eagle Creek Golf Club
Par-72, 6,349 yards
Second Round Results
Team Results 1. Virginia 282-275-557 2. Vanderbilt 277-282-559 3. Tulane 289-271-560 4. UCF 287-277-564 5. Iowa State 281-286-567 6. Wisconsin 288-283-571 7. Miami 292-283-575 8. Kentucky 294-284-578 9. Campbell 295-285-580 9. Louisville 293-287-580 9. Texas 291-289-580 9. East Carolina 287-293-58013. Texas State 295-287-58213. Minnesota 292-291-58215. SMU 297-290-58716. Rollins 299-291-59017. South Florida 305-289-59418. Western Carolina 309-296-605
Individual Leaders1. Lauren Coughlin, Virginia 71-65-1361. Daniela Darquea, Miami 69-67-1361. Chonlada Chayanun, Iowa State 67-69-1361. Silvia Garces, Tulane 71-65-136
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