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May 7, 2015

St. George, Utah – The ninth-ranked Virginia women’s golf team completed the first round of play at the NCAA Regional in St. George, Utah, in eighth place. The Cavaliers shot 24-over 308 and are tied with eighth-ranked Arkansas. Top-ranked USC leads the 18-team field at 9-over 293.

The top six teams from the three-day, 54-hole tournament will advance to the NCAA Championships.

Virginia was led by junior Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.), who shot 3-over 74 at the par-71 Entrada at Snow Canyon course. She stood at 1-under through her first 14 holes before finishing with four straight bogeys.

After playing the front nine at 7-over and standing at 10-over through its first 13 holes, UVa struggled down the stretch, recording seven scores of at least double bogey and six other bogeys over the final five holes.

UVa’s Briana Mao (Folsom, Calif.) finished the round in 16th place with a 4-over 75 while Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill.) was 26th at 76. Sophomore Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and freshman Lyberty Anderson (Chesterfield, Va.) both shot 83 and are tied for 81st place.

UVa is making its 11th straight appearance at an NCAA Regional. The Cavaliers are looking to advance to the NCAA Championships for the eighth time in the program’s 12-year history.

The NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 22-27 at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

UVa will tee off from the first tee at 8 a.m. MT in the second round while paired with Arkansas and SMU. Live scoring of the tournament is online at

NCAA Regional
St. George, Utah
Entrada at Snow Canyon
Par 71, 6,255 yards
First Round Results

Team Results 1. USC                      293 2. California               297 3. UNLV                     301 4. Wisconsin                303 5. Stanford                 304 6. New Mexico State         305 7. Arkansas                 306 8. Virginia                 308 8. SMU                      30810. TCU                      31310. Middle Tennessee State   31312. San Diego State          31512. Denver                   31514. Colorado                 31614. Miami                    31616. Northern Arizona         31717. Vanderbilt               31918. Albany                   331
Individual Results1. Pauline Loulier, California 682. Alivia Brown, Washington State+ 712. Karen Chung, USC 71+ Competing as an individual
Virginia Results11. Lauren Coughlin 7416. Briana Mao 7526. Elizabeth Szokol 7681. Lauren Diaz-Yi 8381. Lyberty Anderson 83="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>
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